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Commonwealth Corporation of Massachusetts Awards Per Scholas Greater Boston a $1 Million Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce Success Grant to Promote Workforce Equity in Massachusetts

Per Scholas was one of 7 Massachusetts-based initiatives to receive Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce Success Grants from the Healey-Driscoll Administration of Massachusetts. The grants were funded through the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) and distributed by the Commonwealth Corporation, and the aim is to increase access to well-paying jobs for Massachusetts residents facing employment barriers, scale effective career pathway programs, and enhance worker skill and productivity. 

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Per Scholas Celebrates $20 Million Investment from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

"Receiving this transformational investment from MacKenzie Scott, one of the most dynamic philanthropists in modern times, is a testament to Per Scholas' impact over our nearly 30 year history. As we've evolved from a computer recycler in the South Bronx to a technical skills trainer in 22 cities and counting across America, we are so grateful for this $20 million gift – the largest, unrestricted funding our organization has ever received," said Plinio Ayala, President & CEO, Per Scholas. "This investment will propel Per Scholas for even greater national impact well into the future, centered on growth and innovation and ensuring our alumni achieve a thriving wage through our Career Accelerator."

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