“I Am Someone” Campaign

UPDATE Feb 2012: The “I Am Someone” campaign raised $47,398 from more than 200 donors to help Per Scholas students and graduates in 2012. Thanks to all our volunteer fundraisers and generous donors!

UPDATE: The “I Am Someone” holiday campaign has launched! Please visit the Per Scholas page on Razoo.com to join in — it’s easy and takes just a minute. Be sure to check out the video of our graduates talking about the impact of Per Scholas in their lives.

“I Am Someone” campaign.

The campaign is celebrating the achievements of Per Scholas graduates and program participants while building a new base of support for the agency’s work. Between November 2011 and January 2012, it will focus on raising dollars from individuals through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networking sites.

Please stay tuned for further announcements!

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