A comprehensive approach

Per Scholas was founded more than 20 years ago with a mission to open doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. We accomplish this mission today by:

Creating opportunity

For people who work hard, we create real opportunities to build better lives for themselves and their families.

Closing the skills divide

We prepare smart, dedicated people to work in key technical roles, always designing our courses in response to what employers tell us they need.

Achieving diversity

We are building a more diverse technical workforce by creating on-ramps for women and people of color, groups staggeringly underrepresented in IT employment today. 90% of our students are people of color, a third are women and a third are disconnected young adults.

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Real people. Real change. Real return.

Payment Increases


Increase in post-training income

Typical Per Scholas grads have a pre-training income of $7,000 and post-training income of $30,000 or often much more.

Improved Graduation Rates


of community college students graduate within three years.*


of Per Scholas students graduate in fourteen weeks or less. And, 80% of those graduates land jobs.

*National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, 2013

No college loan debt


is the average amount of student loan debt for a college graduate in 2013.*


is the amount of money it costs a person to get trained, certified and placed in a tech career at Per Scholas.

*Institute for College Access and Success


We never stop innovating.


Meet our team.

Meet the board leaders who guide and support us, student ambassadors who embody our impact, and staff members who create and deliver the highest quality training and services every day.


We couldn’t do it without them

While corporate partners have the largest number of touchpoints with our work, we are profoundly grateful to receive leadership support from many other stakeholders, including foundations, public agencies and generous individuals.


  • Altman Foundation
  • Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation
  • Boone Family Foundation
  • Booth Ferris Foundation
  • Clark Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Montgomery County
  • Community Service Society
  • Eleanor Schwartz Charitable Foundation
  • F.B. Heron Foundation
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Hagedorn Fund
  • Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Hearst Foundations
  • Heckscher Foundation
  • Ira W. DeCamp Foundation
  • Jewish Funders Network
  • JobsFirstNYC
  • Meyer Foundation
  • New York City Workforce Funders
  • New York Community Trust
  • New York Women’s Foundation
  • Patrina Foundation
  • PNC Charitable Trust
  • Robin Hood Foundation
  • Sunny and Abe Rosenberg Foundation
  • Sutphin Family Foundation
  • The Columbus Foundation
  • The Pinkerton Foundation
  • The Rudin Foundation
  • Thomson Family Foundation
  • Tiger Foundation
  • United Way of Central Ohio
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Women of Saint Michael’s


  • Center for Economic Opportunity
  • City of Columbus
  • Corporation for National & Community Service/Social Innovation Fund via New York City
  • Empire State Development Corporation
  • New York City Council
  • New York City Department of Small Business Services
  • New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
  • New York State Department of Labor
  • New York State Department of State
  • New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance


Signature Partners

Major Partners



Our Latest Financials

Download copies of our latest financials as well as other public filings here.

Per Scholas 2016 Audited Financials
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