Jul 01, 2013

Introducing our newest Per Scholas site: Cincinnati

Announcement

NATIONAL REPLICATION: CINCINNATICincinnati, Ohio is the next stop on the Per Scholas national growth plan to bring IT industry-targeted training and employment opportunities to Americans in cities where it is needed most. On August 26, Per Scholas opened its second satellite location in Ohio, in the Cincinnati community of Avondale. After...

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Jun 26, 2013

Per Scholas Achieves 100% Enrollment in WorkAdvance Study

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At 10:36 this morning, we achieved 100% enrollment in the MRDC WorkforceAdvance study. Since 2011, Per Scholas has been part of the WorkAdvance study, and we’ve met our goal of 700 individuals enrolled into IT-Ready training in New York!Per Scholas was competitively selected to participate in WorkAdvance, which incorporates tested sector-based employment st...

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Jun 13, 2013

ROI 2013: Most Successful Event in Per Scholas History

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Last night, June 12, 2013, Per Scholas honored Barclays and Joe Squeri, Chief Information Officer, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth and Investment Management, at our second annual R.O.I. corporate dinner.Thanks to the committed partnership of Barclays and other generous sponsors, Per Scholas raised over $470,000 — a record amount in Pe...

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Jan 08, 2013

Top 100 Highest-Impact Nonprofits in America

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Per Scholas has been named one of America’s top performing nonprofit organizations on a newly launched giving platform, the S&I 100 Index.There are over 1 million nonprofits across America, but it is challenging to know which organizations have high impact and the potential to reach the most people in...

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Aug 09, 2012

What is Working: Per Scholas Job Training

Announcement Industry

I often receive e-mails from students thanking Per Scholas for the training program and updating me on how they are doing. I received one today that was particularly inspiring. This student shared with me that he had just landed a job earning $55,000 with benefits. Nic mentioned how long a journey...

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Aug 07, 2012

The Internet Turns 21!

Industry

What would you do without the internet? Yesterday, August 6th, the World Wide Web celebrated its 21st birthday! The internet was invented by Tim Berners-Lee, who proposed the idea while working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland. Berners-Lee planned for the web to be a worldwide network...

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Jul 26, 2012

What does a College Degree mean these Days?

Industry

I was paid a visit by a friend of my oldest son this past Saturday. It had been three years since I had seem him. He is now a college graduate with a degree in International Studies. We spent a bit of time together catching up. He spoke a great...

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Jul 20, 2012

Meet Barbara

Announcement

Barbara Chang, EVP I have to admit that this is harder than I thought it would be. A request to start blogging by my social media guru on staff was met with an easy reply: “sure!” But as I started writing I realized that I was getting more self conscious abou...

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Jul 20, 2012

Meet Plinio

Announcement

Plinio Ayala, President & CEO of Per Scholas Ok, I admit it: I am an avid New York Mets fan. I’m somewhat of an anomaly, I know -- born and raised in the boogie-down Bronx. Although my baseball heart belongs to the blue and orange, my soul belongs to th...

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Jul 17, 2012

What Really Matters When Buying a Laptop

Image from Clker.com   With so many options on the market, purchasing a laptop can be daunting. New York Time's author, Sam Grobart, has written a "buying guide" on what to look for in a laptop. Grobart takes the position that things like processor and battery life should not...

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Jul 09, 2012

Creepy or not? A Phone that Knows Where You’re Going

From TECHNOLOGY REVIEW. Published by MIT.   A Phone that Knows Where You're Going An algorithm can better predict your future movements by getting a little help from your friends.   DAVID TALBOTMonday, July 9, 2012  Beyond merely tracking where you've been and where you are, your smartphone might soon actually...

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Jun 25, 2012

Per Scholas featured on MetroFocus Thirteen WNET

[youtube]0qEqZi79DGY[/youtube]   MetroFocus on Thirteen WNET in New York City ran a feature on Per Scholas June 25, 2012. A great piece that addresses the current state of the digital divide, the demand for tech skills in today's economy, and how Per Scholas addresses that issue with a proven s...

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