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Adam Braun

Adam Braun


Pencils of Promise

I'm the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has broken ground on more than 300 schools for children in poverty around the world. I'm also the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Promise of a Pencil.







2015 Levo 100 Honoree: Transformers

Levo 100 celebrates inspiring Millennials who are transforming the world as we know it. The Transformers category recognizes those who advance civilization and teach inspiration—social activists, career coaches, nonprofit builders, and other amazing minds who enable us to be better.

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Pencils of Promise


Pencils of Promise is a leading organization in the global education space. We believe every child should have access to quality education. We create schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all.

Pencils of Promise in action

In this video we take you to Guatemala and show you the impact of Pencils of Promise firsthand.

The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

"For anyone looking to transform the world, this book will show you how to get it done."

Sir Richard Branson

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How I started Pencils of Promise

Forbes ›


One Pencil at a Time

Fast Company ›


Social Good Enterprise

Mashable ›

Finding Purpose, Creating Change

I sat down with CBS This Morning to discuss Pencils of Promise and my book.

Brown University

B.A., Economics, Sociology, Organizational Management