Learn how your gift to the Great Give will support PENCIL’s mission to connect students to success.


History of Success

Over its 28-year history PENCIL has supported over 50,000 student and partnered with over 1,100 NYC Public Schools.

A Strong Community

PENCIL partners with over 200 NYC businesses mobilizing thousands of volunteers each year. Each year, PENCIL delivers over 350 program touchpoints for our students.

Deep Impact

PENCIL students increase their potential lifetime earnings by $725,000 as a result of PENCIL programs. PENCIL students go on to full time employment at some of the city’s biggest companies: Bloomberg, LinkedIn, Google, etc. 96% of students believe PENCIL helped them develop the skills essential for growth and success.

Sound Investment

Over 70% of the funds raised by PENCIL go directly to program costs. On average it costs $400 for a student to participate in one of PENCIL’s programs.

Who are PENCIL students?

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    Identify as a people of color

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    Demonstrate financial need

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    Are first generation college bound