Through 2021, our partner organizations ActivateIT Powered by Per Scholas and Activate Workforce Solutions each made tremendous progress connecting people to life-changing careers. Combined, we launched 110 graduates into new careers with thriving wages and pathways to growth. On average, our graduates grew their incomes by 223% in their new roles.
For 2022, our focus is on scaling that impact, connecting more people to new careers and more employers to diverse candidates. To better position us for growth, we are announcing our merger into a single nonprofit: ActivateWork.
Our two partnered organizations have always had strong synergy. As one, we can launch a broader spectrum of individuals into new careers, access new sources of fundraising, and operate more efficiently. We are better poised to scale the success of our work.
As ActivateWork, our vision is a talent ecosystem where individuals, employers, and the community can achieve their fullest potential to build a prosperous Colorado for all.
Our mission is to connect diverse, qualified talent to leading employers through rigorous skills training, community resources, and professional and life skills coaching.
Together, we plan to more than double our number of IT graduates in 2022, launching 586 new careers in tech by 2024. We are also working to build a coalition to address career mobility in healthcare. We believe that ours is the most elegant formula for creating economic mobility and financial freedom around, and we’re working to generate greater and greater impact toward a Colorado economy that works for all.