Help South Los Angeles residents
build a more secure future with the
COVID Retraining & Recovery (CORE) Fund
Many South LA families were already economically vulnerable before the pandemic. But furloughs, reductions in wages and hours, and lack of access to educational resources for their children has increased their financial and emotional strain. Many are now at risk of slipping from poverty to extreme poverty or homelessness.
To respond to these challenges, the COVID Retraining & Recovery (CORE) Fund—an educational and career building initiative—was launched by these founding sponsors:
Ashley and Mark Merill
(Founders of Lunya and Riot Games)
CORE will offer scholarships to South LA residents furloughed/laid-off due to COVID-19 to enable them to retrain in careers that are likely to be in high demand in a post-COVID economy, particularly in the healthcare and technology fields.
Our vision is to inspire our residents and neighbors with a commitment to their long-term health and economic security through scholarships and career development.
CORE will partner with local and national educational institutions, as well as workforce development organizations, to help ensure students commit and complete recertification programs paired with job placement and technical assistance services.
Below are examples of program categories that may be eligible to receive funding from CORE. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to select among these options:
Computer Information Systems
Health Information Technology
Health Care Administration
For more information, visit our FAQ page.
If you would like to be a part of this effort, please contact
Assistant Director of Social Impact, Daniel Rosove, email@example.com
Sponsors of CORE:
Caleb and Ryan Kramer