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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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Teacher Grants Celebration 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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PEF Endorses Measure O 2020

The Pasadena Educational Foundation endorses Pasadena Measure O which provides funding to increase student access to technology, expand STEAM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering, Technology, Arts, and Math), and school improvements. Measure O will: Improve Student access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) courses throughout the District Increase student…...

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Every student deserves access to high-quality, well-funded public education

A message from Executive Director Patrick Conyers… This school year looks and feels different than those we all remember, with students meeting their new teachers and seeing old friends on a computer screen and not in person on campus. PUSD’s students, teachers, parents, and administrators are doing their best in…...

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Alma Stokes: A Lifetime of Activism, Community, Faith, and Resilience 

by Brianna Chu Early Life Alma Stokes’s four oldest children can imagine their mother’s life as a movie. The seventh child of a family of twelve children, Alma was born in 1931 in Everett, Washington to her father, Reverend T.A. Patterson, a teacher turned African Methodist Episcopal minister, and her…...

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PEF Response Fund in Action: Arts as a Healing Community-building Strategy

With support from PEF, more than 150 Pasadena Unified elementary and secondary teachers are participating in Creative Wellbeing: Arts, Schools, & Resilience: A School-based Healing-informed Arts Education Project. Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles County Office of Child Protection, Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture,…...

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Extra Yard for Teachers Week Honors PUSD Teacher Cynthia Macias

Thank you Pasadena Tournament of Roses and CFP Foundation! Story courtesy Pasadena Tournament of Roses. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Kicks Off Extra Yard for Teachers Week by Honoring Local Pasadena Teacher Cynthia Macias as a Part of the Big Day for Teachers Celebration Macias will receive a $1,000 Donors…...

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Art Matters In PUSD

by Nancy Carol Inguanzo, Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager One of the things I have been doing with my “unprecedented” time is watching Waldermar Januszczak documentaries about art. I love art in all forms. And binge-watching his art history shows feeds a piece of my soul that feels withered now.…...

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Thank You TIAA’s Pasadena Office!

Thank you to TIAA’s Pasadena office for once again supporting the Pasadena Educational Foundation. More than 50 employees donated more than 500 school and art supplies, and TIAA matched their gifts for a total of more than 1,000 items for TIAA’s 3rd annual Back to School supply drive that helps…...

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PEF & California Credit Union Honor PUSD Staff and Community Volunteer

Every year, the Pasadena Educational Foundation supports PUSD’s Welcome Back Event & Awards Ceremony to kick off the new school year. While this year we couldn’t do it in person we are excited to have partnered with the California Credit Union to sponsor this year’s awards to honor individuals who…...

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