Our Impact

"We help people get their lives on track to eradicate poverty."

Francine A. LeFrak
Graduation ceremony at the Women in Need homeless shelter in East Harlem, for the Francine A. LeFrak Computer Training Program.
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“This program has given me the ability to pursue a career, gain confidence and find the positive things in life again. I now have the self-esteem that I need to be successful in my new job.” ~ Yesenia


Grace Institute Administrative Professional Program Graduate

Anoa lost her job during the pandemic. Thanks to Per Scholas, Anoa graduated in Spring 2021 with her CompTIA CySA+ certification. Though she received multiple job offers, she chose a role as a Lead Analyst and now earns $70,000/year.


Per Scholas: Women in Tech

Lan was unemployed before enrolling in BWI’s training program. After graduating, she landed her dream job as a Production Assistant on a television series, where she earns $21/hour.


Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

I had dropped out of  school because of  fees. I want to thank you for your generous gift that made my education attainable. Through your support, I have accomplished much of what I never thought possible especially attaining college education and in a great university outside Rwanda.


FAWE School

This class was comprehensive and thorough. I truly appreciate the opportunity and believe that the session served as an excellent intro as well as upskilling for those not as well versed in tools for healthcare professionals.


Grace Institute of New York

I want to train local farmers in my villages next summer, but I have no resources to facilitate that. I will be making a pitch to my college in the fall.



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Invest in Women

Your donations have helped thousands of women re-enter the workforce. Women who enroll in our programs come from disadvantaged backgrounds, sometimes as political refugees who live in shelters. After graduating, women can expect an over 300% increase in their salary.


Helping Women Fight Homelessness

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