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Community & Events

Your Vote Counted… For Our Public Schools

Special thanks to all of you who voted in support of Measure O! If there’s a positive that can be taken away from this horrible pandemic, it’s the increased public awareness of the importance of public education and the need to enable access to technology with an eye towards equity.…...

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Grab & Grow Kits Support Science & Art Learning

By Nancy Carol Inguanzo | PEF Volunteer & Engagement Manager Recently Pasadena Educational Foundation volunteers helped assemble and distribute seed kits and art books to Pasadena Unified School District third graders. These “Grab & Grow” kits accompanied their plant life cycle lessons during remote learning. Each kit contained a magnifying…...

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Bluebeam Supports PUSD Principals During Remote Learning

“Bluebeam employees were thrilled to create care packages and write encouraging notes for the PUSD principals that have worked tirelessly to serve students and staff during a particularly challenging time. Thank you for all that you do for the Pasadena community!” – Staci Armao, Sr. Employee Experience Manager, Bluebeam, Inc.…...

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Community Heroes Combat Food Insecurity

By Nancy Carol Inguanzo | PEF Volunteer & Engagement Manager Today on this World Food Day, it’s important to remember that many of our families and friends need our support to get nourished. Our PUSD schools have a unique role in combating food insecurity. And while PUSD Health Services has…...

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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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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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Tapping Into Creativity with Good Vibes

  By Nancy Carol Inguanzo | PEF Volunteer & Engagement Manager At the end of August, Pasadena Educational Foundation wrapped up our Good Vibes Volunteer effort. The program was launched to support our students and our community in positive ways while dealing with the physical and mental challenges of full…...

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A Day of Generosity and Remembrance

September 11, 2020 National Day of Service and Remembrance Remembering 9/11 feels particularly important this year. 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. Yet, the shared adversity of this year makes it all the more important to celebrate the generosity and neighborly care given by so many…...

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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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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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