The Promise of a Pencil

How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

The Promise of a Pencil

Introduction by: Adam Braun / Read by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Simon & Schuster Audio | 
  • ISBN 9781442373662 | 
  • March 2014
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Adam Braun on THE PROMISE OF A PENCIL

Adam Braun traded a lucrative career in finance to found Pencils of Promise—the groundbreaking organization that started with $25 and has now built more than 150 schools around the world. His inspiring memoir, THE PROMISE OF A PENCIL, shows how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change.

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Adam Braun
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Adam Braun

Adam Braun is the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning for-purpose organization that has built more than 200 schools across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and delivered over 30 million educational hours to children in poverty. PoP was founded with just $25 and has grown under Braun’s stewardship with his unique approach that blends nonprofit idealism with for-profit business principles. He has been a featured speaker at the White House, Clinton Global Initiative, and United Nations. All proceeds from The Promise of a Pencil will go to support Pencils of Promise.

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