Per Scholas

Per Scholas

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Per Scholas ( opens doors to technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. Through its full-time, tuition-free technology job training courses, Per Scholas equips 240 individuals annually with industry-recognized certifications and connects them to in-demand tech jobs in the National Capital Region. In addition to technical training, the organization provides a variety of career development and support services throughout training and for two or more years after graduation to help students secure jobs and thrive and grow in tech careers.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

• $250 pays for the professional IT certification that makes a student a certified tech.

• $1,000 supports career skills training for graduates to impress future employers.

• $10,000 covers 10 weeks of IT Support/A+ Certification training for two students.

Volunteer opportunities:

• Ongoing: Speak to the class on industry-specific and/or career development topics.

• One day: Edit resumes or participate in mock interviews.

• Internships

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