PENCIL's Annual Report

2016-2017


Linking Community Resources to Nashville Public Schools to Help Young People Achieve Academic Success and Prepare for Life

We are one of the nation's largest networks of businesses, universities, faith-based organizations and volunteers engaged in public schools. 

Here's what we accomplished this year:

 

38,000+ VOLUNTEER HOURS

$4.1M+ COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

PENCIL PARTNERS INVESTED IN 162 MNPS SCHOOLS

 
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LP PENCIL Box

The LP PENCIL Box allows all MNPS teachers to shop for school supplies at absolutely no cost to them one TIME per school semester.

Throughout the 16-17 school year, the LP PENCIL Box distributed the following into the hands of Nashville's students: 

  • 323,831 pencils

  • 66,768 glue sticks

  • 53,933 pens

  • 50,628 pocket folders

  • And much, much more!

$800,000+ IN SUPPLIES
distributed to
2,546+ TEACHERS
from
162 MNPS SCHOOLS

The LP PENCIL Box is made possible by the generous support of the Louisiana-Pacific Foundation, Kids in Need Foundation, local businesses, organizations and the 355 volunteers who gave more than 3,000 hours of their time during the 16-17 school year.

 

Academy PENCIL Partners

PENCIL workS to bridge the gap between volunteers’ generosity and skills and the support MNPS needs to help students grow. Academy pencil partners are the solution. 

Throughout the 16-17 school year, PENCIL Partners have provided the following support to Academies across Nashville:

  • Career Mentors
  • Teacher Externships
  • Curriculum Development
  • Job Shadowing
  • Mock Interviews
  • Student Internships
  • Industry Certification Exam Tutors
  • And much, much more!

34,000+ VOLUNTEER HOURS

 $2.9M+ COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

PENCIL PARTNERS INVESTED IN 93 MNPS SCHOOLS

700 Industry Certification Exams Taken | 59% passed | 12% Increase Over the Previous Year

Academy PENCIL Partners are successful because of the gracious local businesses who value public education and show up to support Metro Nashville Public School students, faculty and staff.  

 

Literacy PENCIL Partners

We partner committed volunteers from our PENCIL Partnerships with MNPS Reading Clinics to tutor students for 30 minutes a week. 

Reading Clinic volunteers provide intensive, individualized, one-to-one tutoring using instructional strategies proven by researchers to promote reading gain. During tutoring sessions, volunteers will provide support and guidance as the student reads a book aloud, facilitates literacy-specific games with the student, and much  more. 

 

570+ TUTORS
INVESTED IN
23 MNPS READING CLINICS
SERVING
721 STUDENTS

Literacy PENCIL Partners are made possible by the generous support of Maddox charitable fund, Memorial Foundation, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, and the Scarlett Family Foundation


PENCIL Family Resource Centers

PENCIL Family Resource Centers (FRCs) help students and families in six schools by acting as a hub for community resources and helping families navigate outside agencies that can help with social, emotional and physical needs. FRCs stock emergency food and clothing, and develop services tailored to the school population.

6 PENCIL Family Resource Centers 

Ivanetta H. Davis Early Learning Center, Tusculum Elementary School, Madison Middle School, and Antioch, Maplewood and Glencliff High Schools

Throughout the 16-17 school year, PENCIL's FRCs provided students and families with the following services:  

  • Food backpacks for at-risk students

  • Clothing, including school uniforms

  • School and personal hygiene supplies

  • Student tutoring resources

  • Parent resources, including counseling, employment and transportation

  • And much, much more!

4,865 Students Served

139 Partners invested more than $374,000

PENCIL's FRC's are made possible by the support of United Way, state funding, PENCIL Partners and generous community support. 

 

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Thanks to the generous support and vision of Nissan, PENCIL has purchased a brand new van to assist with delivering school supplies, picking up donations and much more. 

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The students of MNPS are making great strides with support from our community partners. Join us and become part of the solution!