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LA84 Foundation and Pasadena Educational Foundation Keep PUSD Students Healthy and Active

The LA84 Foundation, in partnership with the Pasadena Educational Foundation, brought its #StayActiveStayStrong program to students in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). The #StayActiveStayStrong program encourages healthy activities for kids while they are at home due to COVID-19 restrictions. Not all children and families have access to play equipment,…...

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Celebrating the Norman Schmidt Visual Arts Scholarship in 2020

Celebrating the Norman Schmidt Visual Arts Scholarship in 2020 by Brianna Chu The Norman Schmidt Visual Arts Scholarship is named after the beloved Director of Art and art teacher, recognized by fellow teachers and students alike for his deep love of art, great smile…and his signature moustache and red socks!…...

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PEF 3D Printing Workshop: An Impromptu Video Tour

Tony Gordo, our Programs Coordinator and now 3D Printing Manager was at our 3D Printing Design Workshop at John Muir Early College Magnet High School and gave us an impromptu tour over Zoom. Thank you to all who have supported this effort through our Response Fund. Here’s how we make…...

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PEF Receives $10,000 PCF Emergency Response Grant

Thank you Pasadena Community Foundation for providing COVID-19 Response grants to support our Pasadena Unified School District students and families experiencing extreme hardship from the economic, social, and physical impact of the COVID-19 crisis. This week the PUSD Families in Transition office began to disperse eggs, milk, and cheese  from…...

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PFAR Giving Supports PEF Response Fund

Thank you Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® ! On Thursday, May 14, the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® unveiled PFAR Giving, an initiative centered on investing in the community. Partnering with the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), the program’s first effort will support local educational resources through PEF’s Education Response Fund. “We are excited…...

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Celebrating our Teachers with UTP and Chiquita Bonita

May 13, 2020, is California’s Day of the Teacher and this year’s theme is California Teachers: Inspiring Generations. Whether in person or at a distance during the global pandemic, the educators of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) make a difference every day in the lives of our students. PUSD…...

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App Academy Students Visualize Sound & Create Interactive VR Scenes

Our App Academy freshman and sophomore students have been busy since they started distance learning. The App Academy is a four-year computer science pathway program at Pasadena High School made possible by a partnership between the Pasadena Educational Foundation and the Pasadena Unified School District. Check out some of their…...

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Innovating to Protect Critical Workers and Volunteers

[Article courtesy Pasadena NOW] As news across the globe pronounced a shortage of protective equipment for critical workers, the Pasadena Educational Foundation turned to its longstanding 3D printing program in Pasadena Unified (PUSD) to focus on solutions. Soon after schools closed and distance learning went into effect, staff collected 18…...

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A Summer Enrichment Program Message

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the current shelter-in-place order, we unfortunately will not be able to hold our traditional, in-person Summer Enrichment Program this year. With your important feedback and that of our teachers, we looked at every possible option to transform the program into another format that…...

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Celebrating Our Volunteers

Volunteer Spotlights National Volunteer Week 2020 National Volunteer Week 2020 feels particularly important this year. It gives us an opportunity to celebrate the compassion and generosity of so many of you in our community. Our volunteers stand beside PUSD food service workers providing meals to make sure our students won’t…...

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