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PENCIL Partners get involved in schools

We are one of the nation's largest networks of businesses, universities, faith-based organizations and volunteers engaged in public schools.  With more than 800 PENCIL Partnerships directly impacting Nashville students and teachers everyday, we believe that community involvement is key to students' academic success.




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Sep 2, 2016
Principal for a Day

Principal for a Day is an exclusive invitation-only event that offers an opportunity for PENCIL Partners, donors, business and community leaders to spend the morning of November 17, 2016 with a Metro principal. As a Principal for the Day, you will meet the school's students and staff throughout the morning in a series of activities unique to each school. The day will conclude with a luncheon for principals and their guests. We want all our city's leaders to see the great things happening in our schools as we change the dialogue about public education in Nashville.

Principal for a Day is one of a number of opportunities offered at our $500 and above giving level.

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Contact Karen Kaiser at for more information.

Aug 23, 2016
New space is feeling like home!

We were delighted to welcome more than 75 visitors to our Open House on Aug. 16 as they toured PENCIL's new offices in the historic Cohn School at 4805 Park Ave, Nashville, TN 37209. Equally exciting ... everyone brought a donation of school supplies for the LP PENCIL Box! Many thanks to all our supporters for their encouragement and support for MNPS students. 

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PENCIL is the premier organization linking community resources to Metro Nashville Public Schools. Thanks to dedicated PENCIL Partners, STUDENTS are in state-of-the-art laboratories, working alongside teachers and industry professionals. TEACHERS are designing lesson plans that cross the traditional boundaries of education - like linking data points in algebra with students' Agricultural Science classes. Dedicated VOLUNTEERS are regularly donating one lunch hour a week to helping a child improve his or her reading comprehension. BUSINESSES are creating an engaged and excited pipeline of students interested in their industry through internships and job shadowing.


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