PENCIL Partnership Resources for Businesses


A unique approach enables business volunteers to share their ideas, talent, and skills directly with educators and students. Business Partners work with PENCIL’s staff to develop strategic solutions to school challenges and needs by strengthening school leadership and preparing students for college and career success.

Business Investment

PENCIL Investment

School Partnerships Partner with a NYC public school to improve their capacity to help students reach their goals. The Team: One Business Champion to recruit volunteers & liaise with PENCIL. Two or more business volunteers; number based on needs of Partnership.

The Time: Minimum of 8-12 hours of programming per year.

The Resources: A tax-deductible contribution to support programmatic costs.

Design and Implementation: PENCIL staff provides hands-on support to each business to create a partnership that meets their needs, has clearly established goals and expectations, and has a positive impact on students and schools. PENCIL’S toolkit of codified resources and curricula can be adapted based on the expertise of volunteers.

School Selection: PENCIL vets each NYC public school in our network and carefully matches them with business partners to ensure that schools have the need and capacity to benefit from the business partnership.

Evaluation: PENCIL provides measurement tools to document and evaluate partnership activities and outcomes.

BECOME A BUSINESS PARTNER

For more information on getting involved please contact Caroline Lefaivre, Associate Director for Corporate & Foundation Relations, with your name, company, and the best way to reach you.