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Pencils of Promise (PoP)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

PoP is a international development organization based in New York, NY that was founded in 2008. As of 2019 they had $6.6 million in revenue and $5.3 million in assets.

Pencils of Promise (PoP) believes every child should have access to quality education. They create schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Pencils Of Promise Incorporated.

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Program areas at PoP

The first of our core programs is schools builds. We partner with local communities and governments to improve the state of education infrastructure in communities. Our short term goals are to address the need for improved infrastructure with our long term goals being to improve student attendance, progression, and test scores. The beneficiaries of our school building program are primary school students currently attending school in poor quality structures and primary school teachers currently teaching in poor quality structures. Through the end of 2018, we have broken ground on a total of 450 schools across our geographies.

Our third core program is our wash program. Wash is an internationally recognized and utilized program that is designed to provide access to and knowledge about water, sanitation, and hygiene (wash). Unicef adopted wash in 2005 as their primary intervention to tackle hygiene needs in the developing world; pop began wash practices in 2010 in laos and have since expanded to guatemala and ghana. In carrying out this program, we build student and teacher sanitation facilities (hand washing stations and bathrooms) in conjunction with classroom builds. In addition, our staff members visit classes twice per month during the school year to teach lessons related to water, sanitation and hygiene. The primary goals of this program are to build and provide access to quality toilets, potable water and hand washing stations in conjunction with pop schools lacking such infrastructure. Additionally, we aim to increase proper hygienic and sanitary behavior in primary ...

Our second core program is teacher support. We support teacher development through in-service and workshop training sessions. Our staff members visit government teachers in our communities twice per month to aid in lesson planning, methodology training and rapport building with students. Teachers attend workshops for group training and network building. We use a methodology of teaching that focuses on the engagement of the student because more engaged students perform at a higher level. The short term goals of our teacher support programs are: to improve lesson planning by assisting teachers in the creation and use lesson plans; to build rapport with students by encouraging teachers to adopt our interactive methodology to better engage students; to support a peer network of teachers through teacher training workshops, and; to provide classrooms with teaching and learning materials. Our long term goal is to increase primary student scores in literacy across all our geographies. ...

Form 990s for PoP

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Dec 6, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Jan 17, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Oct 6, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for PoP

Total grants, contributions, etc.$7,416,547
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$478
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$44,886
Net income from fundraising events$-776,702
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$-3,214
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$6,681,995

Vendors for PoP

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Google IncSoftware2020-03-16
██████Fundraising software2020-03-03
██████Fundraising software2020-03-03
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-03
██████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-03
█████████Content management system software2020-03-03
███ ████████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2019-10-23
███ ███████████Peo Fees$215,8142018-12-01
...and two more vendors

Personnel at PoP

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Tanya RamosChief Executive Officer$218,258Oct. 4, 2020
Leslie EngleYoung Chief Operating Officer-Oct. 4, 2020
███ █████████Chief Operating Officer$113,762Oct. 4, 2020
██████ ████Senior Vice President, External Affairs-Oct. 4, 2020
████ ██████Vice President, People and Culture Favorite Subject in School: Language Arts-Aug. 7, 2019
█████ █████████████Director, Individual Giving-Aug. 7, 2019
███████████ ████████Senior Director, Learning and Evaluation-Oct. 4, 2020
████████ ████Head of Learning and Evaluation-Oct. 4, 2020
█████ █████Guatemala Country Director-Oct. 4, 2020
█████ ████████Co - Country Director-Aug. 7, 2019
...and 21 more key personnel

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