Mar 05, 2015

Bronx Native, Per Scholas graduate Servon Lewis, Gives Opening Speech at National Summit in Washington D.C.

Student Profiles In the Field Events Industry

BRONX, N.Y. — March 5, 2015 — Per Scholas graduate and local Bronx native Servon Lewis, 26, gave the opening speech at a national summit in Washington, D.C. on February 26 focused on creating more job and career opportunities for young people across the United States.The event hosted by Opportunity Nation, a bipartisan coal...

Feb 11, 2015

TEKsystems and Per Scholas Announce Partnership

Partners and Supporters

Partnership will help unemployed and underemployed men and women launch careers through high quality technology training and career development services.TEKsystems®, a leading provider of IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services, and Per Scholas, a nationally recognized IT job training nonprofit, today announced the launch of a...

Jan 30, 2015

Michelle Pullaro appointed as Chief Administration Officer


Per Scholas is proud to announce the appointment of Michelle Pullaro as the Chief Administrative Officer of its national operations.Michelle is a familiar face around Per Scholas. From 2002-2007, she oversaw Per Scholas’ operations covering multiple leadership roles in marketing, fund development, program design, and manufacturing. “We are happy to h...

Jan 28, 2015

Per Scholas Goes to CES

In the Field

Per Scholas Instructors Eduardo Hernandez and Opo Herrera walked the 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space at CES 15 in Las Vegas taking in all the newest and greatest advancements in technology. After four days and nearly 100,000 steps (they have the pictures to prove it!) we’re happy to share th...

Jan 11, 2015

Four Per Scholas grads Featured in the New York Times

Student Profiles

Per Scholas graduates Sydney Almorales, Michael Stratton, Roderick Bradshaw, and Lidio Rodriguez were featured in the New York Times Neediest Cases series this winter. Read their stories below and learn of their journey to success through finding Per Scholas and utilizing resources from our partner Community Service Society.Sydney Almorales: “Fr...

Dec 14, 2014

Employer Partner Control Group to lead tech strategy of LinkNYC Public Wifi Project. Per Scholas graduates to be trained for upkeep of devices throughout City.

Announcement In the Field Partners and Supporters Industry

New York City approved a plan to replace a total of 7,600 outdated pay phone booths with public WiFi kiosks in all five boroughs by 2019.LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communications network that will bring the fastest available free Wi-Fi to millions of New Yorkers, small businesses, and visitors. The icing on...

Dec 10, 2014

Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Council Awards $1.8 million to Per Scholas and UDC Partner Doran Jones

Announcement Partners and Supporters Industry

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council awards $1.8 million to Per Scholas and its Urban Development Center (UDC) partner Doran Jones.In 2011, New York State’s Governor Cuomo created 10 Regional Councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions, as a key component of Governor Cuomo’s tran...

Oct 16, 2014

3rd Annual Ping! Event Biggest Ever


The 3rd annual Ping! event had the biggest turnout yet with 250 guests coming out to support Per Scholas’ women in tech mission at SPiN in New York City.Front and center all night were the very women representing the movement to increase the number of women of color in the te...

Jul 22, 2014

Per Scholas: Accelerated Job Training That Works, Reports Vice President Biden, White House

Announcement Partners and Supporters Industry

On Tuesday, July 22, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act into law – with broad bipartisan support. In conjunction, Vice President Biden released his report on addressing unemployment and the skills gap through effective, employer-driven job training.Per Scholas was cited by Vice President Joe Biden as an example of...

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