Breaking the cycle of poverty by providing technology education, access, and job training to low-income communities
“Indisputable proof that the American Dream still lives.” - Robin Hood Foundation
Per Scholas is a national nonprofit organization that breaks the cycle of poverty by providing technology education, access, training and job placement in low-income communities.
Founded in 1995 as a neighborhood-based effort to increase access to personal computers, Per Scholas was an early pioneer in bridging the digital divide for families and children in the South Bronx -- the nation's poorest Congressional District. In 1999, Per Scholas expanded into workforce development, launching the first tuition-free IT job training and placement program in the region. The training operates in New York City and Columbus, OH with more cities to join in the near future.
In our state-licensed Institute of Technology, Per Scholas provides comprehensive, free IT professional training, placement and ongoing support services to more than 460 underskilled adults each year. Independent research proves that our approach creates impressive income gains.
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For more information, read our history at www.perscholas.org