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a digital divide crisis
Our South LA community has been disproportionately impacted by COVID
South LA students are 3 times less likely to keep up with their school curriculum due to either poor or no internet connectivity than students in other parts of LA county. Families who have received hotspots through school programs state very slow internet speeds and limited bandwidth to support multiple kids in the family with distance learning.
1 in 5
South LA families lack adequate internet connectivity and cannot afford it
of South LA households are low-income
of families reported losing employment due to COVID-19
Report having no or inadequate access to the internet to meet their child's distance learning needs, forcing their children to do school work on cell phones or in retail parking lots
This leaves our South LA Families disconnected from their schools and the world.
what we're doing about it
1000 days of internet
for 1000 families
Provided by Beats by Dre
if you can see it, you can be it
Working to end intergenerational poverty in South Los Angeles through community development and access to economic opportunity.
The SoLa I CAN Foundation (est. 2017), the 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliate of SoLa Impact, is built on a simple premise: If you can see it, you can be it. SoLa aims to improve the lives of South LA residents through access to educational, technological, and economic opportunities. We work towards uplifting underserved Black and Latinx communities by providing:
College Readiness and Scholarships