THE BRONX - A nonprofit group is helping end poverty through technology with IT job training programs in the Bronx.

Per Scholas, founded as a neighborhood-based effort to increase access to personal computers, offers free, multi-week IT training courses aimed at low-income residents and the unemployed.

The group says it has provided technology job training and job placement assistance to more than 4,000 students.

"We're really deeply committed to the Bronx. We've been in the Bronx for 20 years,” said Angie Kamath, the group’s executive director. “Probably about 40 percent of our students are from the borough."

The program has been so successful, that the group has expanded and created a training lab in Downtown Brooklyn. Per Scholas also garnered support from companies like Ernst and Young.                                                                                             

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