Talent is everywhere. Opportunity is not.
Support 10,000 new students by 2023.
Matt was laid off after seven years working 12-hour long days and weekends. He lacked marketable skills and career prospects were minimal. Today, Matt works as a Full Stack Developer and actually has time to spend with family and friends. Tammy worked many technical and business-related jobs to support her family, yet each one seemed to reflect her limitations to do and be more. She now leads a “Tech Focused” life and is setting new aspirations for her children while working at Google.
Maybe your own story is like one of these, or maybe it’s very different. In either case, as a Per Scholas graduate, you’re a big part of our impact, too.
You already know more than most people about the difference we’ve made for thousands of individuals whose potential is great but whose opportunities were limited -- helping each student build skills to land a good job. 85% of Per Scholas students graduate -- and of those, at least 80% begin working in jobs that pay an average of $21/hour to start. That’s 4x times their average pre-training incomes.
The training and other services we provide will always be 100% free for students -- just as it was for you. But to meet our goal of serving 10,000 more students by 2023, we need your help.
National Alumni Giving Day is your chance to give back and support training for all the new students coming through our doors. Moreover, starting today and for the rest of this week, the Per Scholas Board of Directors and the Stand Together Foundation will both match any gift by a Per Scholas graduate. That means if you give $50, we’ll receive $150 to enroll more students and build our impact across the U.S.
But this opportunity won’t last forever. If you haven’t supported us already, now is the time to make your gift.
Nothing gives us more pride than our community of hard-working Per Scholas graduates. Please help us grow it even more, along with all the thriving families, businesses and communities that result.
Remember -- this week only, for every dollar you give as a Per Scholas graduate, we’ll receive $3.