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Merit America

Advancing Americans’ education and career growth based on merit

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Four individuals—two women and two men—holding Merit America certificates of completion in front of a large Merit America sign.

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Merit America’s mission

Merit America is a national nonprofit preparing workers without bachelor's degrees for in-demand careers at scale. Through partnerships with national employers like Google, Amazon, and Infosys, Merit America offers fast and flexible education and job placement programs that work for workers and are aligned to the most in-demand roles in the fastest-growing sectors of the United States economy. Founded in 2018, Merit America now serves thousands of working learners across the US and is on track to drive $1 billion in near-term wage gains for graduates, with an average annual wage gain of nearly $19,000.

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