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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...

Jun 13, 2017

Per Scholas Announces New Customized Training Partnership with Major Technology Employer, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Per Scholas and Cognizant Technology Solutions have announced a new training and hiring partnership that will equip local New Yorkers with in-demand skills and hiring opportunities. The trainings tracks have been developed in collaboration with Cognizant's recruitment and technology teams to ensure that students receive instruction on nuanced technical job...

May 24, 2017

DoMore24 Launches June 8th - Advance Giving Now Open!!


Per Scholas is excited to announce its participation in the annual DoMore24 Fundraising Campaign! On June 8th, you can take part in the single largest giving day of the year to support Per Scholas in the National Capital Region. What is DoMore 24? Do More 24 is the DMV's largest annual 24-hour...

Apr 07, 2017

Per Scholas NCR IT Security Students Attend Resume Workshop with Signature Partner Capital One : Monthly Impact Report - Apr. 2017

Partners and Supporters

On March 20, Per Scholas students from the IT Security training held in the National Capital Region attended a “Resume Workshop” hosted by our Signature Partner Capital One. The resume workshop provided students with top-level insight into the cyber security positions that are currently available, salary negotiations and promotions. Furthermore, students rece...

Apr 06, 2017

Per Scholas and ITSMF Bring Diverse by Design Conversation Series to National Society of Black Engineers Annual Conference

Per Scholas and the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) hosted the third Diverse by Design conversation series on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.  The NSBE Conference, focused on “increasing the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who ex...

Mar 06, 2017

Diverse by Design Key Sponsor, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Elevates Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Monthly Impact Report - Mar. 2017

Partners and Supporters Events

Per Scholas and the Information Technology Senior Management Forum, partnered with global financial leader JPMorgan Chase & Co. to pioneer an innovative approach to building diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The opportunity to partner with JPMorgan Chase strengthens an important connection between industry leaders and diversity experts in the workforce....

Mar 06, 2017

“This job has the potential to take me somewhere” - Per Scholas Ambassador Marc moves from Stockroom to Service Desk Engineer: Monthly Impact Report - Mar. 2017

Student Profiles

Born and raised in New York City, Marc attended college in New Haven, Connecticut, and started pursuing a pre-­med degree. However, all wasn’t smooth sailing for Marc. After two years, he couldn’t afford the pricey $40,000 annual tuition; even with student loans, Marc was forced to dr...

Jan 10, 2017

Per Scholas “A Job Changes Everything” Campaign Shatters Records, Raises over $175K In Most Successful Fundraiser Ever: Monthly Impact Report - Jan. 2017

Announcement Campaigns

The #AJobChangesEverything fundraiser raised more than $175,000 for Per Scholas students this holiday season. A record amount–and $80,000 more than 2015. A very special thank you to the Per Scholas Board of Directors and regional advisory council members who generously pledged to match every dollar raised up to $50,000–which was a success! Thes...

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