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Why United Way’s Volunteer Partnership is a Fantastic Service

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

This past week, United Way of New York City (UWNYC) and NYC Service announced the launch of their service and volunteerism effort, an effort that they hope will raise the percentage of young New Yorkers who volunteer to 50%, doubling the current number. This effort was launched in partnership with The Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute. Increasing the number of young adults who volunteer in New York City will benefit a wide range of areas in need, read the press release by UWNYC, which will help solve systemic problems New York faces....

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Per Scholas: Accelerated Job Training that Works, reports Vice President Biden, White House

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Per Scholas: Accelerated Job Training that Works, reports Vice President Biden, White House

On Tuesday, July 22, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act into law – with broad bipartisan support. In conjunction, Vice President Biden released his report on addressing unemployment and the skills gap through effective, employer-driven job training. Per Scholas was cited by Vice President Joe Biden as an example of a program providing successful advancements in accelerated training for IT skills. In the report, released on July 21, Ready to Work: Job Driven Training and American Opportunity, Biden...

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Clinton Global Initiative America Hosts Our Very Own  

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

What began as an invitation for a student story quickly turned into more than Tiffany Lewin ever thought possible: being interviewed by Chelsea Clinton in front of 1,000 people, the whole Clinton family included. Queue the goose-bumps–and not just Tiffany’s. Everybody at Per Scholas, too. Her first time flying, Tiffany took off for Denver along with Per Scholas Executive Director of New York, Angie Kamath, and took the stage the second day of the meeting.  Tiffany contributed one-of-a-kind insight to the elite panel...

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“Today marks my one year anniversary at Per Scholas.”

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Vice President of Program Operations Kelly Richardson was kind enough to type up an impromptu blog post reflecting on her official one year anniversary of working with Per Scholas. “Today marks my one year anniversary at Per Scholas.  I still vividly remember writing a blog post one week in, and it seems right to share reflections one year into my role as VP of Program Operation in New York.  First and foremost, I am really proud to be a part of this organization. We have accomplished so much this year in New York.  We’ve...

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Per Scholas commits to gender equal student body by 2016. Kicks off pledge at first Women in Tech event hosted by PIMCO.

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Per Scholas hosted its first of what will be a series of Women in Tech events June 24 in NYC hosted by corporate partner PIMCO. Sixty professionals and graduates from the IT industry gathered. Why? To get more women in tech. Specifically women of color who represent less than 10% of the IT workforce. Per Scholas has committed to a gender equal student body by 2016. Here are some stats on what we are trying to change: Today Women are earning less than 20% of computer and information science degrees Women comprise less than 30%  of tech...

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IT job training nonprofit Per Scholas attends Clinton Global Initiative America with commitment to reshore up to 500 software testing jobs with corporate partner Doran Jones.

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

IT job training nonprofit Per Scholas attends Clinton Global Initiative America with commitment to reshore up to 500 software testing jobs with corporate partner Doran Jones.  Media Contact:  Jessicah White, (785) 691-6987 / jwhite@perscholas.org WHAT: Per Scholas, a New York-based national nonprofit that provides free IT job training and job placement to unemployed adults, makes a CGI Commitment to Action in partnership with New York-based IT consulting firm Doran Jones to immediately reshore 150 software testing jobs to the South Bronx and...

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Per Scholas attends Clinton Global Initiative America with commitment to reshore up to 500 software testing jobs with corporate partner Doran Jones.

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Per Scholas attends Clinton Global Initiative America with commitment to reshore up to 500 software testing jobs with corporate partner Doran Jones.

Per Scholas attends Clinton Global Initiative America with commitment to reshore up to 500 software testing jobs with corporate partner Doran Jones. Per Scholas graduate Tiffany Lewin to speak on panel led by Chelsea Clinton at event. President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton hosted the fourth meeting of CGI America, an annual event focused on finding solutions that promote economic recovery in the United States–and Per Scholas attended. Executive Director...

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Shannon Branch: “Thanks to Per Scholas, and those of you who support them, I have a future! ” | Student of the Month

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Featured, News, Student of the Month | 0 comments

Shannon Branch: “Thanks to Per Scholas, and those of you who support them, I have a future! ” | Student of the Month

The speech delivered by keynote speaker of ROI 2014, Shannon Branch: My name is Shannon Branch. I’m a recent graduate of Per Scholas, and I’m proud to tell you what Per Scholas means to me. I was born to drug-addicted parents, here in New York City. At the age of 7 months, I was taken from my mother and placed in foster care in North Carolina, while my mother was supposed to get her life together. I never knew that the woman who was raising me and my two older brothers wasn’t my mother, until one day, I was told, “Oh, you’re going...

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ROI 2014: A packed house of supporters inspired to “Dream beyond what is directly in front of you”

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

ROI 2014:  A packed house of supporters inspired to “Dream beyond what is directly in front of you”

​Last night, June 12, Per Scholas honored three outstanding partners whose contributions of time and talent, employment opportunities, funding, vision and leadership have played a key role in creating bright futures for our graduates. ​More than 250 of our closest industry leaders and supporters mingled with many of Per Scholas’ accomplished alumni–namely featured speakers of the night Greg Lee, Tristan Delgado and keynote speaker Shannon Branch–at the Grand Hyatt Hotel for the third annual ROI dinner. It was a night of fun,...

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Mayor de Blasio Announces ‘Jobs for New Yorkers.’ Executive Director Angie Kamath appointed to Task Force.

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Leadership from business, education, non-profit, labor, employers to help reshape workforce training Task force to bolster administration’s efforts to provide quality employment opportunities for more New Yorkers to develop a stronger, resilient economy NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the 30 members of ‘Jobs for New Yorkers’ that will develop real-time strategies to strengthen the city’s workforce and help workers develop the skills needed to secure good paying jobs in fast-growing careers. The task force will help...

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