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PENCIL is Celebrating National Volunteer Week

04.10.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights, PENCIL News

This National Volunteer Week, we celebrate our volunteers–and their impact.

HAKS Engineering Fair at PS 101Q

04.01.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights, PENCIL News

In an ever-increasing digital age, it’s still satisfying to get your hands dirty. Fourth-grade students at PS 101Q in Forest Hills, Queens got their hands dirty—and a little soggy—testing aluminum foil boats for buoyancy and making gumdrop domes to test …

PENCIL Partner Leigh Pires helps students at North Star Academy

03.27.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights

  Madeline Albright. Lisa Leslie. Sonia Sotomayor. Amelia Earhart. Venus Williams. Sally Ride. Margaret Thatcher. Wangari Maathai. Marie Curie. Indira Gandhi. Although each woman is remembered and revered for very different reasons, one common thread binds them all: Those women were …

Eliecer Perutz, an Assistant Vice President at PENCIL Partner HAKS, answers a student's question at PS101Q in Forest Hills, Queens.

02.21.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights, PENCIL News

Construction firm HAKS and PENCIL Partner PS 101Q are building bridges to Governors Island. Or tunnels. Or maybe even zip-lines.

McGraw-Hill

07.20.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights, Video Archive

PENCIL Partners James McCune Smith School (C.S. 200) and The McGraw-Hill Companies teamed up to teach 3rd and 4th graders how to script, storyboard, film, and edit movies. Working with their teachers, the McGraw-Hill staff and the students made videos …

Dave Barger (Ogilvy Advertisement)

11.13.2011  |  1 Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights, Video Archive

After helping a Harlem elementary school achieve an ‘A’ rating from the Department of Education, PENCIL Partner and JetBlue CEO Dave Barger is encouraging Aviation High School to take flight as well. Working with Principal Deno Charalambous, together they are …

Jayun Kim (Ogilvy Advertisement)

11.11.2011  |  Leave a Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights, Video Archive

In 2008, Principal Talana Bradley set out to ensure that every student who graduates from The Young Women’s Leadership School of Brooklyn is ready for college. PENCIL Partner Jayun Kim jumped in to help. Together, they made a plan for …

Michelle Gibson (Ogilvy Advertisement)

11.11.2011  |  Leave a Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights, Video Archive

In Bushwick, Brooklyn, P.S. 86K faces challenges common to many urban schools. More than 90 percent of its students live in poverty, and a quarter speak English as a second language. To bring classroom learning to life, PENCIL Partner Michelle …

Robert Abreu (Ogilvy Advertisement)

11.11.2011  |  Leave a Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights, Video Archive

Imagine going to a school where everyone speaks a different language. For P.S. 28 Wright Brothers’ principal, English literacy is a big challenge. One solution: a student reading competition created with PENCIL Partner Robert Abreu. The students read 12,500+ books …

Fabiola Rivera (Ogilvy Advertisement)

11.11.2011  |  Leave a Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights, Video Archive

Three years ago, Principal Nedda De Castro of The International High School @ Prospect Heights and PENCIL Partner Fabiola Rivera, Civil Engineer at Arup, set on a course to bring science and math to life for students. Working with teachers, …