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Momentum 2019 Raises $650,000! Thank you for supporting PEF.

We did it! Thank you to all who supported the Pasadena Educational Foundation by attending or sponsoring the Celebrating Our Schools MOMENTUM 2019 spring event and contributing to the 2019 Momentum Challenge Match. With your support, we met the challenge and raised over $650,000 for PEF’s vital programs and initiatives.…...

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Media Release: Rose Bowl Stadium to Host 9th Annual Pasadena Unified Middle School Robotics Competition

PASADENA, Calif. (April 2, 2019)—On Friday, April 12, approximately 200 Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) middle school robotics students will take over the Rose Bowl Stadium’s end-zone to compete for this year’s prize in the deep-sea exploration themed robotics competition, the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Robo Rally Driven by Honda. The…...

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Media Release: Realtors Can Now Become PUSD Certified

Pasadena, CA – Local Realtors now have the chance to become a local expert and get a leg up on the competition by becoming a PUSD Certified Realtor. As part of the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Realtor Initiative, the  Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® will unveil their Pasadena Unified School District REALTOR®…...

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Realtors Read & Celebrate Dr. Seuss

“It was a blast and one of the classes gave me a certificate. So great!” – Lee Cuellar, Realtor Thank you Realtors! What a wonderful morning celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joy of reading with Realtors from all across Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. Our 4th Annual Realtors Read…...

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Books. Books. Books.

Teacher Grants Update AP Lit Books for John Muir Early College Magnet High School To expose his students to the rigors of the AP Lit test and to raise the number of students that have received passing grades on the test, teacher Charles Vines received a 2018-19 PEF Teacher Grant…...

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The Ripple Effect of Volunteering Can Start to Make Waves

by Lou Twilley C5LA Program Supervisor Our youth today need many types of experiences and opportunities that allow for new perspectives and learning moments. C5LA is a leadership development program for high-potential, under-resourced teens, and as program staff for many years, I have watched them grow into leaders through different…...

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Summer Volunteer Leadership Training is Coming!

by Allison Pultz Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Last summer our 176 high school and college volunteers shared so much with me about their experiences as young leaders in our Summer Enrichment Program, supporting teachers and students in our K-8 classes. I was hugely impressed with the amount of personal growth…...

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Every Student Succeeding in PUSD

On every school day, dedicated educators and courageous students overcome tremendous obstacles to reach their goals of academic excellence. PEF is honored, once again, to pay tribute to our remarkable local nominees at the PUSD Every Student Succeeding Awards and Luncheon. Their success is our success; their powerful stories are…...

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Pencil Pouches, Inspiration, and Working Together

Great things happen in our community when we work together! Thank you TIAA, Caltech, and JPL for creating 3,000 cute and durable pencil pouches filled with school supplies and a special personalized notecard with inspirational messages and quotes. PEF, with help from Rose City students, delivered boxes of these handy…...

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Kaiser Helps Our Schools Thrive. Thank you.

“Seeing the kids in various classroom setting really helped bring our community service event to life.” – Kendra Castillo by Allison Pultz Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator I had a wonderful experience coordinating a service day at Altadena Arts Magnet Elementary School for 30 Kaiser Permanent volunteers on November 1.  After…...

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