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Our Work

Thank You 2021 Summer Youth Leaders

Thank you to the more than 75 high school and college students who joined us this summer to assist teachers and students in our 2021 Summer Enrichment Program. Our dedicated Summer Youth Leaders volunteered an incredible amount of time and energy. They were a key to making our in-person program…...

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Enjoy Our Summer Virtual Open Houses!

Wow-the last 5-weeks of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program sure did fly by! The 18th year of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program might have looked a bit different this year,  but it was still filled with opportunities to create, grow, and connect in energetic and engaging ways. While we couldn’t…...

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Time is Flying By this Summer

We are having a blast! Hard to believe we are already half way through our PEF Summer Enrichment Program – time is just flying by. On six campuses throughout PUSD, we are having fun while exercising our creativity, our muscles, and our brains. Watch some of the summer fun here…...

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Upgrading School Gardens with Pasadena Junior League and Pasadena NCL

Gardens serve many purposes. They teach us about nature, science, inform us about the food on our tables, and help us understand the importance of consistency and a strong work ethic. There’s so much to learn from outdoor spaces. This is exactly why school gardens are vital classrooms and why…...

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Celebrating the Manwani Family Scholarship in 2021

In its third year, the Manwani Family Scholarship is a scholarship specifically for Marshall Fundamental graduates, created by Marshall alumnus Bhart Manwani. Mr. Manwani and his older brother attended Don Benito Fundamental School and then Marshall Fundamental School after they moved to the United States from Nigeria with their father.…...

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April-May 2021 Volunteers of the Month – Vaccination Volunteers

Volunteers have supported our school community in a myriad of ways over that last year and in ways we never expected. From distributing food to school supplies, they have met the vital needs of our neighbors and friends. However, none of these needs may be as important as helping our…...

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The Little Mermaid Jr. Premieres at Altadena Arts Magnet School

The students at Altadena Arts Magnet School had spent their 2019-2020 school year preparing and rehearsing for the much-anticipated musical, The Little Mermaid Jr., when the pandemic forced the world to shut down. The school had been given a grant by the Pasadena Educational Foundation to help bring the musical…...

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The Pasadena All Star Band Takes Off!

By Brianna Chu Of course, the pandemic put a pause on live performance, but you can now see the Pasadena Unified All Star Band from your home! A music video, featuring two professionally-mixed songs, was expertly filmed for its premiere on May 20, 2021. The students were treated like rock…...

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PEF Announces Latinas Inspired For Tomorrow (LIFT) Scholarship

The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) announces the launch of the new Latinas Inspired For Tomorrow (LIFT) Scholarship to help at least one Latina student graduating from Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) high schools: Blair High School, Marshall High School, Muir High School, and Pasadena High School. The scholarship will be…...

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Activating Face Shields!

As news across the globe pronounced a shortage of protective equipment for critical workers, the Pasadena Educational Foundation turned to its longstanding 3D printing program in Pasadena Unified (PUSD) to focus on solutions. PEF staff collected 18 of the 3D printers from various PUSD schools and brought them all to…...

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