about sola i can

The SoLa I CAN Foundation’s mission is to inspire South Los Angeles youth to see possibility and opportunity in their lives. Our goal is to introduce under-privileged youth to people, places and opportunities they would not normally access to in their daily lives.


We believe by doing this, it will help break the inter-generational cycles of poverty, unlock their full potential, and develop youth into morally grounded, academically accomplished leaders.

We assist our youth in increasing academic grades, provide financial literacy and career readiness programs, resulting in increased academic performance, college acceptance and higher graduation rates. 

Announcing $1 million grant from the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation to Provide Scholarships to

South LA Residents

The COVID-19 Retraining and Recovery (CORE) Fund will award 200 scholarships to South LA residents who have experienced severe financial distress as a result of the pandemic to go back to school to retrain in medical, technology and other in-demand fields.

Visit the CORE website to learn more!

Covid-19 and the current social unrest are laying bare enormous inequalities in our community. The SoLa I CAN Foundation is developing South LA’s first Technology and Entrepreneurship Center to train Black and brown youth in technology skills including coding, graphic design and robotics engineering to attain careers and start businesses in LA’s $92B technology industry, bringing new economic opportunities to South LA.

SURGE: Technology & Entrepreneurship Center

Help support the historically disadvantaged communities and youth of South LA. 


Ashley and Mark Merill

(Founders of Lunya and Riot Games)

 Caleb and ryan kramer
Steve Denning
Sage FOundation
Jimmy iovine
interscope records
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SoLa I Can Foundation

8629 S. Vermont Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90044

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Registered Charity Number : 82-4698211

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