A small boy, begging on the streets of India.

    "What do you want most in the world?" I asked.

    "A pencil."

  • What We Do

    We're part of a global community with the goal of providing every child around the world access to a quality education

    Pencils of Promise - San Francisco Team

    Mission: Quality Education for All

    1 out of every 5 individuals in the world is illiterate and we are on a mission to change that statistic through Pencils of Promise.

    • $25,000 builds and sponsors a primary school in Ghana, Guatemala, or Laos
    • $10,000 builds a primary school classroom 
    • $500 provides a teacher with workshop and in-classroom training
    • $250 provides a student with a secondary school scholarship 
    • $25 educates a child for a year 
    • $10 provides WASH programming for one student for one year

    100% of all online donations go directly towards funding programs and schools

  • Who We Are

    A group of individuals in San Francisco with a desire to make a difference in the world

    San Francisco Leadership Council

    We are a team of Pencils of Promise ambassadors, working to spread awareness and carry out the mission of providing every child around the world with access to a quality education. We host local networking and fundraising events to gather more passionate people around this awesome cause. With your help, you can help us reach our first goal of raising enough money to build a school by the end of 2016! Visit https://pencilsofpromise.org for more details about Pencils of Promise.

  • Upcoming Events

    Come and join us at our next fundraiser!

    April 12, 2016: PoP Serves Ice Cream

    The Pencils of Promise SF Leadership Council will be volunteering with the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center during Ben and Jerry's Free Cone Day (free ice cream!).


    Date & Time: Tuesday, April 12 from 12pm-8pm (you can work whatever shift is best for your schedule)

    Locations: Union Square, Pier 41, Argonaut Hotel (choose which location you would like to help at)

    Activities: Scooping Ice Cream, Collecting Donations, Managing Lines, etc.


    Please reach out if you're interested in helping out!

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