NFL Foundation

Partner Since

2021

About the partnership

Since 2021, Per Scholas has partnered with the NFL Foundation to enroll learners underrepresented in technology careers into our immersive, tuition-free tech Software Engineering training courses, providing learners with rigorous technical instruction, professional development, and connections to high-demand employment opportunities after graduation. The NFL’s investment through its social justice initiative, Inspire Change, is enabling Per Scholas to:

  • Advance our work to prepare people of color, women, and other individuals underrepresented in tech for in-demand and high paying roles in Software Engineering
  • Train nearly 200 learners across Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Newark, and New York City in Software Engineering between 2021-2022, and provide the supports to connect graduates to high-demand employment opportunities in the industry
  • Enroll 6,000 learners over two years (2023-2024), providing rigorous technical instruction and connections to high-demand employment opportunities after graduation, as well as coaching on business professional skill development and holistic support services to ensure learner success in training and employment
  • Inspire learners through team members’ volunteer participation in Per Scholas events, including graduation ceremonies, Diverse by Design podcast conversations, in-person campus visits, and panel discussions about expanding access to opportunity to advance economic equity in communities across the country

NFL Foundation in News and Events

Press Release

Per Scholas Receives Donation from Amazon as Part of TNF For Good, in Partnership with NFL Inspire Change

Per Scholas New York’s Brooklyn campus was visited last week by representatives from our partners at NFL Inspire Change and Amazon. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, former Jets player and NFL Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, Head of Global Sports on Prime Video, Jay Marine, Thursday Night Football Host Taylor Rooks, and Amazon volunteers were in attendance and participated in a panel discussion with Per Scholas President and CEO Plinio Ayala, Per Scholas Chief Revenue Officer Caitlyn Brazill, Per Scholas New York Managing Director Debbie Roman, and 11 Per Scholas New York learners. Amazon awarded Per Scholas with a $100,000 donation, which will help allow us to continue offering our no-cost training at our Brooklyn campus.

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