Parents Education Network

Welcome! Parents Education Network (PEN) is a coalition of parents collaborating with educators, students and the community to empower and bring academic and life success to students with learning and attention differences.

Since 2003 PEN has become the Bay Area's premier grass roots resource for parents, professionals and students dealing with learning and attention issues. Read more...

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Parents Education Network (PEN) and 14 other nonprofits have been developing a new digital destination for parents of children with learning and attention issues -- and it’s unlike anything available today.

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Please join us for our Fall Fundraising Luncheon on Thursday November 6th, featuring guest speaker, David Flink, co-founder and CEO of Eye to Eye and author of Thinking Differently. Tickets $100 - space is limited. Register now!

Upcoming events

November 06, 2014 11:45 AM • 1601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco (Ruth's Chris Steakhouse)
November 07, 2014 9:00 AM • Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco 94107
November 15, 2014 10:00 AM • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

Local Affiliates

PEN currently has Affiliates in Sacramento, Silicon Valley, and Phoenix, AZ. Please check out this video and contact us if you're interested in starting an Affiliate in your area.

Listen to this great panel discussion featuring 3 of our Student Advisors for Education (SAFE) in collaboration with Student Voice and Learning Ally.



EdRev (Education Revolution) is a unique event, the largest annual gathering of students with learning and attention differences, and the parents and educators who support them. It is organized by PEN each Spring. Visit EdRevSF.org for information. Date for EdRev 2015 coming soon!

Latest blog posts

October 09, 2014 3:30 PM • PEN

We rely on your generosity to directly support our programs. Your contributions effect real change in the lives of kids with learning and attention differences!






Parents Education Network (PEN), 6050 Geary Blvd., Ste. 101A, San Francisco, CA 94121    Phone: (415) 751-2237

PEN is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, federal tax ID# 43-2008436.

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