Graduation Celebration &

Launch Party

An in-person event to celebrate our recent ActivateIT cohort graduates and to mark the one-year milestone of providing tuition-free IT skills training and job placement to over 60 individuals in Colorado.

You are invited!

In the early days of COVID, we launched ActivateIT with our training partner, Per Scholas. On August 5th, we will graduate our fourth cohort of learners. Join us to celebrate our graduates and the launch of ActivateIT, and to hear from our keynote speaker, Plinio Ayala, President of Per Scholas.

There will be music, drinks, food, and much to celebrate!

activateit at a glance…

ActivateIT’s mission is to help individuals from underserved communities achieve their fullest potential through the dignity of work. We create pathways to self-sufficiency by helping passionate, committed individuals connect with meaningful employment, and we support them with post-placement coaching and training for successful retention.

We were founded in 2019 as a collaboration between Activate and Per Scholas, a national nonprofit and institute for technology dedicated to transforming ambition into lasting success. Per Scholas has trained over 13,000 IT professionals and matched them to over 500 companies in 14 cities.

Together, we are tackling an intractable IT talent shortage while simultaneously building a Colorado that serves all.


Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021

Time: 4pm-7pm

Location: City Park Pavilion, Denver

Tickets: $25 donation

The money raised during this event will go toward providing ongoing skills training, career advising, and job placement for individuals from overlooked communities throughout Colorado.

Why the celebration?

We have had an inspiring year despite all the challenges of COVID-19. Since our launch in 2020, we have trained and graduated 61 individuals who have earned skills, competencies, and certifications for IT Support and Network Support.

  • 54% of these individuals have already secured jobs in the IT sector
  • Average earnings of $21.73 per hour, plus benefits
  • ActivateIT is on track to launch careers for 80% of individuals within 12 months of graduation
  • ActivateIT graduates are launching their new careers in IT and tripling their incomes

We are grateful for the support of our donors, employer, and community partners, who have joined the ActivateIT network in the past year. Their work with ActivateIT is changing lives and moving individuals to economic freedom.

Meet the Graduates

Meet the graduates of the 2020 and 2021 Network Support and IT Support ActivateIT Powered by Per Scholas training courses.

Learn More About the No-Cost IT Training

Learn More About Hiring Our Graduates