Gaming peripherals brand HyperX has partnered with the SoLa I CAN Technology and Entrepreneurship Center, a tech hub part of the SoLa I CAN foundation.
HyperX has donated gaming peripherals, including keyboards, mice and headsets, to the foundation. These will be used to equip the SoLa Technology and Entrepreneurship Center esports arena and gaming centre in Los Angeles.
The I CAN Technology and Entrepreneurship Center is a new nonprofit founded by SoLa Impact. SoLa Impact is a group of real estate funds whose goal is to create affordable housing in Black and Brown communities.
The fund currently manages more than 1,500 apartments in the Los Angeles area and is focused on creating value in the community by helping residents receive better education and growth opportunities.
Notable, the centre has signed a partnership with game developer Riot Games.
The centre itself is located in South Central Los Angeles and features high-tech facilities and age-based programmes. The programmes inlcude coding, graphic design, robotics, film production, esports, VR, as well as more technological fields.
As stated prior centre is powered by Riot Games and is partnered with Live Nation, providing students with career opportunities once they enter the scene.
Wendy Lecot, Head of Strategic Alliances, HyperX, said: “The centre helps to close the digital divide, promote diversity in tech, and change mindsets about gaming. Members of the community that come to the centre will have a chance to achieve their dreams and elevate their skill levels in a game positive environment. “
Sherri Francois, Chief Impact Officer of SoLa Impact and Executive Director of SoLa I CAN Foundation added that the donation will make the centre a world-class institution that provides local youth with education and career training opportunities.