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PEF Announces Latinas Inspired For Tomorrow (LIFT) Scholarship

The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) announces the launch of the new Latinas Inspired For Tomorrow (LIFT) Scholarship to help at least one Latina student graduating from Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) high schools: Blair High School, Marshall High School, Muir High School, and Pasadena High School. The scholarship will be…...

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Honoring Our Director of Development, Angela Parris

From all of us at PEF—thank you, Angela, for the years of passion and dedication to the betterment of our PUSD schools and the uplifting of the many students who walk their halls. Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF)’s first Executive Director, Joan Fauvre, was expanding the work of PEF and needed…...

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Celebrating Community Wins: A Spotlight on PUSD’s African-American Parent Council

The African-American Parent Council (AAPC) has been a Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) school board chartered parent group since 2010. The council works to offer solutions to close the achievement and opportunity gap between students and support students’ academic achievement. Fueled purely by their sheer passion, the AAPC has launched…...

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A video message of gratitude from the PEF staff

We are so proud of all the work that we do at the Pasadena Educational Foundation, but know we can only do it with the support from our generous community. Please watch this video expressing our heartfelt thanks to you for your support and all that you have made possible…...

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Community Champions – PUSD Arts & Theatre Artist Jessica Winward

Job losses due to the coronavirus stay at home orders have far-reaching impacts. According to a recent study by the Brookings Institute, creative occupations in the fine and performing arts will be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 economy, representing roughly a third of wage employment losses – more than 2.3…...

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Our Community’s Generosity Has Strengthened and Inspired Us

Thank you! Our heartfelt thanks to our community for your support and all that you have made possible for our Pasadena Unified students and teachers. Throughout this challenging time, the generosity of our donors, volunteers, and partners has strengthened and inspired us. Here are just some of the ways your…...

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COVID-19 Relief Made Possible by the Pasadena Community Foundation

From the onset of COVID-19, the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) swiftly moved to support and uplift the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) and the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), providing generous contributions, assistance in repurposing several current grants, and encouragement in our goals to further learning, health, and safety during the…...

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Teacher Grant Photo Gallery 2020

We Celebrated Our Teacher Grants with a Parade Our amazing 2020-21 PEF Teacher Grant winners decorated their cars and received their awards at the first-ever teacher celebratory parade in front of the PUSD district headquarters building. This year, 181 educators received awards representing 124 unique proposals from every school in…...

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Imagine Being a Teacher

Dear PEF friends and supporters, Imagine being a teacher trying to teach kindergartners their ABCs only on video. Or teaching music without instruments. Imagine being a student trying to do science experiments at home without lab equipment. Or not even being able to attend class because you don’t have a…...

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Media Release: PEF Presents $140,000 in Grants to PUSD Teachers at Parade Celebration

Pasadena Educational Foundation Presents $140,000 in Grants to Pasadena Unified School District Teachers at Parade Celebration More than 100 teachers joined the parade in decorated cars to receive their awards. PASADENA, CA – Pasadena Unified (PUSD) teachers and principals received $140,000 in grants thanks to the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF),…...

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