If You CAN see it, You CAN be it!
What is your passion?
The SoLa Tech and Entrepreneurship Center
is on a mission to train and inspire the next generation of Black and brown tech and entertainment leaders and entrepreneurs from South Los Angeles.
Join us and discover the center's exciting programs in our
four career pathways:
1. Technology 2. Arts, Media and Entertainment
3. Entrepreneurship 4. Esports and Video Game Design.
Winter Session Schedule
January 9-March 30
Winter 2023 Session Registration is now closed.
Spring 2023 Session Coming Soon!
The SoLa Tech Membership
The SoLa Tech & Entrepreneurship Center membership makes the tech center accessible for the whole academic year. This includes Winter, Fall, & Spring sessions. Perks include the following:
Access to as many classes as you want
Exclusive field trips
Membership application will open in Spring 2023
Our world class facility is the first-of-its-kind in South LA. Powered by Riot Games, The 13,000 sq ft center features 30 high-powered iMacs, 30 MacBooks, 15 iPads, a digital production and podcast studio, Live Nation Music Jam Room, Oculus Quest VR headsets, video game consoles, arcade games, & 30 gaming PCs in our new state-of-the-art Esports & Gaming arena.
Members have the opportunity to explore educational programs and enjoy the space Monday-Thursday, 2:30PM-8:00PM
“ 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