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Our Work

Pasadena Art Alliance Awards PEF $20,000 Impact Award

Thank you to the Pasadena Art Alliance, for awarding PEF the 2018 Impact Award and $20,000 for our collaborative My Masterpieces: Discovering Art in My Community program. My Masterpieces delivers a comprehensive visual arts curriculum by connecting arts-integrated classroom lessons taught by teachers in the Pasadena Unified School District with…...

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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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Wilson Robotics Power’s Up with FIRST Robotics Competition

Mario and Luigi costumed high school students? Robots fighting over yellow bricks? Air horns? Before students headed off for spring break, Wilson Middle School’s Robotics students headed to Pomona Fairplex Fairgrounds to witness the one-of-a-kind FIRST LA Regional “Power Up” Robotics Competition featuring 60 high school teams competing for their…...

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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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Oak Groves & Sculputure at Descanso Gardens

New this year to the My Masterpieces program is a pilot project with Descanso Gardens for the 3rd graders. Students were engaged, prepared, and excited to be outside on the beautiful grounds. They explored and observed a local oak grove as a scientist, and then went into the art gallery…...

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Our School Gardens Are Growing at Franklin Farms

Our newest school community garden, Fox Farms, is now open at Franklin Elementary School. The garden was developed thanks to a grant from the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy to the Pasadena Educational Foundation and the Pasadena Unified School District. The grants support school gardens to improve family health and nutrition,…...

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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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PCGC Awards $70,000 for School Gardens

Thank you to the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy for awarding PEF $70,000 in grants to support school gardens to improve family health and nutrition, enhance science education, and help increase parental involvement in our Pasadena Unified School District schools. “We are delighted to be partnering with Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy,…...

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Little Free Libraries at Jefferson

Jefferson Elementary School parents, students, and staff assembled, painted, and placed the three Little Free Libraries around the school. The little libraries will be stocked with books in English and Spanish since Jefferson Elementary is home to one of Pasadena Unified’s Spanish dual language immersion programs. The little libraries were…...

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2016 Edison Scholarship Winners

“Higher education can transform lives. We’re committed to helping young people build better lives—and bright futures—through careers in STEM fields” – Edison Thank you Edison International for supporting our PUSD students by working through PEF to provide $2,500 scholarships to two Muir High School students through the Edison Scholars program…...

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