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PER SCHOLAS GOES TO CES 2015

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in News, Tech News | 0 comments

PER SCHOLAS GOES TO CES 2015

From January 6 to January 9, 2015 Per Scholas Instructors Eduardo Hernandez and Opo Herrera walked the 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space at CES 15 in Las Vegas taking in all the newest and greatest advancements in technology.  After four days and nearly 100,000 steps (they have the pictures to prove it!) we’re happy to share the most exciting tech innovations they came across. Here’s their recap: By Eduardo Hernandez & Opo Herrera   3D Printers 3D printer manufactures were out in full force. From New York’s own...

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PER SCHOLAS RAISES $125K IN MOST SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER EVER

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Featured, News | 0 comments

PER SCHOLAS RAISES $125K IN MOST SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER EVER

The New Beginnings fundraiser raised $125,900 for Per Scholas this holiday season. A record amount–and $50,000 more than 2013. Thank you. These donations represent friends, volunteers, alumni, board and staff who gave generously and helped us spread the word about our work. The result is enough funds to train nearly 20 individuals for a life-changing career in technology. On average a student comes into Per Scholas with a personal income of $7,000 annually. The average starting salary of a Per Scholas graduate is nearly $30,000....

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Four Per Scholas Grads Featured in the New York Times

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Featured, News, Student of the Month | 0 comments

Four Per Scholas Grads Featured in the New York Times

Per Scholas graduates Sydney Almorales, Michael Stratton, Roderick Bradshaw, and Lidio Rodriguez were featured in the New York Times Neediest Cases series this winter. Read their stories below and learn of their journey to success through finding Per Scholas and utilizing resources from our partner Community Service Society. Sydney Almorales: “From Caretaker to Computer Analyst Via a Nonprofit Technology School” by John Otis Michael Stratton: “After Working in Film, a Queens Man Hopes for a Life in Technology” by...

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PwC’s Tamarra Causley Robinson visits Per Scholas’ Women in Tech

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in News | 0 comments

“As women, we are afraid of talking about our value. We have to get over talking about who we are. We have to learn to say I DID THAT. And be proud. Don’t be afraid to say what you did. As a leader and a manager who cares about people, I want all my people to think about what value they bring.” Our Women in Tech classes had the pleasure of a guest lecturer for their Career Development last Thursday. Tamarra Causley Robinson is a Senior Manager in the Office of Diversity at PwC and also a Certified Professional Coach. Prior to...

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Employer Partner Control Group to lead tech strategy of LinkNYC Public WiFi project. Per Scholas graduates to be trained for upkeep of devices throughout City

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in News, Tech News | 0 comments

New York City approved a plan to replace a total of 7,600 outdated pay phone booths with public WiFi kiosks in all five boroughs by 2019. LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communications network that will bring the fastest available free Wi-Fi to millions of New Yorkers, small businesses, and visitors. The icing on the cake? Per Scholas will partner with Control Group, who has provided internships, jobs, volunteers, and donations in the past to Per Scholas, and Titan Outdoor Communications on the project to train operations and maintenance...

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Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council awards $1.8 million to Per Scholas and UDC partner Doran Jones.

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council awards $1.8 million to Per Scholas and its Urban Development Center (UDC) partner Doran Jones. In 2011, New York State’s Governor Cuomo created 10 Regional Councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions, as a key component of Governor Cuomo’s transformative approach to economic development. New York City’s Regional Economic Development Council’s (REDC) five-year strategic plan is focused on accelerating economic growth and job...

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Per Scholas Grad Lidio Rodriguez featured in New York Times

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in News, Student of the Month | 0 comments

Per Scholas Grad Lidio Rodriguez featured in New York Times

Per Scholas graduate Lidio Rodriguez was featured in the New York Times Neediest Cases series November 16, 2014. The story “After Seeking Help, a Student Finds Path a to a Job” reported and written by John Otis. “One of the things I had to learn was how to fail,” said Lidio Rodriguez. “But I’m doing everything I can to make sure my future is as far away from that as possible.” To read the entire New York Times article, click here.  To read more student stories in the New York Times, click Michael and Roderick’s...

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Per Scholas Launches End of Year Campaign: New Beginnings

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Per Scholas Launches End of Year Campaign: New Beginnings

Per Scholas will be closed for the holidays and reopen on January 5, 2015. If you would like to make an end-of-year gift, donations can be made online here or checks may be made to Per Scholas, Inc. and mailed to Per Scholas, 804 East 138th Street, Bronx, NY 10454. Per Scholas EIN is 043252955. Acknowledgement letters for all 2014 gifts will be mailed in January. For additional inquiries regarding end-of-year gifts, please call Karen Bulthuis at (202) 629-6425. We thank each and every one of our donors for making 2014 the most...

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Per Scholas Dallas announced. The fifth site to open start of 2015.

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Per Scholas Dallas announced. The fifth site to open start of 2015.

BIG things are happening here at Per Scholas. We are incredibly proud to announce the launch of our fifth site in Dallas at the start of 2015. Local nonprofit leader Billy Lane joins us as Managing Director of Per Scholas Dallas. Lane has served the Dallas community for nearly two decades beginning at CitySquare and most recently as the Associate Vice President for Project Access Dallas, a countywide health care program operated by the Dallas County Medical Society. Prior to his work in the nonprofit community, Lane had a robust career in...

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“At Per Scholas, the bar is set substantially higher.” — WIRED Magazine

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

“At Per Scholas, the bar is set substantially higher.” — WIRED Magazine

WIRED Magazine published “Urban Onshoring: The Movement to Bring Tech Jobs back to the U.S.” November 11, 2014 and in it featured Per Scholas’ Urban Development Center initiative with Doran Jones alongside Majora Carter’s newest initiative StarupBox. The article written by Issie Lapowsky highlights the Per Scholas STEP course and UDC model as a viable business solution. Highlights include: “The Urban Development Center lends this whole urban on-shoring concept some serious street cred, primarily because of...

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