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10.27.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, PENCIL News

PENCIL is proud to bring back our speaker series featuring highly accomplished professionals who have transformed their careers and pioneered professional pathways. This week’s event, hosted by Axis Capital, features Joseph Petro, Senior Vice President, Time Warner Inc. Petro, former …

PENCIL's President stands proudly with the 2014 PENCIL Fellows

08.25.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Traditional summer jobs may be becoming a thing of the past, but the need for high school students to be ready for college and careers is greater than ever—and it’s no secret that when students are exposed to the workplace, …

PENCIL Fellows Working Breakfast #2

08.08.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

How many working professionals find careers related to their college major? This was the prevailing question at the PENCIL Fellows’ second working breakfast this past Tuesday and, according to the 20 plus business volunteers from Estée Lauder, JPMorgan Chase, Verizon, MetLife, CBS News, host company Weil, Gotshal & Manges and more, the answer is, not many! PENCIL Fellows met once again to learn valuable career and life lessons, specifically to discuss how to “Plot Your Path to Success.”

PENCIL Fellows Jacques Michael Sylvain, left, and David Dames practice networking.

07.29.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

If you think academics alone guarantee professional success, think again. That’s what 137 PENCIL Fellows learned at a recent workshop where business leaders shared the importance of building a professional identity and network for career development. “The best in business …

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06.27.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, PENCIL News

The Power of Partnership Annual Benefit Dinner raised nearly $1.6 million to help New York City schools and students reach their potential.

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06.26.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, PENCIL News

PENCIL’s Power of Partnership Annual Benefit Dinner brought together school and business leaders at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers and raised nearly $1.6 million to help New York City’s schools and students reach their potential through PENCIL. Emceed by TODAY …

The Downtown Initiative

04.01.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, PENCIL News

Lower Manhattan may well be the nation’s financial center—a vibrant hub of commerce brimming with great talent, spirit, and opportunity. But the greatest potential exists in the shadows of those skyscrapers—within the 30,000 students who attend 60 downtown schools. On …

PENCIL VP of Programs Gayle Villani at Deloitte's 2014 Education Summit

04.01.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, PENCIL News

In March, PENCIL joined PENCIL Partner and supporter Deloitte at the company’s 2014 Education Summit, “Their Future . . . Is Our Future,” which brought together New York State and City Department of Education officials, nonprofit leaders, local principals, and …

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03.14.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights

Deloitte is committed to creating a college-going culture in schools and to increasing college attendance and success. The 2014 Education Summit will explore ways in which New York City schools are tackling College and Career Readiness to improve students’ futures. …

Merryl H. Tisch, Ernest Logan, and Kathryn S. Wylde discuss the major education issues facing New York City at Principal For A Day.

10.31.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, PENCIL News, Video Archive

More than 200 school and business leaders joined PENCIL for Principal For A Day, where top State and City education leaders discussed major education issues.