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Community & Events

Our School Annual Funds are Growing!

More than 35 of our School Annual Fund representatives and principals joined us to kick off this year’s Annual Fund campaigns. We welcomed back our amazing returning Annual Fund Chairs and had the opportunity to meet new ones. It was great to have the opportunity to hear from our Fund…...

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PEF Breakfast Welcomes Back PUSD Teachers & Staff

The Pasadena Educational Foundation, with support from community sponsors, welcomed back 2,000 Pasadena Unified School District teachers, staff, and administrators this week with a breakfast held at Pasadena High School. The breakfast kicked off the PUSD All Staff Welcome Back event featuring awards, special presentations, and a day of professional…...

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“Curiouser and curiouser” at Celebrating Our Schools 2018

What an exhilarating evening! Not only did our Celebrating Our Schools BREAKTHROUGH 2018 guests hear amazing speakers, share wonderful conversations, and eat fantastic food, but they got hands-on and had fun at this year’s student showcase featuring interactive exhibits and experiences highlighting Pasadena Unified’s outstanding students and remarkable programs. From…...

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PEF Board President Receives Pasadena Women of Distinction Award from Assemblymember Chris Holden

Congratulations to Dr. Kathy Onoye! The Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Board president, Dr. Kathy Onoye, was selected to be this year’s recipient of the Women of Distinction Award for Pasadena. The award honors women from across the 41st Assembly District who have demonstrated excellence, leadership and integrity in their fields and…...

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Realtors Read Across PASadena

“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. What a wonderful morning sharing the joy of reading with our local realtors, community members, parents, and students! More than 50 realtors joined PEF to celebrate Dr.…...

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Summer Sign-ups Kick Off at Westridge Fair

What a great day meeting new and returning families to our Summer Enrichment Program at the Westridge Summer Opportunities Fair. PEF is celebrating 15 years of providing our community’s children an exciting summer opportunity to create, explore, and learn. Through a unique mix of academic subjects combined with hands on…...

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Exploring PUSD’s Remarkable Architecture

Together with Pasadena Heritage, Pasadena Education Network, and our local realtors, PEF hosted a public tour of 4 of PUSD’s remarkable collection of public school buildings that date from the early 1900s and were designed by some of the most accomplished architects in the region. Lecture at began at Eliot…...

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Breaking Ground with C5LA Youth Leadership Team

” I enjoyed working side by side with this group of young people who took on the hard work and made the day enjoyable.” –Katia Ahmed, Farm to School Coordinator As part of our new Volunteer Team Initiative, we welcomed 50 students from across LA County in the C5LA Youth…...

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Celebrating Madison’s New School Community Garden

Madison Elementary School has a new garden. Thanks to a grant from the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy to PEF and PUSD, the new Madison Elementary garden will bring families, school staff, and the community together to cultivate a healthy environment and serve as an outdoor classroom for more than 430…...

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Friendship Benches Are Here

“For whatever reason, if they’re having a bad day, they can sit on the bench and let somebody know that they need a friend.” – Acacia Woodley (age 15) Founder of Tiny Girl Big Dream Thanks to the help of a generous community member, four random elementary schools were chosen…...

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