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Per Scholas

About Per Scholas

Overview

Per Scholas makes the benefits of computer technology available to low-income communities. Operating out of the South Bronx, Per Scholas brings $5 million dollars of business activity each year to the poorest Congressional district in the nation.

Mission

Per Scholas is committed to bridging the digital divide for low income communities in the United States, through providing opportunities in technology and education.

Program

Our Comp2Kids program was inspired by the premise that if every teacher and student in low-income schools had a home computer with internet access, the entire teaching/learning experience can be improved. Comp2Kids partners with public schools in which over 75% of the student population does not have access to a home computer. We offer training to students in safe and effective computer usage and we provide training to teachers in utilizing technology to plan lessons, drive instruction and disaggregate data. After students and teachers fulfill their required training, Comp2Kids provides every student and teacher with a personal computer.

Similarly, our Comp2Seniors Program provides home computers and training to low-income older adults that would otherwise be unable to afford a home computer. Seniors receive a Per Scholas computer delivered to their home after they have fulfilled the necessary training courses.

Impact

Comp2Kids partners with schools serving low income communities demonstrating a high level of need both academically and technologically. While improving school climate can not be exclusively attributed to Comp2Kids, all of our schools demonstrate improved computer literacy rates, higher attendance rates and increased standardized tests scores after partnering with us.

Our Comp2Seniors Program improves the quality of life for older adults. Seniors with a computer become better informed on issues that are important to their lives. Engaging in stimulating mental activity on the computer helps seniors to feel less prone to feelings of isolation and depression.

Countries 

United States

Contact 

1231 Lafayette Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
Phone: (718) 991-8400
www.perscholas.org
EIN: 04-3252955


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Life-Long Technical Support

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  Your donation will give a senior life-long technical support from a friendly and knowledgeable Per Scholas Employee.

Regular price $75.00

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Computer for a senior

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Your donation will provide one low-income senior with a personal home computer. Through this gift, you will be providing a senior with an opportunity to stay connected and informed.

Regular price $145.00

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Computer for a child

Per Scholas

Your donation will provide provide one low-income middle school student with a personal home computer and opportunity to bridge the digital divide. Affording access to computer technology helps to ensure that educational equity can be reached.

Regular price $145.00

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School supplies for one

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The gift of basic school supplies facilitates a child’s learning and creativity. It allows them to focus on their learning environment rather than focusing on how to find materials which they are lacking. Even though something as common as a pencil or pen can be easily overlooked, without them the child can not take their spelling test, practice arithmetic, or write stories. With a box...

Regular price $20.00

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Computer training

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Your donation will ensure that one low-income child will receive the guidance, training and support needed to effectively master educational internet usage. Knowledge leads to empowerment and empowerment leads to success.

Regular price $50.00

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Software for the home

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Your donation will ensure that a student will receive access to educational software for home learning which promotes learning and fosters success.

Regular price $10.00

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Training for a senior

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Your donation will allow for one senior to receive comprehensive hands on training in safe and useful ways to utilize the internet.

Regular price $100.00