sherri Francois
Chief Impact Officer

As Chief Impact Officer, Sherri steers SoLa Impact’s social impact strategy, operations and development.  Sherri leads the execution of SoLa Impact’s strategies to improve the lives of SoLa tenants, and provide educational opportunities for underserved youth in the company’s South LA community.  In 2018, Sherri established SoLa’s non-profit affiliate, The SoLa I CAN Foundation (I CAN), where she serves as the Executive Director and President of the Board. In addition to I CAN programs, Sherri is leading the development of South LA’s first technology and esports learning center to spur a new generation of technology entrepreneurs in South Los Angeles.  

Prior to joining SoLa, Sherri was an Emmy nominated television executive producer and director. She spent two decades overseeing television programs and documentaries, covering social issues from the ground throughout the world. Her work has been featured on CNN, NBC and MTV among other outlets.


A South Los Angeles native, Sherri volunteers her time to local non-profit organizations including the Dream Street Foundation where she serves as a member of the board. Sherri graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

SoLa Impact

8629 S. Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90044

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