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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 …

Deloitte Featured Image

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.

A PENCIL Fellow celebrates the end of his internship at the Fellows Culminating Event

09.20.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News, Video Archive

Nearly 100 New York City students are better prepared to take those next steps thanks to the career development training that they received through the PENCIL Fellows Program. Many of those students began that training nearly nine months ago, and marked the end of their summer internship experience alongside their Business Mentors and other coworkers at the PENCIL Fellows Culminating Event, held at Scholastic’s Soho offices.

Next Stop Success

06.25.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, PENCIL News, Video Archive

As another school year comes to an end, we at PENCIL wanted to look back at the impactful ways our network of school-business leaders have propelled school and student performance. Over the school year, you combined the best skills, intellectual …

Gramercy Arts High School - Gala 2013

05.31.2013  |  1 Comment  |   Event Highlights, Video Archive

On Tuesday, May 21, business leaders, educators, and students honored three incredible PENCIL Leaders—JetBlue Airways, Christopher Hayward, and Howard Chatzinoff—for their extraordinary commitment to New York City’s public schools, the impact that they’ve made for thousands of students, and for supporting PENCIL.

2012 PENCIL Fellows Culminating Event

08.23.2012  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, Fellows Spotlights, Video Archive

From the 50th floor of JPMorgan Chase’s midtown offices, the 2012 Class of PENCIL Fellows were feted by their Business Mentors and PENCIL staff during an evening reception last week to mark the culmination of the Fellows’ summer internship experience …

PENCIL 2012 Year-End Partnership Celebration

06.13.2012  |  3 Comments  |   Event Highlights

      Next Stop: Success To all our Business Partners, Principals, Teachers, Fellows Business Mentors, and Supporters… thank you for another successful year! And congratulations to all our awardees: Partnership Award for Developing Strong Leaders Ora Coaching Ltd.: Ora …

PENCIL Gala Imagine What We Can Do An Evening To Benefit PENCIL

05.10.2012  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights

PENCIL Spring Gala 2012 Photo and Video Highlights On May 10, over 700 business leaders, educators, and students gathered together in the American Museum of Natural History to celebrate four outstanding individuals who exemplify how PENCIL and its Partners can …