Per Scholas

Per Scholas’ mission is to open doors to technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities.

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BRONX, NY – EIN 43252955  perscholas.org

Per Scholas was founded more than 20 years ago with a mission to open doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. We accomplish this mission today by:

CREATING OPPORTUNITY
For people who work hard, we create real opportunities to build better lives for themselves and their families.

CLOSING THE SKILLS DIVIDE
We prepare smart, dedicated people to work in key technical roles, always designing our courses in response to what employers tell us they need.

ACHIEVING DIVERSITY
We are building a more diverse technical workforce by creating on-ramps for women and people of color, groups staggeringly underrepresented in IT employment today. 90% of our students are people of color, a third are women and a third are disconnected young adults.

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Per Scholas

Per Scholas is a United States nonprofit that provides tuition-free technology training to unemployed or underemployed adults for careers as IT professionals.

Per Scholas was founded in 1995 by John Stookey and Lewis Miller in the South Bronx, New York City. Today Per Scholas is in 14 cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati and Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Dallas, TX; the National Capital Region; Newark, NJ; New York, NY; and Philadelphia, PA. To date, Per Scholas has trained 8,000 individuals.

Programs

IT training programs

Per Scholas offers a free IT training and workforce development program.[1]

Per Scholas offers a targeted range of tuition-free technology and professional development training that vary based on local market demands. Each Per Scholas program includes hands-on technical skills training, job skills instruction, individualized support for job placement, and personal and career advancement.

The success of the Per Scholas training programs (relative to earlier workforce development programs) is attributed in large part to its understanding of the industries its students will enter. The organization works in close partnership with many prominent corporations,[2] its instructors are experienced experts in the field, and its leadership consists of leading professionals in the IT field. Training is also structured to fill specific demands in the labor force.[3]

The programs are funded by a diverse makeup of partners, who range diversely from corporations and foundations, to numerous public agencies, elected officials and other random people.[4]

Additional IT Courses

In addition to the standard IT Support career-track training, offerings have been expanding to include courses for careers in network engineering, software testing / quality assurance, cyber security, web development and more to respond to labor demands within the sector.

Social Ventures

In August 2013, Per Scholas launched the Software Testing Education Program (STEP)--an 8-week training that prepares graduates to fill entry-level software testing roles. While developing this program, Per Scholas was given the opportunity to partner with software consulting company Doran Jones to create the Urban Development Center, a software testing center built adjacent to Per Scholas' Bronx location to employ graduates in the software testing field.

Platform by Per Scholas

Platform by Per Scholas (PxPS) offers employer customized training tracks that put students in direct hiring pipelines with major technology employers, as an extension of the Per Scholas workforce development model. Platform students receive tuition-free, hands-on training, career development resources and interview opportunities with technology employers to help take their career to the next level. PxPS currently operates career tracks with corporate partners in New York (Bronx, Manhattan), Pennsylvania, and Texas (Dallas, Irving) for aspiring Java/Python/.Net Developers, Data Engineers, SOC Analysts, Programmer Analysts, Quality Engineers, and RPA Developers.[5]

Recognition

Per Scholas was featured in WIRED magazine in November 2014.[6]

Four Per Scholas graduates were featured in the New York Times in the winter of 2014.[7]

In 2012, Per Scholas was named one of America's top-performing nonprofit organizations by the Social Impact Exchange S&100 Index for its impressive outcomes and results-driven work.[8]

Per Scholas received a Heroes Award from the Robin Hood Foundation in 2011.[9]

Leadership

Founder and Chairman Emeritus John Hoyt Stookey was chairman, president and CEO of Quantum through 1993, and has held positions on various boards since retiring in 1995.

Current Chairman Lewis E. Miller is the president of Qvidian, a provider of cloud-computing applications, and was previously CEO of Synergistics and The Future Now, Inc.

