Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Immigrants & Refugees


7199 Cockrill Bend BoulevardNashville, TN 37209 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

PENCIL ( Public Education Needs Community Involvement and Leadership) links community resources with Nashville Public Schools to help young people achieve academic success and prepare for life.


PENCIL is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1982 by Nashville business and community leaders who recognized the need for community involvement in public education. PENCIL's board, volunteers, and staff have a long history of serving students and staff in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools through school-community partnership programs, school-to-career learning opportunities, and educational support.

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