Founded in 1995, PENCIL pioneered the idea of improving student achievement by developing and supporting long-term partnerships between businesses and public schools.
Our two core programs enable business leaders to share their talent, ideas, and skills directly with schools and students in need.
The PENCIL Partnership Program matches business volunteers with public school principals based on backgrounds, interests, and goals. Partners are then empowered and supported to develop solutions that transform their schools.
The PENCIL Fellows Program provides promising public high school students with career readiness training that includes paid summer internships at leading businesses throughout the city.
PENCIL was named 2012 Nonprofit of the Year by the New York Enterprise Report.
Beyond New York
The PENCIL Partnership Program is expanding beyond New York to cities with a demonstrated need and interest.Learn More
Our dedicated board is passionate about providing a quality public education for all students.Meet our board members ›
PENCIL's talented team is committed to building & supporting meaningful school-business relationshipsMeet our staff ›
Read about the impact our programs are having in New York City and beyond.View & download our reports ›
PENCIL is a growing organization, seeking talented individuals for a range of opportunitiesView our career opportunities ›