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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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Jan 3, 2017
Angie Adams Named One of Nashville Business Journal's Women of Influence

Angie Adams, PENCIL's President & CEO, has been named one of Nashville Business Journal's Women of Influence for 2017. 

Each year, the Nashville Business Journal (NBJ) announces a list of Women of Influence winners. To come up with the list of 32 honorees, NBJ solicits nominations from the public. An independent panel of judges, comprised of past winners, scores the nominees on a variety of criteria, including professional accomplishments and community involvement. Those with the highest scores make the annual list.

Dec 6, 2016
PENCIL is the Charity Partner for Purity's Moosic City Dairy Pure Dash!

Purity Dairies is hosting the 17th annual Moosic City DairyPure Dash on April 15, 2017, at Metro Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The event will feature a little something for everyone - the Lee Company 1 Mile WUNDER Fun Run, 5K/10K and the Regions Smitty 15K. 

Every year, 100% of the proceeds from the Dairy Pure Dash benefits a local children's charity. Since its inception in 2000, the Purity DairyPure Dash has raised over $450,000 for nonprofit organizations including Ronald McDonald House, Our Kids, Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and many more. The 2017 recipient of funds will be PENCIL!

Please join us:

  • Register for the race here
  • Sign up to volunteer for the event here 
  • Learn more by visiting Purity's DairyPure website


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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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