Business Volunteers Maryland’s
PENCIL Partnership Program
Business Volunteers builds and supports relationships between schools, businesses and nonprofits at 24 Baltimore City schools through our A+ Advisory Board and PENCIL School-Business Partnership programs. Click here to review our 2016 PENCIL Impact Report.
A+ Advisory Boards for Schools
A+ Advisory Boards are groups of 5 to 7 professionals who lend their talents, skills and connections to support a Baltimore City school principal and their staff to improve the educational experiences and outcomes for students and families. A+ Advisory Board Members serve in three ways as:
- Ambassadors: By advocating for the school and leveraging networks
- Advisors: By offering professional skills and acting as a ‘think tank’
- Action Teams: By fundraising and providing hands-on support
Serving as an Advisory Board member is a unique opportunity to directly contribute to school communities at a time when schools are addressing historic fiscal and educational challenges. Dozens of schools have applied to be a part of the program and we are asking professionals to step up to make a tangible difference in schools across the city.
We are currently accepting applications from professionals who are interested in joining the 2017-19 cohort of A+ Advisory Boards who are able to:
- Make a two-year commitment, from June 2017 through June 2019
- Meet quarterly and devote time each month in service
- Attend an annual convening of all participants in January.
Please click here to apply. The application deadline is March 31 at 5:00pm.
If you are interested in learning more about A+ Advisory Boards, please join an upcoming informational conference call at 12 noon on Thursday, March 16 or Wednesday, March 22. Please feel free to call in before or after applying with any questions.
Conference Call Instructions:
- Dial 712-775-7031 and
- When prompted, enter the meeting ID 175-192-266.
For additional information, please contact Geoff Stack at 410-366-6030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PENCIL School-Business Partnerships
School-Business Partnerships are strategic relationships between Baltimore City schools and corporate partners across the region. Since 2011, Business Volunteers has been able to broker more than 85 relationships between the private sector and city schools.
To learn more about becoming a PENCIL Business Partner, please contact Geoff Stack at 410-366-6030 or email@example.com.
Active school-business partnerships include: