2022 Annual Report

Unlocking Potential:
Changing the Face of Tech

At Per Scholas we seek to break down the barriers that prevent populations often underrepresented in tech from accessing stable employment with clear pathways for economic mobility. Through our national network of employers, community partners, learners, alumni, volunteers, staff, and funders we have connected thousands of individuals to careers with personal meaning, opportunities for advancement, and the wages needed to invest in their futures and that of their families.

1

From Our President and CEO Plinio Ayala

Monique Little

If someone had told me that this was where I would be now, I would never have believed them. I have a completely different outlook on life. My future is something that I never thought it could be.

Monique Little

Security Analyst, Per Scholas Graduate, Greater Cincinnati

3

Unlocking Potential From Coast to Coast

From Boston to Seattle, Dallas to Detroit, we continue to create a nationwide network that connects people and promotes equity and opportunity. We take our proven model to each new city, tailoring our training to the unique needs of local learners and employers. In 2021, we opened new locations in Phoenix, Pittsburgh, and Seattle, and in 2022 launched training in Orlando and St. Louis.

Atlanta, GA

  • We renewed our partnership with Westside Works, a workforce development collaborative of training providers serving job seekers with extreme barriers to employment in the Historic English Avenue district in the heart of Atlanta.

  • We trained 181 learners in 2021, of whom 94% identified as people of color and 42% as women.

  • The 12-month job attainment rate for 2021 graduates is already 83%, exceeding our national benchmark of 80%.

Baltimore, MD

  • We launched our first in-person class at our shiny new Baltimore campus in March 2022!

  • Per Scholas Baltimore enrolled nearly 100 learners in 2021, a 63% increase from the prior year. Of those learners, 82% earned at least one industry-recognized certification, and 87% of learners have so far attained jobs within one year of graduation.

Chicago, IL

  • In 2021, we trained 110 learners in Chicago.

  • Since launching, the campus has supported an impressive 90% of graduates to attain jobs within one year of graduation.

  • Per Scholas Chicago launched our inaugural Advisory Board in 2022.

  • In July 2022, we hosted our very first in-person class since launching the campus fully remotely in 2020.

Columbus, OH

  • 75% of our Columbus learners had a high school diploma as their highest level of education. After graduation, 96% of learners earned an industry certification in their field.

  • With support from the Wilson Sheehan Foundation, our Business Solutions Team in Columbus made enhancements to the ways in which we support graduates to attain jobs. As a result, we’ve increased the number of local hiring partners and cut the average job attainment time down to 17 days following graduation!

Dallas, TX

  • The Dallas campus trained 161 learners in 2021, a 23% increase from the prior year. 42% of our 2021 learners identify as women and 86% as people of color.

  • In partnership with JPMC, Per Scholas Dallas received financial support to recruit, enroll and train additional learners from Collin and Tarrant Counties. Expecting to enroll 60 learners, we exceeded our original goals and enrolled 99!

  • We’ve continued important partnerships with AT&T and Alkami around paid internships and apprenticeship, and engaged HCL and Southwest Airlines as new partners in these efforts to expand employment opportunities.

Denver, CO

  • ActivateWork powered by Per Scholas graduated 90% of the 60 learners we enrolled in 2021, and 80% of those graduates secured jobs with an average starting wage of $21.38 - a 76% increase from their pre-training wages.

  • In April 2022 ActivateWork hosted Elevating Colorado’s Economy by Launching Tech Careers, a robust conversation featuring Governor Jared Polis, Denver-area leading employers, and graduates - who boldly called on employers to utilize skills-based hiring rather than focusing on degrees and years of experience.

Detroit, MI

  • The Detroit campus served a diverse group of 88 learners, 45% of whom identified as women. Of learners who graduated at least 12 months ago, 94% have attained jobs, earning nearly 250% their pre-training wage.

  • In early 2022, our inaugural Detroit Advisory Board was launched with six members.

Greater Boston, MA

  • In 2021, we trained 198 learners at our Greater Boston campus, a 56% increase over the prior year.

  • We welcomed learners at our new downtown Boston campus for the launch of our first in-person IT Support course in November 2021.

  • We hosted Per Scholas’ first Diverse by Design event of 2022: “Mosaic, Not Melting Pot: Fostering True Belonging in the Workplace,” featuring a panel of local DEIB leaders who explored what true belonging looks like, and the relationship between belonging and workforce retention.

Greater Cincinnati, OH

  • We trained 100 learners in 2021, a 20% increase from the prior year. 83% of learners earned at least one industry-recognized certification.

  • More than half of 2021 learners are already employed, earning an average of 11x their pre-training wage - 28% above the thriving wage level for the area.

National Capital Region

  • In 2021, Per Scholas NCR enrolled 270 learners, with an average pre-training wage one-third the minimum annual living wage for the area. Following our immersive, hands-on training, nearly 200 NCR graduates secured tech jobs last year earning an average wage of $24/hour.

  • To better understand the barriers women face entering and advancing in the tech sector, Per Scholas is piloting courses with adjusted hours to accommodate the needs of caregivers.

New York, NY

  • Between our two New York campuses (Bronx and Brooklyn), we trained over 600 learners in 2021, a 58% increase from the prior year.

  • Per Scholas New York expanded our Brooklyn campus. Mayor Adams attended the re-opening celebration.

  • In order to broaden our reach even further for New York residents, we launched our new Satellite Partnerships Initiative with Commonpoint Queens and the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island (JCC).

Newark, NJ

  • Per Scholas Newark trained 194 learners in 2021, a 63% from the prior year. Of those learners 94% identify as people of color.

  • The average post-training wage of our Newark alumni was 7x that of their pre-training wage.

  • With the support of our employer partner Prudential, Newark was one of the first Per Scholas campuses to reopen for in-person training.
North Carolina

  • In our full first year of operation, Per Scholas North Carolina trained 101 learners in 2021, 43% of them identifying as women.

  • 88% of learners graduated, and 72% of 2021 graduates have already secured jobs.

  • A new partnership with Wilkes Community College in Northwest North Carolina was launched in late 2022, creating new opportunities for rural learners to access thriving tech roles.

Orlando, FL

  • Orlando joined the Per Scholas network in summer 2022 as our 19th campus and welcomed our very first class in July 2022.

Philadelphia, PA

  • In 2021, Per Scholas Philadelphia trained 82 learners, with 94% of learners who graduated at least 12 months ago already attaining jobs earning an average of $24/hour.

  • We expanded our network of community partners to 13 organizations who can provide additional services in addition to Per Scholas’ in-house Learner Support Team.

Phoenix, AZ

  • New to the Per Scholas network in 2021, the Phoenix campus graduated its inaugural class, Full Stack Java Development powered by TekSystems, in August 2021.

  • Over the past year we have trained 44 learners, 91% of whom have gone on to secure jobs earning more than $23/hour - a 246% increase from the average pre-training wage.

Pittsburgh, PA

  • During our first year in this new market, we trained 79 learners in Pittsburgh, with 91% graduating and earning more than $25/hour in their first job post-graduation - more than double the average pre-training wage.

  • In April 2022, Per Scholas became the first organization to sign the Vibrant Pittsburgh DEI Pledge. Signatory organizations commit to taking collective action to create a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable Pittsburgh region.

Seattle, WA

  • New to the Per Scholas network in 2021, the Seattle campus graduated its inaugural class, Full Stack Java Development powered by TekSystems, in August 2021.

  • Over the past year we have trained 49 learners, 86% of whom have gone on to secure jobs earning nearly $29/hour - a 350% increase from the average pre-training wage.

St. Louis, MO

  • St. Louis joined the Per Scholas network in spring 2022 as our 18th campus and welcomed our very first class in July 2022

4

Partnering Together to Change the Face of Tech

We strive to move as quickly as the tech industry does, collaborating with leading employers across myriad sectors to evolve our training offerings and services, generating solutions to meet the industry’s ever-changing and unique needs.

TEKsystems has been a key Per Scholas partner since 2015.  In that time they have:

  • Hired hundreds of Per Scholas graduates into technology roles;
  • Invested more than $17M in programming;
  • Fueled Per Scholas’ expansion to eight new cities by launching customized training tracks; and
  • Served in leadership roles both locally and nationally.

