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09.03.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights, PENCIL News

As New York City public schools open their doors this week, the focus is on making sure students master the skills needed to graduate ready for college and a career.

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07.21.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights, PENCIL News

With close to 200 hotels in the United States alone, Hyatt and its boutique line of hotels, Andaz, are leading names in the hospitality industry. The “Hyatt Thrive” program is helping the company become a leader in public service as …

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06.26.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights, PENCIL News

As New York’s Hometown Airline™, longtime PENCIL Partner and supporter JetBlue Airways has been helping schools and students throughout New York City to soar for years through PENCIL. Through ongoing collaborations with five New York City schools, JetBlue partners with …

Deloitte volunteers

06.02.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Partnership Spotlights

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos knows branding. Bezos famously once said, “Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not there,” and global businesses quickly adopted that marketing mantra. What if a school, one that focuses on global finances, …

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 …