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  • Per Scholas is a national organization that has been advancing economic mobility for 25 years. Through rigorous training, professional development, and robust employer connections, they prepare individuals traditionally underrepresented in technology for high-growth careers in the industry. They partner with leading employers to build more diverse talent pools, directly connecting their graduates to new career opportunities at businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups. With campuses in 15 cities, Per Scholas has trained more than 13,000 individuals in tech skills, building bridges to careers in technology.

    If you are interested in serving on this board, please contact Stephanie Valadez at svaladez@perscholas.org

  • Diverse and women leaders, preferably with tech passion. Targeting a Chief Information Security Officer and Latinx board members who can contribute to growing their fundraising footprint in Dallas/Fort Worth in addition to employer engagement/hiring. Individuals should have enough seniority to influence decisions at their employer.

  • If you are interested in serving on this board, Per Scholas should be in your top three nonprofits that you give to, with a suggested personal donation of $1,000 or more annually. The advisory board meets quarterly four times a year for approximately 1-1.5 hours. Currently, they are meeting via Zoom, but may host some of the meetings at the Downtown Dallas campus or visit fellow advisory member workplaces. In addition, board members should budget additional time to support the end of year fundraising campaign as well as initiatives to support the growth of the Dallas campus.

    The board is currently 50% women and 50% people of color. The board should be a strong representation of the learners they train locally – 89% people of color, 40% women and 30% young adults. They currently have one alumni on their board and plan to onboard another alumni soon.


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