CEO and President Plinio Ayala was previously director of program operations at SOBRO. In 2006 he received the Liberty Award from the New York Post for his work in the NYC community and in 2005 was issued a Citation of Merit by the Bronx Borough President.[10]

Each regional site outside of New York has an advisory board as well.[11]

References

  1. ^ Olson, Elizabeth (2010-11-10). "Veterans Find Jobs With Help From Corporate Gifts". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  2. ^ "Training Workers for Good Jobs". The New York Times. March 19, 2007. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  3. ^ Building a Career Path Where There Was Just a Dead End, Dale (February 26, 2007). "Building a Career Path Where There Was Just a Dead End". Washington Post. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  4. ^ "Per Scholas - Our Partners". Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Platform by Per Scholas". Platform by Per Scholas. Retrieved 2020-02-19.
  6. ^ Lapowsky, Issie. "Urban Onshoring: The Movement to Bring Tech Jobs Back to America". Wired. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Four Per Scholas grads Featured in the New York Times". Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Social Impact Exchange - An index of top nonprofits creating social impact". Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Robin Hood Foundation Honors Per Scholas With Heroes Award". Per Scholas Featured News. November 2011. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  10. ^ "Speaker's Bio: Plinio Ayala". Philanthropy New York. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  11. ^ "Per Scholas - New York & National Board". Retrieved 24 November 2015.

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PER SCHOLAS INC

BRONX, NY 10454-1932 | Tax-exempt since March 1995
  • EIN: 04-3252955
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Employment, Job-Related)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

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2018

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2017

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Total Revenue

$12,080,240

Total Functional Expenses $11,859,128
Net income $221,112
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $7,932,780 65.7%
Program services $1,935,854 16.0%
Investment income $123 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$34,130
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $2,017,469 16.7%
Other revenue $228,144 1.9%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $526,488 4.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $6,251,659 52.7%
Other
Total Assets $7,571,793
Total Liabilities $1,746,322
Net Assets $5,825,471
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

Total Revenue

$10,600,573

Total Functional Expenses $10,189,179
Net income $411,394
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $9,493,541 89.6%
Program services $0
Investment income $192 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income -$99,394
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $892,659 8.4%
Other revenue $313,575 3.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $357,317 3.5%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,980,256 39.1%
Other
Total Assets $7,356,287
Total Liabilities $1,751,928
Net Assets $5,604,359
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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Total Revenue

$8,588,543

Total Functional Expenses $8,232,198
Net income $356,345
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,110,395 94.4%
Program services $0
Investment income $80,271 0.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $3,206 0.0%
Net fundraising -$19,913
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $295,941 3.4%
Other revenue $118,643 1.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $345,312 4.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,960,709 48.1%
Other
Total Assets $7,678,930
Total Liabilities $2,485,965
Net Assets $5,192,965
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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Total Revenue

$8,021,397

Total Functional Expenses $6,840,666
Net income $1,180,731
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $7,701,783 96.0%
Program services $0
Investment income $192 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$1,354
Net inventory sales $244,009 3.0%
Other revenue $76,767 1.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $338,105 4.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,207,243 46.9%
Other
Total Assets $5,643,561
Total Liabilities $806,941
Net Assets $4,836,620
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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990

Total Revenue

$5,746,034

Total Functional Expenses $5,164,566
Net income $581,468
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $5,100,771 88.8%
Program services $0
Investment income $103 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $52,838 0.9%
Net inventory sales $315,190 5.5%
Other revenue $277,132 4.8%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $312,960 6.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,534,958 49.1%
Other
Total Assets $4,213,663
Total Liabilities $557,774
Net Assets $3,655,889
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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Total Revenue

$4,962,636

Total Functional Expenses $4,195,245
Net income $767,391
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $3,661,964 73.8%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $242,737 4.9%
Other revenue $1,057,935 21.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $336,802 8.0%
Professional fundraising fees $108,890 2.6%
Other salaries and wages $2,040,182 48.6%
Other
Total Assets $5,874,705
Total Liabilities $2,800,417
Net Assets $3,074,288
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

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Total Revenue

$5,195,842

Total Functional Expenses $4,750,806
Net income $445,036
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $4,400,556 84.7%
Program services $0
Investment income $289 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $728,271 14.0%
Other revenue $66,726 1.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $272,134 5.7%
Professional fundraising fees $4,560 0.1%
Other salaries and wages $2,306,435 48.5%
Other
Total Assets $5,165,746
Total Liabilities $2,859,210
Net Assets $2,306,536
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

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Total Revenue

$5,497,416

Total Functional Expenses $5,300,049
Net income $197,367
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $4,499,158 81.8%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $847,716 15.4%
Other revenue $150,542 2.7%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $295,339 5.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,570,002 48.5%
Other
Total Assets $5,476,558
Total Liabilities $3,607,423
Net Assets $1,869,135
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2009

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2007

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Dec. 2006

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2006

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Dec. 2004

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2004

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Dec. 2003

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2003

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