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Support 10,000 New Students by 2023
This year, Per Scholas celebrated an incredible milestone by enrolling its 10,000th student nationally. Now, we’re asking for your support to help us serve the next 10,000 in just four years. Through Stand Together Foundation, you can help power this achievement by contributing any amount up to $1,000, and we will double it!
Per Scholas already makes an incredible difference for those whose potential is great but whose opportunities are limited -- helping each student build skills to land a good job and gain a foothold in the middle class. 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 are 100% free for participants. But our students aren’t the only ones who benefit. For every $1 we invest in their training, after just three years, they generate more than $8 in economic return (in new wages earned, taxes paid, and reduced use of public services). That kind of impact helps everyone.
This year, as we gear up to serve the next 10,000 students, we are celebrating these broader impacts. Our Tech Powered by 10,000 campaign is highlighting the stories of Per Scholas graduates and the ways in which their new careers are building better futures -- not only for themselves but also for their families, local businesses, neighborhoods, and communities. We hope you will consider investing today in the next 10,000 moms, brothers, daughters, veterans, neighbors and friends who will power tech in the next 4 years.