If You CAN see it, You CAN be it!
What is your passion?
The SoLa Tech and Entrepreneurship Center is on a mission to inspire and train a new generation of Black and brown tech leaders and entrepreneurs from South Los Angeles.
Join us and discover our exciting programs in our five pathways:
Technology, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Esports and Paid Apprenticeships.
This 10-week paid apprenticeship brings industry leaders and experts together with program participants to collectively produce a music festival featuring young artists from South LA. Upon completion of the program, participant will receive:
Earn a portion of Music Festival proceeds
Gain VIP access to a concert hosted by Live Nation
Network with music and entertainment professionals
Gain eligibility to Live Nation internship opportunities
And so much more!
This program is in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, one of the largest concert and live event promoters in the world. The program overviews live production elements such as marketing, artist relations, merchandising, ticketing, vendor relations, hands-on skills training and strategy. In the end, participants produce a live outdoor music festival in the heart of Historic South Central!
Our world class facility is the first of its kind in South LA. The 13,000 sq ft center features state-of-the-art technology including 30 high powered iMacs, 20 MacBooks 15 iPads, 10 gaming PCs, a digital production and podcast studio, Music Jam Room, Oculus Quest VR headsets, video game consoles and arcade games.
Participants have the opportunity to explore programs and the tech in our center Monday-Thursday, 4-8PM.
What Makes Us Special
South LA residents
World class Center
Cutting Edge Skills
Training for high wage
access for the
Paid tech industry
The SoLa Tech and Entrepreneurship Center
is on a mission to inspire and train a new generation of Black and brown tech leaders and entrepreneurs from South Los Angeles.
“ My daughter loves trying new things and really enjoys it when she’s able to create something. She didn’t grow up with the most exposure to technology... [the Center] will broaden her perspective on what she can do in the world. This exposure could potentially spark an idea in her head to help her work towards solving a societal issue”
- Jose Velasquez,
Father of Tech Scholar Delsy
“I spent my childhood in Compton. I can’t imagine having this kind of tech access as a kid. We built this center to inspire our community’s youth to make an impact in the world, have successful tech careers and discover what opportunities are out there.”
- Sherri Francois, Executive Director
“I just wanna say thank you to everyone at SoLa. You guys are literally life savers. Before I got to SoLa I was in the worst state I’ve been in...but when I was at the Tech Center that all went away. I love SoLa and everyone at SoLa. You guys actually believed in me.”
- Delsy Velasquez, Tech Scholar