Per Scholas connects the dots, offering technology education and training to un/underemployed adults - including, people of color, women, military veterans, and young adults. Its rigorous, full-time, tuition-free training program builds the skills students need to find and retain jobs, manage finances, earn industry-standard credentials and enter the workforce as IT professionals. Leaning in to remote delivery of effective immersive training, coaching, and support services; distributing technology to staff and students in need; and supporting those dealing with unexpected challenges (emergency needs, lack of childcare) has ensured the program could continue to thrive during the pandemic. Per Scholas works closely with IT employers who inform curriculum, provide volunteers, and offer full-time jobs to graduates. At enrollment, students have an average income of less than $10,000; after graduation, 80 percent secure full-time employment around four times that amount. Be part of the transformation.
COVID-19 Update: Across the region, thousands have lost employment. This makes the job training Per Scholas provides even more critical. 95% of students have made the shift to online learning, continuing to develop the vital skills they need to find new jobs in IT. The transition has not been without challenges: many needed hardware and WiFi to access their courses, and support in dealing with challenging home environments and lack of childcare. But support for greater – both more and better – employment is critical to our region’s recovery.
Information coming soon
Awards & Recognition
- No stories found
- $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- The current budget for Per Scholas National Capital Region (NCR) is: Less than $500k
Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to
About the Catalogue for Philanthropy
Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.
The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!