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Change Generation

How Pencils Of Promise Replaced "Nonprofit" With "For Purpose"

The founder of the education startup talks about how his organization works and what's next.

Founded in 2008, what started with $25 in the hopes of creating one school, Pencils of Promise has provided education for more than 31,000 students on three continents, breaking ground on a new school every 90 hours.

Founder Adam Braun talks about how he doesn't like the word nonprofit and instead wants to focus what his organization is doing for the world. Watch the video above for more of their story.

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