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"People don't want aid. They want a life, they want respect, they want the opportunity to show how good they are."

Francine A. LeFrak
Per Scholas Scholars receive training.
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Per Scholas

Our Women in Tech Scholars program is training the next generation of skilled technical leaders.

Per Scholas provides technology skills training and access to employer networks to individuals often excluded from tech careers. Over 14,000 graduates of the program have launched successful careers in tech to date, including sectors such as IT, cybersecurity, and software engineering. Over 80% of Per Scholas graduates find full-time employment within one year of graduating. Typical Per Scholas graduates experience a 320% increase in income after completing their training.

In 2020, the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation established a Women in Tech scholars program. In line with the Foundation's vision, the program creates opportunities for women from underrepresented communities to earn significantly higher wages and experience accelerated career advancement. Since then, over 300 women who have experienced severe financial hardship have enrolled. Through up-skilling workshops, mentorship events, and financial coaching, these women are now on a path to a new life.

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