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Salute to PUSD Food Services & Chick-fil-A

By Nancy Carol Inguanzo | PEF Volunteer & Engagement Manager Most of us are staying at home and cooking more, much more than we may like…. me included. Dishpan, “wash your hands” hands… are not a good look, but at least no one is around to see them. And yet,…...

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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Sylvio Montoya

Volunteer Week Spotlights: Sylvia Vega | Val Zavala | Community Groups by Brianna Chu Silvio Montoya has been a familiar face at Don Benito Fundamental School and Field Elementary School for a decade now. A Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) parent himself, Mr. Montoya started running errands for the teachers managing…...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Celebrating Our Community Groups

Volunteer Week Spotlights: Sylvia Vega | Val Zavala | Felita Kealing | Community Groups  |Sylvio Montoya By Nancy Carol Inguanzo | PEF Volunteer & Engagement Manager My great-grandmother Ruth was a tiny bit of a woman. Barely five feet tall, she was not prone to idle gossip or chit chat. For…...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Felita Kealing

Volunteer Week Spotlights: Sylvia Vega | Val Zavala | Felita Kealing | Community Groups  |Sylvio Montoya by Brianna Chu The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is led by a diverse group of volunteer board members who are deeply rooted in our community, committed to the mission of the organization, and passionate about…...

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PUSD Grab & Go Meals with Val Zavala

Volunteer Week Spotlights: Sylvia Vega | Val Zavala | Felita Kealing | Community Groups  |Sylvio Montoya Our friend, anchor, producer and award-winning journalist, Val Zavala volunteered with the Pasadena Educational Foundation to help hand out free grab and go meals to our Pasadena Unified School District families. Meals are available on…...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sylvia Vega

Volunteer Week Spotlights: Sylvia Vega | Val Zavala | Felita Kealing | Community Groups  |Sylvio Montoya by Brianna Chu While Sylvia Vega has had a varied career, the connecting factor has remained the same: people. Ms. Vega appreciates that everyone and everything has their own unique story and loves building connections…...

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Focusing our Efforts on the Immediate Needs of Our Community

Pasadena Educational Foundation’s annual Celebrating Our Schools event will be postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis. PEF’s Board of Directors and staff have decided instead to focus our efforts on helping our Pasadena Unified community by providing resources for the immediate needs of those most affected. We encourage you…...

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Blazing It Forward – Taking Care of Each Other

Once again, our country has been reminded that heroes come in many forms. Many wear makeshift masks, sterile gloves, and protective gear. Did you know that others wear aprons and hairnets, too? Pasadena Unified School District food service workers have put in the extra effort to ensure PUSD students are…...

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A message from PEF on our COVID-19 Response

Greetings from your friends at the Pasadena Educational Foundation. As you are certainly aware, beginning today, Pasadena Unified schools have been closed for instruction, and students are at home, continuing their learning remotely. Our PUSD colleagues are hard at work implementing this transition from in-person to remote instruction. We at PEF…...

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