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Pasadena Educational Foundation Book Club

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism – and, even fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. by Dr. Ann Snow Pasadena Educational Foundation Board member Professor, California State University, Los Angeles  As Dr. Ibram X. Kendi…...

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Teacher Grant Workshop Helps Prepare Teachers

The Teacher Grant program is one of PEF’s signature programs that has supported PUSD teachers and administrators for 50 years. The goal of our Teacher Grant Program is to help inspirational educators throughout Pasadena Unified School District take their creative projects from idea to reality by providing resources to enhance…...

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TOR Celebrates Big Day for Teachers with Award to Julie Silk

One of the great things about working at PEF, is also working with great partners. Two of those great partners are the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the College Playoff Football Foundation. I was able to witness firsthand as they kicked off Extra Yard for Teachers Week by honoring Julie…...

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Celebrating International Literacy Day with Donation of 14,000 New Books

Pasadena Tournament of Roses and PEF Kick off Distribution of  Books Donated by The UPS Store Efforts emphasize importance of literacy on International Literacy Day PASADENA, Calif. (September 8,2021) –Today, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses celebrated International Literacy Day by starting the month-long distribution of 14,000 books generously donated by…...

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Local Grocery Stores Help PEF Nourish our Neighbors

Local Albertsons, Pavilions, and Vons Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief program provided PEF a $15,000 grant to support summer meals for PUSD students. PEF continued to help provide food assistance to Pasadena Unified students this summer with support from the Albertsons, Pavilions and Vons Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors. Over the past…...

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A Healthy Kick-off to the School Year

Thank you to California Credit Union and Kaiser Foundation for joining with PEF to make the start of the school year brighter for PUSD teachers and staff by sponsoring this year’s PUSD All Staff Welcome Back event. The theme of this year’s event was wellness and the social-emotional reintegration of…...

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2021: A Summer like no other!

The 2021 PEF Summer Enrichment Program was a summer like no other! For our 18th year of offering the program we were able to offer in-person programming once again. While this year might have looked a bit different, it was still filled with opportunities to create, grow, and connect in…...

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PEF Honored as PUSD Community Partner of the Year

The staff and board of PEF are truly honored to be selected as PUSD’s Community Partner of the Year! This past year has been the most challenging in our 50 year history. We are tremendously proud of our work, our PUSD colleagues, and our community of supporters. Your support of…...

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Enjoy Our Summer Virtual Open Houses!

Wow-the last 5-weeks of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program sure did fly by! The 18th year of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program might have looked a bit different this year,  but it was still filled with opportunities to create, grow, and connect in energetic and engaging ways. While we couldn’t…...

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Time is Flying By this Summer

We are having a blast! Hard to believe we are already half way through our PEF Summer Enrichment Program – time is just flying by. On six campuses throughout PUSD, we are having fun while exercising our creativity, our muscles, and our brains. Watch some of the summer fun here…...

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