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School Gardens – A Bull’s Eye for Learning & Corporate Volunteering

School gardens are classrooms in motion; they require an abundance of labor to be kept in proper shape.  And while students are on summer break, the growth in these gardens bolts.  It’s the time of year when the help of corporate volunteer groups is key. Last week a group of…...

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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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Connecting Through Stories: Read Across America 2022

Read Across America was full of stories of adventure and silly fun yet again! Students and readers look forward to this annual celebration each year – a special time to revel in all the joys of the written word together. It connects young and old… leaving all feeling inspired and…...

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Education – The Treasure that Grows

Being on school campuses and interacting with students is something I get to do on a relatively regular basis. It’s a perk of the job. But it’s been a while since I’ve been an official student myself. Perhaps that’s why my first Leadership Pasadena class took me a bit by…...

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Más Puentes Menos Muros / More Bridges Less Walls

Reflections on a multidisciplinary art project at Blair High School By Sehba Sarwar One by one students’ names pop-up in Webex boxes on my computer screen. No one turns on their cameras, but in the chat, greetings appear: Buenos dias! and Hola! The only two visible faces are mine and…...

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