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A Billion Plus Change

06.20.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

This week, A Billion + Change will announce that it has inspired the largest commitment of pro bono service in history. More than 500 companies and nonprofits across the country, including PENCIL, have committed to provide more than $2 billion …

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06.17.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

When Kate Williams, a Relationship Manager at M&T Bank, was looking to get involved with her local school in the Locust Point neighborhood in Baltimore, she had only to look down the hall to find a way to make a …

U.S. Secretary of Education and Aviation High School Principal and PENCIL Partner Deno Charalambous pose in the school's airplane hangar.

06.13.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Assistant Secretary for Adult and Vocational Education Brenda Dann-Messier, PENCIL President Michael Haberman, JetBlue Airways Maintenance ASAP Controller Sergio Laboy, Aviation High School Principal Deno Charalambous joined students and other local business leaders in …

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06.12.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Can a single experience determine what we’ll do, where we’ll work, or even who we’ll become? Just ask any one of the 600 students whose lives have been changed through the PENCIL Fellows Program. Through this unique career preparedness program, …

PENCIL Partners from Infusive Solutions and Manhattan Business Academy tune in during a career awareness session.

05.05.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

By: Ben Weiss Ben Weiss is the digital marketing strategist for Infusive Solutions—an NYC-based IT staffing firm in the MicrosoftPartner Network that specializes in the placement of .NET, SharePoint and SQL Server developers as well as Windows Systems Engineers, DBAs …

Community High School for Social Justice Students meet with Deloitte mentors as part of their PENCIL Partnership

04.25.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News, Video Archive

For Zain Pasha, it all started back in second grade. That’s when his teacher helped him get into a robotics program that not only showed him the importance of technology, but also inspired him to give back. That robotics program …

PENCIL Board Member and Partner, and Elizabeth Arden’s Chairman, President, and CEO, E. Scott Beattie (left) poses with High School for Public Service students and former Principal Ben Shuldiner (right).

04.24.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

No two PENCIL Partnerships are alike: each is customized on a school-by-school basis to meet unique school needs. Some PENCIL Partners tackle one issue at a time. Others, like Elizabeth Arden, have a broader focus. Working with new principal Sean …

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04.22.2013  |  1 Comment  |   PENCIL News

National Volunteering Week is always a very special time for PENCIL. It allows us to thank our incredible network of volunteers and supporters, and to reflect on the amazing accomplishments that we’ve achieved together. To commemorate National Volunteering Week, PENCIL President …

PENCIL Digital Toolkit

04.22.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

As a PENCIL Business Partner, Business Mentor, or Supporter, you understand the vital role business professionals can play in transforming schools and student outcomes. Help us connect more caring leaders with NYC’s 1,700 public schools by showcasing your involvement and …

PENCIL Board Chair and JetBlue Airways President and CEO Dave Barger addresses prospective Honor Rollers at The Wings Club

04.12.2013  |  Leave a Comment  |   PENCIL News

On Tuesday, April 16th, become a part of PENCIL’s network by joining the Honor Rollers during a special one-day membership drive! Honor Rollers are emerging leaders in the PENCIL community who gather to network, learn from each other and influential …