Since 2015, we’ve sponsored a PENCIL intern in our New York office as part of the New York City Ladders for Leaders Program aimed at providing essential career development and training for under-privileged high school students.

“As a public school student from the Bronx, I personally benefited from an organization similar to PENCIL that opened my eyes to what was possible for me. I see myself in these PENCIL interns, who have ambition but often lack the relationships, access, and opportunities to be successful, so it is personally gratifying to be able to play a small role in connecting these students to experiences that can shape their path to success.”

Gerd Alexander, Partner, Paul Hastings