Cognizant U.S. Foundation supports new Civic Hall & Per Scholas Technology Training Program To Place 150 New Yorkers in Tech Jobs


Civic Hall

118 W 22nd St 12th Floor, New York, NY 10011

New York, NY, US, 10011

Please join Civic Hall and Per Scholas to celebrate the launch of our new partnership and pilot technology training program, supported by the Cognizant U.S. Foundation.

This partnership will train 150 motivated New Yorkers in technology skills to help them find employment in the tech sector. The first cohort of students will participate in an 18-week Programming Basics and Application Developer Course, learning the fundamentals of Java development and learn how to build and deliver quality applications. This first class will take place at General Assembly in Manhattan.


More Information on the Partner Organizations

The Cognizant U.S. Foundation

The Cognizant U.S. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation supporting STEM education and skills training across the United States. Launched in 2018 with an initial $100 million investment from Cognizant, the Foundation has since awarded $12 million to organizations working to educate and train the next generation of workers in communities throughout the U.S.

Civic Hall

Civic Hall is the nation’s leading center for learning and collaboration focused on advancing technology and problem solving for the public good. Our mission is to embed civic values where technology and society meet, and help people discover powerful new ways to embody those values in their work and life. At Civic Hall, entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, government staff, community organizers, philanthropists, software developers, data scientists, and media makers come together to share knowledge and solve pressing public interest problems.

Per Scholas

Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the country. Through rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development, we prepare motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed for successful careers as technology professionals, and we create onramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today we provide our solutions in eight cities across the country and to date, Per Scholas has enrolled 10,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life-changing skills and careers in technology.

General Assembly

General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. What began as a co-working space in 2011 has since grown into a global learning experience with campuses in 20 cities and over 35,000 graduates worldwide. As individuals and companies struggle to compete in an increasingly technological economy, General Assembly provides award-winning, dynamic training to close the global skills gap.