Educational Institutions

Pencil, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • www.PENCIL.org

Mission Statement

PENCIL inspires innovative solutions to the challenges facing public education by providing results-driven opportunities for the private sector to actively participate in transforming public schools. Our programs share a common premise: by bringing together the best ideas, talent and resources across sectors, we can create real change in our schools.

Main Programs

  1. PENCIL Partnership Program
  2. PENCIL Fellows Program
Service Areas

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New York

PENCIL serves all five boroughs in New York City and has affiliate programs in Rochester, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer since

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Mr. Michael Haberman

Keywords

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Public education, reform, new york, schools, youth, teacher, children, intern, volunteer, student

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EIN

22-3384302

 Number

0102313387

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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PENCIL strengthens the educational experience of public school students by focusing programming on three core areas that have shown to have a sustained positive impact on student success: developing strong school leadership, building school capacity, and enhancing the student learning experience. PENCIL advances its mission through two signature programs: The PENCIL Partnership Program, which builds and fosters long-term customized Partnerships between the business sector and public school communities to address school challenges, and the PENCIL Fellows Program, a comprehensive career and college preparedness internship program for NYC public high school students. By harnessing the resources of the private sector and bringing it into the classroom and beyond, PENCIL is increasing student achievement by providing unprecedented access and opportunity to public school students.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

PENCIL Partnership Program

PENCIL unleashes the potential of underserved public school students in grades PK-12 by targeting and eliminating obstacles to learning and achievement. The PENCIL Partnership Program develops customized solutions to public schools' most pressing challenges by forming and fostering long-term relationships between business volunteers and school principals. PENCIL supports these Partnerships through a team of Partnership Coordinators who provide tailored one-to-one counsel to business volunteers and principals, year-round workshops, and the PENCIL Exchange, the organization's on-line portal which provides Partners with customized materials and resources.

 

Through our work in harnessing the skills and resources of the business community and bringing it into the realm of public education, schools involved in the PENCIL Partnership Program are reporting higher student achievement, stronger leadership, and increased school capacity - overall 97% of NYC principals and Business Partners with an active PENCIL Partnership reported that their Partnership made an impact on their school community. PENCIL Partnerships now reach more than 200,000 public school students in New York City and in the affiliate cities of Rochester, Baltimore, and Philadelphia - proving that the PENCIL model is scalable, relicable, and creates sustainable change.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$2,250,000.00

Program 2

PENCIL Fellows Program

The PENCIL Fellows Program lays the groundwork for the success of NYC public high school students in college and in their professional lives. Through the Fellows Program, rising and just graduated high school seniors participate in a comprehensive career and college preparedness program including a supported six-week paid summer internship with top corporations throughout New York City.

 

Through the Fellows Program, PENCIL has served nearly 500 students over the past four years. One of the largest high school programs of its kind in New York State, the PENCIL Fellows is an effective and successful model to equip teens with critical career preparedness skills. Fellows report improvements in work skills, self-efficacy, teamwork, professionalism, and solution-seeking as a result of participating in the program.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$237,500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

PENCIL serves all five boroughs in New York City and has affiliate programs in Rochester, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

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Financials

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Pencil Inc
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Pencil, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Michael Haberman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dave Barger

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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