Per Scholas (www.perscholas.org/nationalcapitalregion) opens doors to technology careers for individuals from often-overlooked communities. Through its tuition-free IT Support job training courses, Per Scholas annually equips 80 individuals with certifications and connects them to in-demand IT jobs in the region.

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:
• $250 pays for the professional IT certification that makes a student a certified tech.

• $1,000 supports career skills training for graduates to impress future employers.

• $10,000 covers 10 weeks of IT Support/A+ Certification training for two students.

Volunteer opportunities:

• Ongoing: Speak to the class on industry-specific and/or career development topics.

• One day: Edit résumés or participate in mock interviews.

• Internships

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