Grace Yao

Manager, Recruitment & Admissions, Chicago

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Pronouns: They/Them

Grace Yao began their nonprofit experience with the Chinese Mutual Aid Association. They started as the program coordinator for In-Home Services, connecting home-bound individuals with trained, compassionate care providers before becoming the Transition Specialist for the Adult Education and Workforce Development Department.

Grace looks forward to continuing to turn their passion for equitable access to education and sustainable careers into action with Per Scholas. As Manager, Recruitment & Admissions, Grace will use their knack for connecting with people to guide individuals seamlessly from interest to enrollment.

As a 1st generation immigrant from Hong Kong, Grace is proud to call the vibrant city of Chicago home. In their personal life, Grace enjoys spending time with their partner and friends, tending to their 40+ houseplants, and dabbling in too many hobbies including skateboarding, making stickers, cooking, creating digital art, playing musical instruments, streaming video games, and learning languages.


Unlocking Potential
Changing the Face of Tech


Per Scholas is proud to announce that we are winners of the 2023 Kristof Holiday Impact Prize, and we have been selected as a beneficiary of The New York Times Communities Fund. Contributions from these campaigns will fuel Per Scholas’ Career Access Fund, providing thousands of diverse learners in 2024 with everything they need to unlock their potential through tuition-free tech training.

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