Per Scholas Named to The New York Times Communities Fund

Per Scholas Named to The New York Times Communities Fund

  

The New York Times Communities Fund continues the legacy of “The Neediest Cases Fund” by supporting local, national and global nonprofits that provide direct support to under-resourced and over-burdened people

 

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2023 — Today, The New York Times Communities Fund announced that Per Scholas will be featured in this year’s annual campaign. Per Scholas joins CAMFED, Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of New York, Children’s Aid, Feeding America, First Book, Hispanic Federation, International Rescue Committee, OneGoal, and UJA-Federation of New York in this recognition.

For 112 years, The New York Times Communities Fund – formerly known as The Neediest Cases Fund – has encouraged readers to help people who are under-resourced and over-burdened and has coordinated a holiday season giving campaign as a direct way to do just that. To date, The Fund has raised over $330 million for nonprofit organizations that have helped countless individuals improve their circumstances and lead more enriching lives.

“The dollars we raise will help us expand economic prosperity because training at Per Scholas uplifts not only individuals but families and communities as well. This value cannot be overstated,” reflected Per Scholas President & CEO Plinio Ayala. “I am grateful for The New York Times Communities Fund amplifying our message and impact. With this fund, more than 5,000 Americans next year will have an opportunity to launch a thriving career in tech they wouldn’t otherwise have.”

For more than 25 years, Per Scholas has been advancing equity and increasing opportunity across America. Per Scholas unlocks potential for individuals, communities, and employers through rigorous training for careers in tech. The exposure and impact that The New York Times Communities Fund provides for Per Scholas’ mission and work can transform our ability to change the face of tech. Lack of access is a barrier to entry in the tech industry, and Per Scholas can empower readers to help break down that barrier and grow opportunities for diverse tech talent. Learn more about Per Scholas’ mission and work at PerScholas.org.

To donate to The New York Times Communities Fund or for more information, click here!

About The New York Times Communities Fund

The New York Times Communities Fund is a 501(c)3 organization and The New York Times Company pays all administrative costs of the program, ensuring that 100 percent of the donations go to the organizations that The Fund supports. The campaign works in close collaboration with nonprofit Focusing Philanthropy to maximize impact.

About Per Scholas 

For more than 25 years, Per Scholas has been advancing equity and increasing opportunity across America. Per Scholas unlocks potential for individuals, communities, and employers through rigorous training for careers in tech. Partnering with dynamic employer partners, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups, we are building sustainable and diverse talent pipelines, together changing the face of tech. With national remote training and campuses in 20+ cities and growing, Per Scholas offers tuition-free training in the most in-demand tech skills, including Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Engineering, IT Support, Software Engineering, and more.

To date, more than 20,000 individuals have gained the skills to launch high-growth tech careers, earning three times their pre-training wage. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is in our DNA: 85 percent of Per Scholas learners are people of color, two in five are women, and more than half have a high school diploma as their highest education credential. Visit PerScholas.org and follow us on LinkedIn, X/Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

 

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