In 1995, PENCIL launched Principal for a Day®, an annual event designed to raise awareness about public education by having civic and business leaders serve as visiting principals in New York City schools. Twenty years later, PENCIL is the leader in creating innovative and impactful models of collaboration between the business and education communities. PENCIL works at the intersection of school needs and business expertise to bring together the best ideas, talent, and resources across sectors to improve public school and student performance and enhance workforce pathways.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(2/4)|79.78 Score


(2/4)|71.41 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

30 West 26th Street
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10010