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Per Scholas

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

four stars

93.28

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

Board Leadership
Wayne Kunow
Chair

CEO
Plinio Ayala
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.28 four stars
  Financial 91.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

four stars

91.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 28.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.8%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Per Scholas (NY) 93.28 four stars
The Career Wardrobe (PA) 87.25 three stars
The HOPE Program (NY) 85.51 three stars
The Cara Program (IL) 85.80 three stars
Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) (NY) 90.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,728,953
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,764,588
Total Contributions $9,493,541
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,493,541
   Other Revenue $1,107,032
TOTAL REVENUE $10,600,573
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,261,738
   Administrative Expenses $1,325,947
   Fundraising Expenses $601,494
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,189,179
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $411,394
   
Net Assets $5,604,359

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 $7,588,052 91.8%
Asset Recovery $673,686 8.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$203,885 2.00% Plinio Ayala President & CEO

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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

Wayne Kunow
Chair

CEO

Plinio Ayala
President & CEO

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