Oprah's Winfrey Foundation Awards $3 Million For Job Retraining In South LA
A $3 million donation from Oprah Winfrey's charity will go to South Los Angeles residents who have been financially impacted by the coronavirus.
Two hundred scholarships will be awarded to people who have lost their income from layoffs or furloughs caused by the pandemic.
The Winfrey Foundation selected a handful of groups that provide relief to Black and Latino communities in South L.A., such as SoLa Impact's COVID Recovery and Retraining Recovery Fund.
CEO Martin Muoto says the scholarships are intended to "retool or retrain for jobs that would be in high demand post-COVID. So, particularly in healthcare and in technology."
Muoto says recipients are expected to give back to the community by volunteering as health ambassadors or tech mentors.
Scholarships will be awarded now through the end of the year. Eligibility and online application are at the South LA Forward website.