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Pasadena Educational Foundation Book Club

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism – and, even fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. by Dr. Ann Snow Pasadena Educational Foundation Board member Professor, California State University, Los Angeles  As Dr. Ibram X. Kendi…...

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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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Honoring Our Director of Development, Angela Parris

From all of us at PEF—thank you, Angela, for the years of passion and dedication to the betterment of our PUSD schools and the uplifting of the many students who walk their halls. Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF)’s first Executive Director, Joan Fauvre, was expanding the work of PEF and needed…...

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PEF Board Member Del Lile Receives PFAR’s 2020 Humanitarian of the Year Award

“I have been involved in public education in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre through the PEF. I find this work to be very rewarding. In 2020, I think we really realized how important our communities are, and I encourage you to get involved in any way that resonates with you…...

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A video message of gratitude from the PEF staff

We are so proud of all the work that we do at the Pasadena Educational Foundation, but know we can only do it with the support from our generous community. Please watch this video expressing our heartfelt thanks to you for your support and all that you have made possible…...

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Pasadena Educational Foundation Announces 5 New Board Members

For Immediate Release Pasadena, CA—We are proud to announce the election of five new members to our Board of Directors: Dominick Correy, Niki Elliott, Lawton Gray, Laura Mickens, and Annie Oelschlager. The election was held at the April 21, 2020 Board of Directors meeting via Zoom and new board members…...

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A Renewed Commitment to Education, Equality, & Safety

The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have shocked everyone with a conscience. Moreover, the disturbing, brutal responses to protestors by some federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies have illuminated the myriad injustices that still pervade our society. We at Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) have heard…...

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A Dynamite Performance

by Frances Chiang Dayman PEF Board of Directors What a privilege it was to celebrate Chinese New Year’s Eve at Field Elementary Mandarin Dual Language Immersion School. 100+ parents and relatives were there with staff and students at their Friday Morning Assembly on the playground. It was a bright sunny…...

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Building a Rich and Colorful Experience

Building a Rich and Colorful Experience Using Social Sculpture Concepts to Develop Our Summer Classroom Experiences by Jamie Powell Pasadena Educational Foundation Programs Manager This next summer will mark my 5th year managing the Summer Enrichment Program for the Pasadena Educational Foundation. The work is challenging, creative, and rewarding, and…...

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Our Story in 3-Minutes. We Are the Pasadena Educational Foundation

Thank you to filmmaker and volunteer extraordinaire, Chris Arnold,  and to Jericho Road for helping us create this moving video showcasing our work and mission. Several months ago, we reached out to Jericho Road for some assistance in creating a video that would help us better tell our story. Jericho…...

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