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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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Our Teachers, Cultivating an Award-winning Writer

PUSD Proud Our Teachers, Cultivating an Award-winning Writer By Lydia Idem Finkley Pasadena Educational Foundation Board Member and PUSD Parent When I got the news that Imani won the NAACP ACT-SO National Bronze Award in Original Essay, I was beyond proud. And I really began to think of how my…...

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PEF Board President Receives Pasadena Women of Distinction Award from Assemblymember Chris Holden

Congratulations to Dr. Kathy Onoye! The Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Board president, Dr. Kathy Onoye, was selected to be this year’s recipient of the Women of Distinction Award for Pasadena. The award honors women from across the 41st Assembly District who have demonstrated excellence, leadership and integrity in their fields and…...

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