Together Per Scholas and TEKsystems are addressing the lack of diversity in the tech industry and the urgent demand for talent by combining resources, leaning into each of our strengths, and partnering to widen our reach and deepen our impact for individuals, businesses, and communities.

Across the country, 850+ employers are not only hiring our graduates, but many are also actively collaborating with Per Scholas to broaden access to thriving careers in tech.

  • Over the past decade, Barclays has hired more than 60 Per Scholas graduates, including by providing crucial industry experience for more than two dozen graduates through paid cybersecurity apprenticeships.
  • Wells Fargo’s investment to pilot customized Mainframe training cohorts across the country has enabled the training of 71 learners, with 80% of graduates already hired into full-time roles
  • Google and AWS are helping us to design and deliver alumni upskilling opportunities for our 18,000+ alumni.
  • Employees from Salesforce, Workday and other leading companies have donated hundreds of volunteer hours to resume rallies, mock interviews, and one-on-one mentoring, to ensure graduates learn how to navigate and thrive in the industry.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal’s investment in remote training enabled Per Scholas to remotely train 1,000 learners in 2021, and will allow us to train an additional 1,500 learners in 2022 across a dozen markets. Per Scholas was also selected as a Red Nose Day grantee partner in 2022, with funds from the 8th year of this beloved fundraising event by Comic Relief US enabling 800+ young adults ages 18-25 to pursue their dreams in the tech industry.
  • BlackRock’s multi-year commitment will help build training capacity to reach 6,500+ diverse learners in eight cities, generating over $190MM in new annual earnings.

As employers, investors, and volunteers, our partners are changing the face of tech, one learner at a time.

5
Per Scholas Learner and Instructor

A Holistic Network of Support

Our integrated approach combines technical training with coaching and learner supports to set up our graduates for success as they launch their careers.

We know that rigorous tech instruction is not the only thing our graduates need to succeed. That’s why every learner has access to our Learner Support Team, who provide financial capability coaching and counseling for mental well-being, as well as referrals to local partner organizations when learners need greater support, both during training and for two years following graduation. Our local Business Solutions Teams also work hand in hand with every Per Scholas alum to support their job search, providing direct connections to employer partners and coaching them through the process.  

Our Employer Partners honor the value of our Learner Support services with major investments made over the past year, including the Allstate Foundation, whose support of professional skill development, holistic support services, and employer connections will open doors for 4,000 diverse learners across 21 campuses; and Elevance Health, whose multi-year commitment helps provide wellness, stress management and benefit navigation services to learners in six markets, reaching 5,250 learners by the end of 2023.

"We're proud that Per Scholas was one of the first organizations that received funding as part of our new program focused on racial equity and workforce development. Working with Per Scholas has been invaluable to growing our understanding of effective workforce development strategies, and the role that corporate philanthropy can play in increasing access to thriving wage careers."

COURTENAY A. BARTON

Senior Manager, Racial Equity and Workforce, Allstate Foundation

With the support of these and other key partners, Per Scholas alumni will not only accelerate into thriving-wage roles in tech, but also acquire and develop the life skills needed to succeed and grow throughout their careers.
6

Innovating with Partners in Communities Across the Country

With community partners nationwide, Per Scholas is able to integrate service delivery with local organizations and connect to communities in need of our program.

Each city has a different employer landscape and unique set of challenges and opportunities. By partnering with local organizations that know and understand the needs of the community, Per Scholas is able to accelerate the launch and expansion of effective programs and services for more people.

Per Scholas launched a new satellite training model to train more New Yorkers for careers in technology. By partnering with local nonprofit organizations Commonpoint Queens, JCC of Staten Island, Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center, and Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, we are training learners in all five boroughs of New York City for the first time. Each organization recruits learners, hosts a satellite classroom complete with technology and instruction provided by Per Scholas, and supports learners to attain jobs upon graduation. By removing geographic and transportation barriers, Per Scholas anticipates training 20% more New Yorkers in 2022 than the prior year.

