Oct 16, 2018

Diverse by Design Hosts 2nd Annual Jeffersonian Dinner

On Thursday, September 27th 100 guests gathered for Diverse by Design’s 2nd Annual Jeffersonian Dinner hosted at the home of Tony Spinelli, Per Scholas National Board Member and Chief Operating Officer & President, Cyber Division at Fractal Industries Inc. The tradition of a Jeffersonian dinner began at the home of Thomas Je...

Aug 13, 2018

Per Scholas and Year Up Celebrate First Cyber Ops Graduation in NCR

On July 27th, Per Scholas, in partnership with Year Up, celebrated the graduation of the first Cyber Ops training in the National Capital Region supported by Per Scholas’ Champion Partner, Capital One. The Cyber Ops training graduated 22 students who have all been placed in internships and will continue their hands on...

Aug 13, 2018

Advice for Grads from Diahan Collins, Career Advancement Expert

Once you've finished your training and earned your certifications, you're qualified for a great career, but you've still got to put your best foot forward to impress employers. Fortunately, Per Scholas has a team of amazing Career Advancement professionals with years of experience and knowledge to share with Per Scholas...

Jul 13, 2018

How Your Retired IT Hardware Can Build Careers For Those Typically Excluded

(Per Scholas Training Class, 1998)   Per Scholas is known across the country for its reputable workforce development model. Technical training, career advancement, and supplying a diverse workforce for the tech sector have become synonymous with the national nonprofit. But nearly two decades ago, Per Scholas was better known for its...

May 07, 2018

Per Scholas Profile: NCR Alumnus Ken Curry on Starting a New Career

In today’s shifting job market, having relevant technical skills is only half the battle of securing employment. Recently, 57 percent of 2,000 business leaders surveyed by LinkedIn identified soft skills as most important to them. With this in mind, Per Scholas has continuously put an emphasis on professional development. Career coaches of...

Aug 18, 2016

Per Scholas Selected as Grant Recipient of 2016 Youth Opportunity Fund to Connect Young Adults in National Capital Region to Career Opportunities


The $3 million commitment, led by the Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance, supports innovative programs that prepare low-income youth for future success Washington, DC (August 18, 2016) – Per Scholas has been selected to receive a one-year, $250,000 grant as part of The Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance’s 2016 Y...

Jun 23, 2016

Per Scholas and ITSMF Launch Diverse By Design, Collaboratively Tackles Diversity Issues in the Industry

Events Industry

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Per Scholas and the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) hosted Diverse by Design, the first in a conversation series about building diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Nearly 200 guests comprising of C-Suite individuals, employer partners, and representatives from workforce development convened at Google’s New York Ci...

Dec 05, 2017

DesignDATA Sources Premier Talent from Per Scholas

Wayne Toles works as a Service Desk Manager at DesignDATA, an IT consulting firm responsible for supporting clients across the National Capital Region. His day to day is spent mentoring and most importantly hiring technical talent to work at his desk. This is the hardest part of his job. “When I...

Nov 27, 2017

Thank You to Our 2017 Corporate Volunteers

Partners and Supporters

As the holidays approach, Per Scholas would like to take the opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to all of our amazing volunteer partners for the support they have provided us and our students this past year. In just 12 short months, over 500 volunteers from 105 companies supported our students in practicing...

Oct 25, 2017

Diverse by Design Hosts Fourth Convening at Google’s Global Headquarters

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 marked the fourth installment of the Diverse by Design conversation series at Google’s global headquarters in Mountain View, CA. Over 100 leaders representing organizations across the tech, finance and nonprofit sectors gathered to reflect on the need for entrepreneurship and innovation in delivering diversity, ensuring equity and infusing in...

Sep 01, 2017

Platform by Per Scholas

In June 2017, Per Scholas launched our newest social venture. Platform by Per Scholas, officially opened its doors to continue the Per Scholas mission by upskilling underemployed individuals and prepare them to be job-ready tech professionals. Platform is designed to ensure students are equipped with the skills they need to get...

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