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Our COVID-19 Response

Early in 2020, our social impact team quickly realized COVID-19 would have a disproportionate health and economic impact on the Black and brown communities of South LA. As a result, we focused most of our resources addressing the financial, health, and educational needs of those most affected by the pandemic.

Our COVID-19 response consists of the following relief initiatives.

Hover over each one to learn more.


Workforce Development

With the support of Oprah Winfrey, Ashley and Marc Merrill, Jimmy Iovine and others, we have awarded over $1 million in scholarships to 201 CORE scholars.


Health & Food Security

We have delivered fresh nutritious food for 45 consecutive weeks. 

3,726 households

9,502 individuals

166,000 meals


Free COVID Testing

Over the last 9 months, we've partnered with St. John's to provide free COVID testing to over 300 South LA residents.

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Financial Assistance

We secured $300,000+ in financial assistance for SoLa tenants 


Free WIFI through 1000 for 1000

We launched 1000 for 1000, chaired by Jade Iovine, to raise $500,000 to provide free wifi to 1000 South LA families. 

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Chromebook Drive

We distributed $60,000+ worth of Chromebooks to 200+ kids with NBA All-Star Baron Davis and his Black Santa team.

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