May 30, 2012

Per Scholas Wins NYCETC Award

Per Scholas is very proud to announce that is has been selected to receive a "Middle Skills" Opportunity Award from the New York City Employment & Training Coalition, the premiere advocacy and service network of workforce development providers in New York City. NYCETC members collectively serve more than 700,000 New Yorkers...

May 17, 2012

How to Muddy Your Tracks on the Internet

New York Times By KATE MURPHY Published: May 2, 2012   Legal and technology researchers estimate that it would take about a month for Internet users to read the privacy policies of all the Web sites they visit in a year. So in the interest of time, here is the deal: You kn...

May 16, 2012

Per Scholas Partners with Tekmark

From left: Tiernan Walsh, Account Executive for the Per Scholas Alternative Staffing Program; Guy Del Grande, CEO of Tekmark Global Solutions; and Barbara Chang, Executive VP of Per Scholas pose with Delkys Ortiz Pena and Renata Hill, recent Per Scholas graduates. Per Scholas, the largest adult IT workforce development nonprofit...

May 03, 2012

Fujitsu dabbles in palm reading, hopes to bring biometric sensors to tablets

[button link="" type="icon" icon="stats" newwindow="yes"] See original article from Engadget[/button]     When you think about it, there's no reason that biometric recognition can't provide security on tablets -- well, aside from the need for a sensor thin enough to fit...

May 02, 2012

Sylvia Yvette-Rosa Testimonial

[testimonial company="2011 Per Scholas alumna" author="Sylvia Yvette-Rosa" image=""] If I knew how to do cartwheels, I would do them now! I am a full-time Junior Project Manager at CS Technology, where I will be working on a huge project with one of th...

May 02, 2012

Guy Chiarello Testimonial

[testimonial company="Chief Information Officer, JPMorgan Chase" author="Guy Chiarello" image=""]The partnership between JPMorgan Chase and Per Scholas is terrific.  To give people the opportunity to obtain careers, especially in the technical field, is a life-changing event. I am truly amazed, as I walk thr...

May 02, 2012

Tony Celestin Testimonial

[testimonial company="2011 Per Scholas alumnus" author="Tony Celestin" image=""] Every morning I wake up asking myself, “How bad do I want it?” How much work am I willing to put forth for the things I want and the people I need in my life...

May 02, 2012

The Future of Money and Mobile Commerce

[button link="" type="icon" icon="stats" newwindow="yes"] See original article from Mashable[/button]     If you’re over the age of 20, you’ve likely used a credit card, counted change and maybe even written a check. But is all that about to change? Mobile paym...

May 01, 2012

Student of the Month: Mauricio Paladines

Student of the Month: Mauricio Paladines [one_half] The students of Per Scholas make the organization what it is and propel its growth. The challenges they overcome, the people they represent, their experiences as students, their life-changing success. Without the determined students who find themselves in our classrooms, there is...

Apr 06, 2012

Coming Soon: Website 2.0

[dropcap style="font-size: 48px; color: #3366CC;"]W[/dropcap]ith support from the Technology for Social Good program at JPMorgan Chase, a team of students at the University of Delaware is helping Per Scholas implement the next new phase of its online presence. The University of Delaware team has already helped...

Mar 28, 2012

Reach. Opportunity. Impact.

Partners and Supporters Events

JPMorgan Chase CIO Guy Chiarello [dropcap style="font-size: 48px; color: #3366CC;" ]O[/dropcap]n May 3, 2012, Per Scholas will mount its first-ever ROI (Reach - Opportunity - Impact) Corporate Dinner. We are very excited that this event will honor Guy Chiarello, Chief Information Officer of JPMorgan Chase and one of the...

Mar 08, 2012

Thanks YouTube!

Per Scholas is proud to announce that it has been selected as a YouTube Next Cause. The award brings new attention to our work from around the world, along with YouTube's future assistance in using online video to tell our story. We are very grateful for the honor, as well...

Jan 30, 2012

First Pinning Ceremonies of 2012

Graduates of the 2011 Cycle 13 class at their pinning ceremony on January 26, 2012 [dropcap style="font-size: 48px; color: #3366CC;"]T[/dropcap]he week of January 23, 2012 saw back to back pinning ceremonies at Per Scholas, celebrating the hard work and achievements of two new graduating classes of IT students. Both classes launched last...

Jan 03, 2012

Ringing In The New Year

Plinio Ayala, President and CEO of Per Scholas is joined by staff and U.S. veteran students in ringing the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on December 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/NYSE Euronext) [dropcap style="font-size: 48px; color: #3366CC;"]P[/dropcap]er Scholas...

Nov 21, 2011

I Am Someone” Campaign

Student Profiles Announcement Campaigns

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 to join in — it...

Oct 18, 2011

Corporate IT volunteers power the classroom

A team of volunteers from Goldman Sachs led a recent workshop for students enrolled in the Per Scholas Institute for Technology. [dropcap style="font-size: 48px; color: #3366CC;"]S[/dropcap]killed IT volunteers from more than a dozen large New York City-area corporations are routine visitors to the Per Scholas classroom,...

Sep 25, 2011

Per Scholas graduates second all-women class

One of the graduates of 2011 training Cycle 7, an all-women class [dropcap style="font-size: 48px; color: #3366CC;"]T[/dropcap]he Per Scholas Institute for Technology recently celebrated the graduation of the second all-women's class in its history. As of July 2012 our funder, Liz Claiborne, has been renamed the Fifth & Pacific...

Sep 22, 2011

Bronx public school students thank Per Scholas

Students at Bronx P.S. 73 wait to go on stage before a poetry recital, one of the festivities at the school's Laptop Replacement Celebration. Thanks to Per Scholas and two of our generous corporate partners, students, staff and teachers had something to celebrate at P.S. 73, a Bronx elementary...