Linking community resources to Nashville public schools to help young people achieve academic success and prepare for life.
PENCIL envisions a world where access and opportunities are equitable for all students to have a successful future.
Our work is guided by the needs of MNPS, is student centric, and is achieved through partnerships and tangible engagements. As the PENCIL team, we will be collaborative and transparent, act with integrity, and demonstrate kindness and gratitude.
PENCIL is a non-profit organization that builds strategic partnerships between community groups and the needs of Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). We are one of the nation’s largest networks of businesses, universities, and faith-based organizations actively engaged in public schools. We believe community involvement is key to academic success for students.
2019 – 2020 Impact Numbers
PENCIL has evolved the relationship between community and public schools. We’ve done so by bridging the gap between the community’s philanthropic intentions and the support each school needs to advance educational goals. With the help of donors and partners, PENCIL supports 168 schools and over 86,000 Metropolitan Nashville Public School students spanning over a 500 square-mile boundary.
2019 – 2020 MNPS Statistics