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MISLA plans to solve the diversity gap

MISLA, or Made In South LA, was originally started in 2014 in South Central Los Angeles by a team of tech & business savvy South LA residents. In a part of town known as “Murderer’s Alley”, MISLA set out to reinvent and redefine the very infrastructure of South LA, hoping to one day be known as “Tech Alley”. MISLA believes that comprehensive training in web design, software programming and other forms of digital literacy are essential to the survival of our community and the most competent way of solving the diversity in tech deficit.

At MISLA’s Tech Turn Up, underrepresented minorities & low-income individuals from S. LA learn to “Code like a Boss”! Students will put their skills to the test via our “Turn Up” Battles and Challenges. Aspiring coders will receive on the job training. Students will help to increase economic development in the South Los angeles area by creating websites, software programs and other forms of digital expansion for local community businesses at very low cost. At MISLA, we believe in “Each One Teach One”. The Tech Turn Up is free to underrepresented minorites. Upon graduation, our software engineers will give back 13% of their salaries for 1 year in order to help pave the way for the next Cohort.

Are you ready? Grow your business with MISLA Tech Accelerator!

Applications for the Tech Accelerator begin Jan 2018. The community accelerator will provide funding and resources by way of cash, web development, digital and/or social media marketing. Sign up to our newsletter and like us on all social media for more info.

MISLA's mission is to breathe new life into the current economic infrastructure of South Los Angeles. South LA business owners can receive up to 50% off web design and digital marketing. Apply now for a community website or community social media marketing.

In order to qualify for 50% off web development or SMM, you must be:

  • Revenue Generating
  • In the S. Los Angeles area
  • Available for weekly mentorship
  • Non S. LA residents can apply for webdev & SMM at full price.

email info@misla.org with your name and business information.

The Tech Turn Up!

Learn. Build. Launch.

Build & launch projects using HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, Python, Node.js, Objective C & more.

Who we service

You identify as Black, Latino, Native American and/or live in Watts, South Central, Inglewood, Compton or neighboring areas.

South Los Angeles

Bootcamp begins May 24th in the new Crenshaw Compound conveniently located near the Expo line and Crenshaw Mall.

Graphics Design

What is a world without beautiful graphics? Learn Illustrator & Photoshop survival skills for web development.

12 month boot camp

Our bootcamp is designed around work or school hours. Mon - Fri 6:30 - 8:30pm. Sat. 10 -4 pm. Exluding most major holidays.

Career Support

Receive 3 months career support and job placement assistance. Through our network of startups and top tech companies.

Featured Startup

Our team

Cassie Betts


Startup Entrepreneur. Diversity In Tech Activist

Brent Musson

Director of Operations

Six-Sigma Master Black Belt. Dot-com Pioneer

Bryan Bowser


Philanthropist. Web Developer. Design Ninja

Keila Banks


Software Engineer. International Speaker.


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Take the application challenge!

  • determination
  • design
  • Brains
  • beauty
  • Heart

Essay Challenge

Affirmation Challenge

Video Challenge

graphic designer challenge

Artist's Challenge

Typing Challenge

online / app challenge

volunteer challenge

Codewars Challenge

Partners & Sponsors

Will Sentance
CEO & Founder Codesmith

Codesmith teaches coding through a 12 week program that prepares graduates for roles as software engineers at top companies throughout the US. Every Codesmith graduate is trained in computer science, object-oriented programming, frontend development with React and Angular, backend development with Node and distributed systems

Executive Director VSEDC

The primary mission of VSEDC is to facilitate community development of the South Los Angeles area by providing programs structured to revitalize the physical, economic and social life of the community. Programs include business development, green-focused initiative, and commercial development.

Kandee Lewis
Ceo & Founder Positive Results Corporation

The Positive Results Corporation is a 501(c)3 company to support positive identity and personality development in communities of color through leadership development, healthy relationship training, and individual and group counseling. PRC will lead the 3 month career support/ job placement program following the 12mo bootcamp.

Raymond ealy
Director & Founder Steam Coders

STEAM: CODERS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring underrepresented and underserved students and families through the fundamentals of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). STEAM:CODERS has introduced over twelve hundred new K-12 students to STEAM, specifically, computer science and robotics.

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Not an underrepresented minority but want to take our 12Mo bootcamp? Cost is $30k

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