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Pencils of Promise Incorporated

NEW YORK, NY

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Program Name: Teacher Support Program
Problem

Training and resource gaps in the developing world keep students, teachers and entire countries impoverished. In Ghana, 33% of the population is illiterate, with even higher rates among students in rural Volta Region schools. Education ministries don't provide schools with textbooks for every student. The few books students have are outdated, have culturally irrelevant content and aren't engaging. Teachers receive minimal training or ongoing professional development during their careers.

Strategy

The program is implemented by local staff who grew up experiencing the training and resource gaps the program addresses. The staff works with beneficiaries, in the local language, to implement the program and gathers teacher, student and parent feedback during the year so we can iterate on program design in real time to better address need. The program works within the national curriculum and is implemented in partnership with the national government to create widespread, systemic change.

IF:THEN

IF PoP staff work directly with teachers in one-on-one coaching sessions and workshops throughout the academic year,...

THEN teachers will be effective in providing engaging, quality instruction that is aligned with national curriculum.

IF PoP staff observe teachers in the classroom and provide feedback during one-on-one coaching sessions throughout the academic year,...

THEN teachers receive feedback on a constant basis and can begin to refine their methods and improve quality of instruction.

IF we provide Kindergarten through second grade teachers with age-appropriate, non-tech instruction materials,...

THEN teachers can help students build a foundational base for reading and students will master early reading skills prior to receiving an e-reader in third grade.

IF we provide Kindergarten through second grade teachers with age-appropriate, non-tech instruction materials,...

THEN by the time students reach third grade they will be prepared to use e-readers to develop comprehension and oral passage reading skills.

IF we provide third through sixth grade students with personal e-readers that come preloaded with 100+ books in English and local language,...

THEN students will have access to engaging, culturally relevant learning materials inside the classroom and at home.

IF we provide third through sixth grade teachers with personal e-readers that come preloaded with 100+ books and teacher guides,...

THEN teachers will have access to materials to supplement and enhance the way they teach the national literacy curriculum.

IF we provide third through sixth grade students with personal e-readers that come preloaded with 100+ books in English and local language and help teachers to teach the preloaded content in an engaging way,...

THEN students will want to take the e-readers home to continue reading after school and on weekends, building comprehension skills outside of school hours.

IF we provide third through sixth grade students with personal e-readers that come preloaded with 100+ books in English and local language rather than purchasing hard copies of textbooks and books for every student,...

THEN we address the resource gap that exists in developing world classrooms in a cost-effective way

IF we assess student progress with pre-program, mid-program and post-program testing of literacy gains by administering EGRA (EGRA is an assessment tool developed by USAID that measures the foundational skills for literacy acquisition),...

THEN teachers will receive feedback on student progress and quality of instruction and can begin to customize learning to individual students.

IF we work in partnership with the national government to implement Teacher Support, a program that is increasing student literacy gains, and track student progress with the same tool used by the national government (the Ghanaian Government uses EGRA in public schools to track student progress),...

THEN PoP can make a direct comparison between progress among PoP treatment students' versus control students who are learning in public, non-PoP schools, validating the impact of the Teacher Support program on student literacy and making it more likely that the Ghanaian Government will endorse and scale PoP’s model across all existing primary schools in Ghana (including non-PoP schools).
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by Classy. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.
EIN 26-3618722
Name in IRS Master File PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
Street Address 37 WEST 28TH STREET 3RD FLOOR
City, State, Zip NEW YORK, NY 10001-4203
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 2009
Asset Amount $4,959,415
Income Amount $9,120,378
Form 990 Revenue Amount $8,651,759
Latest Form 990 Return December, 2016
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
EIN 26-3618722
Name in IRS Master File PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
Street Address 37 WEST 28TH STREET 3RD FLOOR
City, State, Zip NEW YORK, NY 10001-4203
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 2009
Asset Amount $4,959,415
Income Amount $9,120,378
Form 990 Revenue Amount $8,651,759
Latest Form 990 Return December, 2016
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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