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Per Scholas

Opening doors to technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities.

four stars

93.35

804 East 138th Street 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10454
tel: (718) 991-8400   Web Site
EIN: 04-3252955

Board Leadership
Lewis E. Miller
Chair

CEO
Plinio Ayala
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.35 four stars
  Financial 91.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Per Scholas' mission is to open doors to technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. We envision a future where individuals from any community can access well-paying career positions, and where talent is recognized and recruited from many diverse sources.

Founded in 1995, Per Scholas first worked to bridge the digital divide for families and children in New York by increasing access to personal computers. Since 1998, we have focused on ensuring the opportunity for adults (18+) to learn 21st century technological skills through rigorous, hands-on training leading to careers in IT. Today we provide our solutions in six cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; the National Capital Region; and New York. To date, Per Scholas has graduated more than 5,600 individuals from its trainings and placed more than 4,100 in jobs nationwide.

Per Scholas' mission is to open doors to technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. We envision a future where individuals from any community can access well-paying career positions, and where talent is recognized and recruited from many diverse sources.

Founded in 1995, Per Scholas first worked to bridge the digital divide for families and children in New York by increasing access to personal computers. Since 1998, we have focused on ensuring the opportunity for adults (18+) to learn 21st century technological skills through rigorous, hands-on training leading to careers in IT. Today we provide our solutions in six cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; the National Capital Region; and New York. To date, Per Scholas has graduated more than 5,600 individuals from its trainings and placed more than 4,100 in jobs nationwide.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

For nonprofits that run multiple programs, we highlight the impact of one program below.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Program Name: Work Advance
Program Activities
Per Scholas provides free, high­-quality job training and support services to talented young people. Per Scholas then partners with large IT employers to place graduates in jobs.
Impact Statement
$8,000 increases the earnings of a low­-income adult by $13,000.
Methodology
Per Scholas and third-party evaluators conducted a randomized controlled trial to estimate impact.
Data Source
Per Scholas' data comes from a study funded by the Social Innovation Fund. MDRC conducted the evaluation, collecting baseline data and three­ year follow­-up data through surveying, administrative data and other sources.
Attribution Method
Work Advance’s impact was measured using a random assignment design, often referred to as the "gold standard" in evaluation. Randomization ensures there are no systematic differences between participants and the control group they are compared to.
Details
This report was created by Per Scholas with self­-reported data using ImpactMatters' impact reporting platform. This report covers June 2011 to June 2014.
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 25.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Per Scholas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Per Scholas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Per Scholas (NY) 93.35 four stars
The HOPE Program (NY) 90.36 four stars
San Diego Second Chance Program (CA) 90.08 four stars
Goodwill Industries of Houston (TX) 87.28 three stars
Goodwill Industries of Denver (CO) 87.36 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,874,135
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $58,645
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,932,780
   Program Service Revenue $1,935,854
Total Primary Revenue $9,868,634
   Other Revenue $2,211,606
TOTAL REVENUE $12,080,240
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,575,292
   Administrative Expenses $1,646,034
   Fundraising Expenses $637,802
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,859,128
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $221,112
   
Net Assets $5,825,471

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Vocational Training $7,670,254 80.1%
Asset Recovery $1,905,038 19.9%

Ratings History
Per Scholas has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 93.35 four stars
2016-12 11/01/2017 93.28 four stars
2016-12 10/01/2017 87.76 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 91.47 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 93.46 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 81.54 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2014 77.84 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 76.69 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 79.46 two stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 81.58 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-3252955
Name in IRS Master File PER SCHOLAS INC
NTEE Code J12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$219,147 1.84% Plinio Ayala President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Per Scholas (NY) 93.35 four stars
San Diego Second Chance Program (CA) 90.08 four stars
REDF (CA) 95.44 four stars
Cincinnati Works (OH) 91.37 four stars
Delancey Street Foundation (CA) 85.38 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Per Scholas
804 East 138th Street
2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10454
tel: (718) 991-8400
fax: (718) 991-0362
EIN: 04-3252955

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Board Leadership

Lewis E. Miller
Chair

CEO

Plinio Ayala
President & CEO

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