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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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The Little Mermaid Jr. Premieres at Altadena Arts Magnet School

The students at Altadena Arts Magnet School had spent their 2019-2020 school year preparing and rehearsing for the much-anticipated musical, The Little Mermaid Jr., when the pandemic forced the world to shut down. The school had been given a grant by the Pasadena Educational Foundation to help bring the musical…...

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The Pasadena All Star Band Takes Off!

By Brianna Chu Of course, the pandemic put a pause on live performance, but you can now see the Pasadena Unified All Star Band from your home! A music video, featuring two professionally-mixed songs, was expertly filmed for its premiere on May 20, 2021. The students were treated like rock…...

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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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