Building the Tech Economy of the Future
Per Scholas has helped launch more than 12,000 careers in technology, helping individuals quadruple their incomes post-training through our evidence-based training.
Your donation is a crucial investment in growing the tech talent that we know is hidden in plain sight: people in overlooked communities who may lack the opportunities—but not the motivation or intellectual curiosity—to join the ranks of our nation’s growing tech sector.
Why I donated
I donate because I believe that everyone deserves an opportunity and Per Scholas provides people a platform to begin their careers.— Ivan Rivera | New York Advisory Board Member, Per Scholas alum
We support high-impact, evidence-based approaches that are ready for scale. Ballmer Group has committed to Per Scholas’ growth because the ability to earn a living wage is an important step toward economic mobility.— Connie Ballmer | Co-Founder, Ballmer Group
We have contributed to Per Scholas for nearly a decade, watching it grow from a small, local nonprofit into a national leader producing strong outcomes for unemployed and underemployed adults.— Marci Hunn | Program Director, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Your Donation At Work
A three-year impact evaluation found that
8:1 every dollar invested in Per Scholas yields $8 in benefits to local communities.
$6800 earned more per year than individuals who did not attend Per Scholas
48% more likely to report life satisfaction than control group
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.
Where funds are invested
Financial support helps our trainings to surpass industry standards and support our national expansion to extend our impact across the country.
Enable 2000 students to launch transformative careers in tech in the next year
Close the digital divide with 87% of Per Scholas grads identifying as people of color
Decrease public benefits reliance by 50% for all Per Scholas graduates