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Per Scholas President and CEO Plinio Ayala Featured in the 2024 Bronx Power 100

Per Scholas President and CEO Plinio Ayala was featured in the 2024 Bronx Power 100, an annual list published by City and State NY that celebrates powerful leaders who bring positive change and growth to the Bronx borough. This mention is a testament to Plinio’s influence and contributions to the Bronx community, and highlights his efforts to bridging the digital divide and cultivate technology skills within the emerging workforce.

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Per Scholas Featured in the Center for an Urban Future and The Bronx Community Foundation’s “50 Ideas for a Stronger and More Equitable Bronx” Report

Per Scholas is proud to have been featured in the Center for an Urban Future and The Bronx Community Foundation’s report: “50 Ideas for a Stronger and More Equitable Bronx.”

Although The Bronx is overflowing with opportunity, the report’s creators wrote, many Bronx residents still face “grave affordability challenges, as well as gaps in access to health care, open space, technology, and financial services…[As well as] steep barriers to obtaining the well-paying jobs that are growing in today’s economy.”

The Center for an Urban Future and The Bronx Community Foundation are dedicated to addressing the borough’s biggest challenges, expand on its potential, and lay a foundation for a stronger and more equitable borough. Their “50 Ideas for a Stronger and More Equitable Bronx” report presents 50 concrete policy ideas for what the Mayor, City Council members, the Bronx Borough President, and other city leaders can do to “help more Bronx residents get on the path to the middle class, strengthen social infrastructure, address the affordability crisis, close longstanding racial and ethnic opportunity gaps, improve the health of residents, and bolster neighborhoods across the borough.”

Per Scholas was featured on the list amongst other innovative programs, organizations, and ideas, and was recognized for it’s ability to provide an accessible, cost free skills training program, available to Bronx residents.

Read the full report here.

Miguelangel Iglesias

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