Commitment to Action

Partnering with Purpose, Together with Public Schools

Commitment by

Neuberger Berman

In 2015, Neuberger Berman committed to developing a school partnership framework with the Frederick Douglass Academy II (FDA II), a public school located in West Harlem serving 400 students in grades 6-12, for a one-year time period beginning October 2015 through October 2016 where employees can offer their time and talent. Neuberger Berman will provide a grant of $20,000 to Pencil for assisting with facilitating the program and Neuberger Berman employees will be engaged through a variety of volunteer activities with students, families of students, and FDA II staff. Staff will provide 250 volunteer hours over the time period and will engage in activities related to college and career awareness, academic enrichment, school resource development, and community support. Specifically, employees will provide financial aid form assistance, career days, tutoring, mentoring, pro-bono management, finance and technology expertise, professional development, school beautification projects, career development nights for parents and more during the partnership.





Partnering with Purpose, Together with Public Schools



Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

Neuberger Berman

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

PENCIL, Frederick Douglass Academy II