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Breaking the Code: How Pencils of Promise Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Saeed Jabbar

Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a passionate for-purpose organization that delivers quality education to impoverished children. They've built over 300 schools and impacted over 340,000 lives all while pioneering the for-purpose driven organization.

Dear Young and Fearless: Life Is Beautiful

Damali Elliott | Posted 01.03.2015 | Arts
Damali Elliott

Close your eyes and begin to daydream about life, the places that excite you, challenges you face, people that encourage you, love, anguish, goals, dreams and last, but not least, purpose.

Adam Braun, Founder of Pencils of Promise

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has broken ground on more than 200 schools around the world.

Pencils of Promise Founder Reminds Us to Focus on the Children, Not Just the Statistics

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Feeling helpless and struggling to reconcile the urge to help them all, he asked one child on the side of the road what he wanted most in the world. The boy answered, "A pencil."

The Importance of #IamMalala on November 10th

Adam Braun | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Adam Braun

The voices of the people are what has always forced leaders to change course. This will be demonstrated when we call upon the president of Pakistan to create a cohesive plan to bring millions into school. The journey does not end there, but it is a meaningful step towards progress.

Watch: Sophia Bush Gets Emotional About Educating Needy Kids

Posted 10.18.2012 | Impact

One Tree Hill star, Sophia Bush, has deep feelings far beyond those for former on-screen beau Julian Baker. The actress got teary eyed on a recent Huf...

Busy Philipps Gives Her Take on Bully and Upcoming Film With Michelle Williams

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

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On the Ground With Pencils of Promise (Video)

Kassidy Brown | Posted 10.18.2011 | Impact
Kassidy Brown

Pencils of Promise's goal is to build 100 schools by the end of 2012, and after having an intimate look into the workings of PoP, we have no doubt they will be successful.

Justin Bieber Promotes Education For Kids In Need Around The World

Posted 06.20.2011 | Education

Teen sensation Justin Bieber is lending his support to a new campaign aimed at helping provide education for children in developing countries. The 17...

Looking for Last Minute Gift Ideas? Help Someone Help Someone

Bob McKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bob McKinnon

Looking for a last minute stocking stuffer? Here's a thought: Skip the tie, scarf or gift card and use your time or money to help someone help someone.

The New Nonprofit: Pencils of Promise

Rebecca Serle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rebecca Serle

Braun's story begins with a single child and a single pencil. During a backpacking trip around the world he had taken up a simple ritual: asking children if they could have one thing, what would it be?