Want to see your impact in Ghana? We just released our Ghana Impact Progress Report which delivers a detailed look at how our programs performed during the 2015-2016 academic year.

View it here: [ Attach.io Link ]
Proud to celebrate the strong and brilliant women (and girls) in our PoP Family and in our classrooms fighting for the change they believe in every single day. Thank you for redefining what it means to be a leader - our world is a better place because of you. #InternationalWomensDay #SheInspiresMe
Today, we're proud to let you know that, since our founding in 2009, we've broken ground on our 400th school! Yes, 400.

Today, we also remember the woman who helped inspire a dream of building one school, which inspired a movement for global education. Today, we dedicate our 400th school in loving memory of our Founder Adam Braun's grandmother, Eva โ€œMaโ€ Braun, who passed away in November...
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This is what transparency looks like. Our Q4 Quarterly Transparency Report is live and itโ€™s filled with lots of highlights from the last months of 2016 including: our Teacher Support expansion in Laos, our Girls Reading Clubs in Guatemala and our largest single gift ever! [ Attach.io Link ]
We like to think outside the box. At PoP, innovation in the classroom comes from innovative supporters. Huge thanks to Timothy Sykes for funding 20 full schools and PoP's Innovation Pipeline. We're so grateful. Together, we're making education possible for kids across the globe and unlocking bright futures.
We just launched our first-ever Birthday Campaign! This year, we're inviting supporters to give just one dayโ€”their birthdayโ€”to better the lives of kids across the globe. Want to celebrate your birthday with PoP in 2017?

Pledge your birthday today: [ Pencilsofpromise.org Link ]
TODAY a generous donor is matching all donations to our #SeasonofPromise campaign (up to $75K). Double your impact today! [ Bit.ly Link ] โœจโœ
Leave a little joy wherever you go. #SeasonofPromise
Check out our 2016 PoP Gala! Thank you to all who attended and made this night so special. $1.5 million later, we're looking forward to providing thousands of new students with access to quality education. Until next year!
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Thanks to Chi-Chi Agbim and Amy Pinard for taking part in capturing the night!
These 3 middle schools students have almost built an entire school on their own, with no signs of slowing down. Read their inspiring story and help them reach their $50,000 goal!

Meet Sophia, Owen and Marshall: the middle school rockstars raising $50k for education โ€“ Best in Class: Featured Campaigners

Today is a big day for a better tomorrow. This #GivingTuesday, help us build 25 new schools in Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos.

Pencils of Promise - Season of Promise 2016

Shopping online today? Our friends over at GivingAssistant have a cash back system linked to over 2,000 stores! The more cash back you earn, the more you can give back to Pencils of Promise. Plus, shop through Giving Assistant up until tomorrow and your cash back will be doubled (which means double your support for PoP). Shop for the holidays or for everyday items and you'll be building...
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Shop. Earn. Change the World.

CommonBond Co is a leading online student lender providing lower rates to their members and the first "1-for-1" company in finance: for every degree financed on its platform, it funds the education of a child in need. That's something we can easily get behind, and for the past few years, we've been lucky enough to partner with them on funding educational opportunities in Ghana. CommonBond CEO...
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My second visit to Ghana: a lesson in gratitude โ€“ Notes from the Field

Check out Pencils of Promiseโ€™s Impact Manager, Ali Jones, talking about our programmatic work in the latest episode of Charity Chats! Thanks, Charity Charge, for highlighting our work and for supporting PoP. Be on the lookout for part 2 of the episode next month!
Today we proudly launch #SeasonofPromise. If you have been with us for a while, you'll recognize this campaign. If you're new, Season of Promise is our holiday campaign designed to celebrate education and fund a crazy number of schools by the end of the year.

This year, that crazy number is 25. It's ambitious, but we believe now more than ever that education has the power to change the...
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Pencils of Promise - Season of Promise 2016

Do you nerd out over data innovation as much as we do? Our friends at Classy.org hosted PoP Director of Transparency and Data Innovation Jackie Roshan on their weekly Podcast! She speaks about her personal journey along with the ways that PoP is pioneering how nonprofits use data analysis to strengthen programs and impact.

PODCAST: A Data Scientist With a Heart for Impact

A huge thanks to our #NYCmarathon team for running 26.2 miles for education for all today! Together they raised over $70K to bring quality education to kids around the world. โœ
We love the creative visions people have to make the world a better place. Stephen Garten is doing just that with Charity Charge, which is making it easy to support PoP through a credit card that allows people to give PoP 1% cash back after every purchase. Read about it here:

Meet Stephen: heโ€™s giving back by โ€œcharging it forwardโ€ โ€“ Best in Class: Featured Campaigners