In North Carolina, Per Scholas, Wilkes Community College, and NC Tech Paths  launched a new initiative to address the skills gap between local residents and the abundant technology jobs in the state. This partnership under NC Tech Paths will provide in-demand training, offer workforce-relevant credentials, and partner with employers state-wide to connect local graduates to job opportunities that allow talent to remain in Northwest North Carolina.

7

Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Per Scholas is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging both within our organization and across the tech sector.

Our dynamic staff includes representation from many different backgrounds: more than 70% of our staff identify as BIPOC, 15% of our staff are alumni of our own training, and the vast majority live in the communities where we operate. Per Scholas employs some of the most talented and interesting people you will meet—we are artists, chefs and musicians, gamers and athletes, parents of children both furry and not. We practice intentional inclusion and are continuously reflecting and revisioning how we may lead by example with our own equitable work environment and by actively practicing our values everyday.

Our work goes beyond the classroom, led by our Diverse by Design (DxD) initiative, sponsored by Chubb, Comcast NBCUniversal, EY, Google, JPMorgan Chase & Co., the NFL Foundation, and OneTen. DxD promotes solutions-driven conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion within the tech sector. We also produce meaningful content that empowers c-suite leaders to make both valuable and socially impactful decisions for their organizations and provide access to sophisticated customized training and talent sourcing solutions to meet companies’ talent demands, while transforming the diversity landscape of their organizations.

8

Creating the Future, Together

The technology industry is one of the largest and fastest growing sources of thriving wage jobs in the country. Projections estimate that as many as 1.2 million unfilled tech jobs in the U.S. will cost businesses an estimated $162 billion annually by the year 2030. Even if a recession hits, hundreds of thousands of tech jobs will still need to be filled.

We have an ambitious strategic plan to train at least 15,000 learners over the next four years, by increasing access in new geographies, seeking new innovations, and expanding partnerships with individuals and institutions across the country. Our expansion is driven by the promise of opportunity in this country, and our belief that we can rebuild better, together.



"Per Scholas is an opportunity machine here in the United States. It breaks down barriers in the tech industry, one graduate at a time... This is one of the best escalators toward social mobility in America."

Nicholas Kristof

Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner & Former New York Times Columnist

My biggest takeaway from my Per Scholas training was that the willingness to stay curious and continue learning generates the most rewarding returns. The training I received helped me realize how achievable the goal of having a career in tech is.

Alston Devero-Belfon

Per Scholas Remote Graduate, South Dakota

9

Partners Power Our Work

Thanks to our generous network of partners and supporters for helping us change the face of tech, and unlocking transformative career opportunities for our learners across the United States.

Partners listed based on contributions received between July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.

Founders Circle


  • Allstate Foundation
  • Ballmer Group
  • Barclays
  • BlackRock
  • Blue Meridian Partners
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Focusing Philanthropy
  • Franklin County Board of Commissioners
  • Google
  • Robert Anthony Granieri
  • Lever for Change
  • Tim and Caroline Reynolds
  • Sheldon and Cindy Stone
  • TEKsystems

Champion Partners


  • Arnold Ventures
  • Atalanta Project — Black Family Philanthropies
  • Capital One
  • Red Nose Day Fund at Comic Relief
  • Communities Foundation of Texas
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Microsoft
  • New York City Council
  • Ernest Posey
  • Robin Hood
  • Ian Schaad and Ina Kim-Schaad
  • Tiger Foundation
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Catalyst Partners


  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Bank of America
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • City of Dallas
  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Inc.
  • Richard and Jacqueline Emmet
  • Henry L. Hillman Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The Leonard G. Herring Family Foundation
  • Liquid Technology
  • The New World Foundation
  • New York State Department of Labor
  • NFL Foundation
  • The Prudential Foundation
  • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
  • Salesforce
  • Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust
  • Stand Together Foundation
  • Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation
  • Raz and Hana Tirosh
  • Adam and Abigail Winkel
  • Workday

