South L.A. Professionals Retrain for High-Demand Career Fields
A joint collaboration between SoLA Impact and UCLA Extension is making a difference in students’ lives. Prompted by the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, SoLA Impact – a leading urban social impact real estate fund – partnered with UCLA Extension to launch an educational initiative, the COVID-19 Retraining & Recovery (CORE) Fund.
The scholarship was designed to help South L.A. professionals laid-off (or furloughed) get back on their feet.
The CORE scholarship facilitates retraining at UCLA Extension in high-demand career fields, such as health care and technology, expected to grow following COVID-19. Recent recipients such as Kyra Rice, who just completed UCLA Extension’s Patient Advocacy Certificate, are already seeing the benefits from this unique scholarship opportunity.