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The PENCIL Fellows Advisory Board

04.15.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Over the last five years, PENCIL has helped nearly 600 New York City public high school juniors and seniors master college and career readiness skills through PENCIL Fellows, which provides students with comprehensive workplace readiness training and a paid six-week …

PENCIL's College and Career Readiness Approach

04.10.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

By now, the story is familiar: Even as youth unemployment reaches record highs of over 30%, employers say they struggle to find qualified employees. And half of corporate recruiters rated “recent college graduates with a C or lower for preparedness,” …

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03.21.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Take a moment to think back to your first internship… and how it transformed your life. Now, you can prepare tomorrow’s leaders today, and make a difference for a student that will last a lifetime. We’re launching a three-week drive …

Anna Kryukova, left, and Trey Bonaparte, center, tell PENCIL Fellows Program Manager Marina Zhavoronkova about their first semesters at college.

02.25.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News, Video Archive

Over the last six years, nearly 600 students have completed the PENCIL Fellows Program and mastered essential college and career readiness skills through the program’s internships, seminars, and workshops. We checked in with just two of those students—Trey Bonaparte and …

PENCIL Fellows Alum Andrew Teoh

01.30.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

In the summer of 2008, Andrew Teoh had just graduated from Tottenville High School on Staten Island, and was preparing to attend the School of Visual Arts. That summer, Andrew participated in the PENCIL Fellows Program, then in its second …

PENCIL Fellows Excel Training Part One

01.25.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Most entry-level jobs require a working knowledge of Excel. This 3-part guide will help students applying to The PENCIL Fellows Program master this important tool.

PENCIL Fellows Excel Training Part Two

01.25.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Most entry-level jobs require a working knowledge of Excel. This 3-part guide will help students applying to The PENCIL Fellows Program master this important tool.

PENCIL Fellows Excel Training Part Three

01.25.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Most entry-level jobs require a working knowledge of Excel. This 3-part guide will help students applying to The PENCIL Fellows Program master this important tool.

PENCIL will appear on American Graduate Day this Saturday at approximately 4:58 PM EST!

11.14.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News, Video Archive

American Graduate Day examined what it takes to keep students in school and on track to graduation. Watch Thirteen Education Reporter Christina Ha interview PENCIL Panelists E. Scott Beattie, Tracy Shu, and Ashley Budhai.

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11.04.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights

We’re pleased to introduce “In the Spotlight: PENCIL Fellows Alum,” a new blog post that will feature an exceptional PENCIL Fellows Alumnus/a quarterly. If you’d like to be featured or want to recommend another alum, please email pencilfellows@pencil.org. This first …