Signature Partners


  • Amazon
  • Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation
  • The Bellwether Foundation, Inc.
  • BNY Mellon
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Boston Foundation
  • The Charles Hayden Foundation
  • City of Cincinnati
  • The Clark Foundation
  • The Columbus Foundation
  • Cortex Innovation Community
  • Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust
  • The Eleanor Schwartz Charitable Foundation
  • Elevance Health Foundation
  • Francine A. LeFrak Foundation
  • Larry and Cathy Gilson
  • GreenLight Fund Boston
  • Hearst Foundation
  • Jack Johnson and Armando Gutierrez
  • Kate Spade New York Foundation
  • Lenfest Foundation
  • Llewellyn Family Foundation
  • Nationwide
  • New York City Workforce Development Fund in The New York Community Trust
  • Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
  • PDT Partners
  • The Philanthropic Initiative
  • The Pinkerton Foundation
  • Pittsburgh Foundation
  • SkillWorks
  • State of Maryland Department of Labor
  • TD Bank Group
  • Toyota
  • UJA Federation of New York
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta
  • Upwork, Inc.
  • Verisign
  • William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation
  • William Penn Foundation
  • Zgaljic Family

Spark Partners


  • The Achelis and Bodman Foundation
  • Altman Foundation
  • The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
  • The Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • The Boone Family Foundation
  • Chubb Charitable Foundation
  • City of Boston’s Neighborhood Jobs Trust
  • COFRA Foundation
  • Con Edison
  • Keith Ennis
  • Goldman Sachs
  • The Hagedorn Fund
  • Ira W. De Camp Foundation
  • The Jeffrey H. and Shari L. Aronson Family Foundation
  • KMS Technology
  • The Lawrence Foundation
  • Lenovo
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions
  • Linde Family Foundation
  • Maryland Department of Human Services
  • Maryland Department of Labor
  • Steve and JoAnne Mastor
  • Mizuho USA Foundation
  • Montgomery County Government
  • News Corp
  • Charles and Peggy Norris
  • Rainwater Charitable Foundation
  • S&P Global Foundation
  • Smart Family Fund
  • Splunk, Inc.
  • The Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation
  • Trefler Foundation
  • Truist Foundation
  • US Department of Labor
  • Wilson Sheehan Foundation
  • Daniel Yates

Major Partners


  • Accenture
  • Andreessen Horowitz Cultural Leadership Fund
  • Arman N Roy Foundation
  • AT&T
  • Abigail Dow
  • France-Merrick Foundation
  • Holloway Family Foundation
  • Huntington Bank
  • Jean Hill and Larry Schultis
  • Wendy and Gary Leshgold
  • Philip MacTaggart
  • Meyer Foundation
  • Motorola Solutions Foundation
  • National Grid
  • Panasonic
  • Plymouth Rock Assurance Foundation
  • Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
  • Samvid Ventures
  • Sunny and Abe Rosenberg Foundation
  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • Verizon

Opportunity Partners


  • Apollo Global Management
  • Ami Ariel
  • The Barker Welfare Foundation
  • Citi
  • Citizens Bank
  • Cloudera
  • Joyce and Barry Cohen
  • Connelly Foundation
  • The Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation
  • Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
  • Craig DeLucia
  • DJ McManus Foundation
  • Duke Energy Foundation
  • Easton Community Foundation
  • EY
  • Glasser Family Charitable Fund
  • Michael Green
  • Blair and Holly Greenberg
  • Irwin Gross
  • The Hyde and Watson Foundation
  • Ingram-White Castle Foundation
  • John Ketcham and Leah Antonio-Ketcham
  • Keybank Foundation
  • Josh Lieberman
  • Mead Family Foundation
  • Michael and Lori Milken Family Foundation
  • MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • The Neuberger Berman Foundation
  • William Neuenfeldt
  • New York City Council 7th District Member Shaun Abreu
  • New York City Council 8th District Member Diana Ayala
  • New York City Council 18th District Member Althea Stevens
  • New York City Council 36th District Member Chi Ossé
  • Hutham Olayan
  • Katheryn Patterson and Thomas Kempner, Jr.
  • PNC Foundation
  • PSEG
  • Michael Rubenstein
  • Sage Foundation
  • David Scheffman
  • Scripps Howard Foundation
  • Ian Shrank and Alexandra Logue
  • Siemer Family Foundation
  • Stainman Family Foundation
  • David Stoner
  • The Thomas J. Emery Memorial
  • U.S. Bank Foundation
  • Vistra
  • Wells Fargo

