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50th Anniversary

Amplifying PUSD Student Voices

Editor’s Note: As part of PEF’s commitment to raising the voices of our students, we are featuring a selection of opinion articles and other works written by students. by Morgan Gaskell, Pasadena High School Student Student representation in school settings has always been necessary, but rarely are students able to…...

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ED TALK Raises Community Voices

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Pasadena Educational Foundation held an education-focused panel discussion featuring nationally-recognized experts and local education leaders — ED TALK with Larry Mantle — on Wednesday, November 9 from 6-7 P.M. at Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium. The conversation focusing on the future of public education from…...

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PEF Receives Junior League of Pasadena’s Community Impact Award

Pasadena Educational Foundation is the proud recipient of the Junior League of Pasadena’s 2022 Community Impact Award. This award is given to a Community Partner who has shown their dedication to the Pasadena community and is chosen by the Junior League’s Board of Directors. The award was announced at the…...

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PEF Event Raises $182,000 for PUSD Students (Media Release)

Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Celebrating Our Schools ELEVATE 2022 Event Raises $182,000 to Support Pasadena Unified Students PASADENA, CA – Pasadena Educational Foundation raised $182,000 to support scholarships, arts and music, and all of PEF’s programs and initiatives at Celebrating Our Schools ELEVATE 2022. The evening event celebrated PEF’s 50th anniversary,…...

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Celebrating Our Schools 2022 In Pictures

Thank you to all who helped us support PUSD students at Celebrating Our Schools ELEVATE 2022. What an uplifting evening! Alma Stokes, our Exemplary Service Award recipient, reminded us what one person can do to bring change to her community.  Guest Speaker Katrina Ortega Cabrera, inspired us with her own…...

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Making Every Day An Earth Day

Invest in our planet. That was the motto for Earth Day 2022. Certainly one of the best ways to invest in our planet is by enhancing our children’s natural science learning. Pasadena Educational Foundation held a PUSD Proud Day as a part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebration, hosting employees…...

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Principal for a Day 2022 – PUSD Principals Rise to the Occasion

  For over 14 years, Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Principal for a Day event has held a special place in our hearts. It engages our community with our schools by inviting business and civic leaders to spend a morning with a school principal, giving them the valuable perspective of running a…...

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PUSD Proud Day Champions Engaged Citizenship

Last week students and community volunteers worked together at Pasadena High School sharing their time, knowledge, and efforts for the first time in a very long while. Hosted by Pasadena Educational Foundation, members of the USC Trojan Affiliates, an alumni group, and players from the Caltech women’s soccer team, performed…...

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We Have Been PUSD Proud for Fifty Years!

So much has changed in the world around us in a short period of time — where we gather, how we work, and the new ways teachers teach and students learn. What hasn’t changed is our immense pride in our Pasadena Unified schools and the work we do to support…...

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PTA Council of PUSD – Helping Us Show Our PUSD Pride

Our November/December Volunteer Partner of the Month is our very own PTA Council of PUSD. We are thankful to the council and each of its PTA units for supporting the efforts of the Pasadena Unified School District to offer quality education. PTA support for our public schools takes an incredible…...

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