pencilsforsuccess@gmail.com 214-457-7413 IRS approved Non-Profit 501c(3)

Our Team

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Founder: Davita Verma

Davita started this initiative in 2018 when she was a freshman at Alpharetta High School. She started this initiative with the purpose of making a difference in the education of underprivileged students. She observed that on the one hand, these young children are struggling to obtain these supplies while other students, like her, have these resources in surplus amounts. She realized that most of these supplies were forgotten about or misplaced; thus, they are wasted. She is creating a balance between the two: by collecting unused and gently used supplies and delivering them to young students. In the end, she doesn't want any kid to be demotivated or lose enthusiasm just because of mere resources. Her motto, " Together we can make a difference one pencil at a time."

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Executive Director: Siebel Olcal

Executive Director of Pencils for Success! A few years ago, she had the opportunity to take a trip to Uganda and help out with the distribution of donated school supplies. After seeing how students in underprivileged communities lack the necessary supplies for their daily school lives, she realized the importance of education advocacy once again. When she met Davita during Giving Point's Social Innovators Academy, she was thrilled about Pencils for Success, and excited to join this cause!
Here are a few fun facts about her: She has a cat named April! She loves reading (especially dystopian), writing, and playing the violin. She recently started doing archery and she’s loving it

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Communications Director:Sweya Surapaneni

Communications Director of Pencils for Success! Sweya Surapaneni! Her responsibilities include finding grants, communicating with various organizations and schools in need, and building connections in the community. She is passionate in what she believes in and loves giving back to the community, making her a perfect fit to this team:)

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Marketing Director:Amna Ingham

Marketing Director of Pencils for Success! Amna: She is in charge of our social media accounts, creates our flyers, and helps out wherever it is needed. Her creative mind and artistic abilities make her perfect for this role.

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Leader: Kansas Chapter : Sruthi Kode