Founders Circle

  • Allstate Foundation
  • Ballmer Group
  • Barclays
  • BlackRock
  • Blue Meridian Partners
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Focusing Philanthropy
  • Franklin County Board of Commissioners
  • Google
  • Robert Anthony Granieri
  • Lever for Change
  • Tim and Caroline Reynolds
  • Sheldon and Cindy Stone
  • TEKsystems

Champion Partners

  • Arnold Ventures
  • Atalanta Project — Black Family Philanthropies
  • Capital One
  • Red Nose Day Fund at Comic Relief
  • Communities Foundation of Texas
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Microsoft
  • New York City Council
  • Ernest Posey
  • Robin Hood
  • Ian Schaad and Ina Kim-Schaad
  • Tiger Foundation
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Catalyst Partners

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Bank of America
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • City of Dallas
  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Inc.
  • Richard and Jacqueline Emmet
  • Henry L. Hillman Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The Leonard G. Herring Family Foundation
  • Liquid Technology
  • The New World Foundation
  • New York State Department of Labor
  • NFL Foundation
  • The Prudential Foundation
  • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
  • Salesforce
  • Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust
  • Stand Together Foundation
  • Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation
  • Raz and Hana Tirosh
  • Adam and Abigail Winkel
  • Workday

Signature Partners

  • Amazon
  • Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation
  • The Bellwether Foundation, Inc.
  • BNY Mellon
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Boston Foundation
  • The Charles Hayden Foundation
  • City of Cincinnati
  • The Clark Foundation
  • The Columbus Foundation
  • Cortex Innovation Community
  • Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust
  • The Eleanor Schwartz Charitable Foundation
  • Elevance Health Foundation
  • Francine A. LeFrak Foundation
  • Larry and Cathy Gilson
  • GreenLight Fund Boston
  • Hearst Foundation
  • Jack Johnson and Armando Gutierrez
  • Kate Spade New York Foundation
  • Lenfest Foundation
  • Llewellyn Family Foundation
  • Nationwide
  • New York City Workforce Development Fund in The New York Community Trust
  • Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
  • PDT Partners
  • The Philanthropic Initiative
  • The Pinkerton Foundation
  • Pittsburgh Foundation
  • SkillWorks
  • State of Maryland Department of Labor
  • TD Bank Group
  • Toyota
  • UJA Federation of New York
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta
  • Upwork, Inc.
  • Verisign
  • William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation
  • William Penn Foundation
  • Zgaljic Family

Spark Partners

  • The Achelis and Bodman Foundation
  • Altman Foundation
  • The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
  • The Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • The Boone Family Foundation
  • Chubb Charitable Foundation
  • City of Boston’s Neighborhood Jobs Trust
  • COFRA Foundation
  • Con Edison
  • Keith Ennis
  • Goldman Sachs
  • The Hagedorn Fund
  • Ira W. De Camp Foundation
  • The Jeffrey H. and Shari L. Aronson Family Foundation
  • KMS Technology
  • The Lawrence Foundation
  • Lenovo
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions
  • Linde Family Foundation
  • Maryland Department of Human Services
  • Maryland Department of Labor
  • Steve and JoAnne Mastor
  • Mizuho USA Foundation
  • Montgomery County Government
  • News Corp
  • Charles and Peggy Norris
  • Rainwater Charitable Foundation
  • S&P Global Foundation
  • Smart Family Fund
  • Splunk, Inc.
  • The Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation
  • Trefler Foundation
  • Truist Foundation
  • US Department of Labor
  • Wilson Sheehan Foundation
  • Daniel Yates

Major Partners

  • Accenture
  • Andreessen Horowitz Cultural Leadership Fund
  • Arman N Roy Foundation
  • AT&T
  • Abigail Dow
  • France-Merrick Foundation
  • Holloway Family Foundation
  • Huntington Bank
  • Jean Hill and Larry Schultis
  • Wendy and Gary Leshgold
  • Philip MacTaggart
  • Meyer Foundation
  • Motorola Solutions Foundation
  • National Grid
  • Panasonic
  • Plymouth Rock Assurance Foundation
  • Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
  • Samvid Ventures
  • Sunny and Abe Rosenberg Foundation
  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • Verizon

