HyperX, the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, announced it is the leading peripheral partner of SoLa I CAN Technology & Entrepreneurship Center Powered by Riot Games. SoLa Impact is a family of real estate funds with a double bottom line strategy focused on building high-quality affordable housing in Black and Brown communities. The SoLa I CAN Foundation, SoLa Impact’s affiliated, 501(c)3 nonprofit, aims to improve the lives of Los Angeles residents in low-income communities and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by providing opportunities for education and economic mobility.HyperX has donated an array of gaming peripherals to support the SoLa Technology and Entrepreneurship Center Powered by Riot Games, including its esports arena and gaming center in South Los Angeles. HyperX gaming headsets, keyboards, mice, mouse pads, microphones, and other products are being used to help SoLa build out the facilities for local students to use while visiting the center. The operation aligns with HyperX’s goals to improve representation for Black and Brown talent to enter the gaming industry workforce as gaming professionals.
“HyperX is proud to help make an impact with SoLa Impact and the SoLa I CAN Foundation by providing tools for learning at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center. The center helps to close the digital divide, promote diversity in tech and change mindsets about gaming. Members of the community that come to the center will have a chance to achieve their dreams and elevate their skill levels in a game-positive environment, By having a space to pursue their interests and aspirations based on the shared love of gaming, the residents of South Los Angeles will have a chance to help shape the future of the gaming culture and esports.”
-Wendy Lecot, head of strategic alliances, HyperX.
HyperX’s donation of equipment to the center helps make this facility a world-class institution able to provide our local youth with an amazing access point for technology education and career training,” said Sherri Francois, chief impact officer of SoLa Impact and executive director of SoLa I CAN Foundation. “The SoLa Technology and Entrepreneurship Center Powered by Riot Games is the first esports and gaming facility of its kind in South Los Angeles, where youth and community members can learn and develop their skills to prepare for tomorrow's workforce.
For 19 years, HyperX’s mission has been to develop gaming solutions for every type of gamer, and the company is consistently recognized for delivering products that provide superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. Under the tagline of “WE’RE ALL GAMERS,” HyperX gaming headsets, keyboards, mice, USB microphones, and console accessories are the choice of everyday gamers as well as celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because they meet the most stringent product specifications and are built with best-in-class components. For more information, please go to www.hyperx.com.
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.
About SoLa Impact’s I CAN Foundation
The SoLa I CAN Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliate of SoLa Impact, aims to improve the lives of Los Angeles Black and Brown residents and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by providing opportunities for education and economic mobility. SoLa’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Center Powered by Riot Games is a state-of-the-art, first-of-its-kind center in the heart of South Central Los Angeles. The center works to train and inspire the next generation of technology and entertainment professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs from South Los Angeles. SoLa provides the community with skills-based technology programming, as well as scholarships and career development opportunities for underinvested communities to all Angelenos get increased access to jobs, mentorship, and placement in the most competitive fields of business. Learn more at www.solaican.org.