Opportunity Partners

  • Apollo Global Management
  • Ami Ariel
  • The Barker Welfare Foundation
  • Citi
  • Citizens Bank
  • Cloudera
  • Joyce and Barry Cohen
  • Connelly Foundation
  • The Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation
  • Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
  • Craig DeLucia
  • DJ McManus Foundation
  • Duke Energy Foundation
  • Easton Community Foundation
  • EY
  • Glasser Family Charitable Fund
  • Michael Green
  • Blair and Holly Greenberg
  • Irwin Gross
  • The Hyde and Watson Foundation
  • Ingram-White Castle Foundation
  • John Ketcham and Leah Antonio-Ketcham
  • Keybank Foundation
  • Josh Lieberman
  • Mead Family Foundation
  • Michael and Lori Milken Family Foundation
  • MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • The Neuberger Berman Foundation
  • William Neuenfeldt
  • New York City Council 7th District Member Shaun Abreu
  • New York City Council 8th District Member Diana Ayala
  • New York City Council 18th District Member Althea Stevens
  • New York City Council 36th District Member Chi Ossé
  • Hutham Olayan
  • Katheryn Patterson and Thomas Kempner, Jr.
  • PNC Foundation
  • PSEG
  • Michael Rubenstein
  • Sage Foundation
  • David Scheffman
  • Scripps Howard Foundation
  • Ian Shrank and Alexandra Logue
  • Siemer Family Foundation
  • Stainman Family Foundation
  • David Stoner
  • The Thomas J. Emery Memorial
  • U.S. Bank Foundation
  • Vistra
  • Wells Fargo
10

2021 Financials

In 2021, more than 80% of Per Scholas’ spending went directly to program costs. Per Scholas received four stars, the highest rating from Charity Navigator for financial stability, accountability, and transparency - for the 9th year in a row.



REVENUE

$45.51M

  • 36.9% Foundation
  • 34.8% Corporation
  • 13.5% Individual
  • 3.8% Sales Revenue
  • 5% Government
  • 6% Other

EXPENSES

$36.15M

  • 81% Program
  • 12.2% Administration
  • 6.8% Fundraising

End of Year Net Assets: $11,792,918

PROGRAM EXPENSES:


Program Name Program Expense
Customized Training $8,588,475
New York $6,930,150
National Capital Region $2,509,135
Newark $1,943,343
Columbus $1,610,952
Atlanta $1,639,346
Greater Boston $1,501,156
Dallas $1,474,007
Greater Cincinnati $1,039,139
Baltimore $999,972
Detroit $403,511
Philadelphia $351,424
North Carolina $123,246
Chicago $99,206
Pittsburgh $21,450
Seattle $9,108
Total, Program Expenses $29,243,620
11

Board of Directors

Thanks to the contributions of our Board of Directors, Regional Advisory Boards, and our Diverse by Design Advisory Board, our programs are stronger, our courses surpass industry standards, and our national expansion is extending our impact across the country.

  • Wale Akinwande

    S&P Global

  • Ami Ariel

    G­-Way Management, LLC

  • Plinio Ayala

    Per Scholas

  • Derek Braddock

    BraddockMatthews, LLC

  • Dwayne Brown

    Accenture

  • Kevin P. Brown

    Ernst & Young LLP

  • Blair Greenberg

    Bregal Sagemount

  • David Hannigan

    Google

  • Jean Hill

    Alvarez & Marsal

  • Faith Rottmann Johnson

    TEKsystems

  • Wayne Kunow

    BNY Mellon

  • Carolyn Landis

    Catalyst Partners, LLC

  • Jennifer Lapierre

    PwC

  • Josh Lieberman

    KMS Technology

  • Jan Lodal

    Lodal & Company

  • Lewis Miller

    Per Scholas Co-Founder, Board Chair
    ActionPoint Advisors, LLC

  • Mary Beth Molloy

    MBM Elevate LLC

  • Ian Schaad

    Jane Street Group

  • Ian Shrank

    Nonprofit Lawyer

  • Gregory Sills

    Apollo Global Management LLC

  • Senta Taylor

    TD Bank