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Our Work: In the Classroom

PEF Launches Free At Home Summer Program

Pasadena Educational Foundation Launches At Home Edition of its Popular Summer Enrichment Program Featuring Free Weekly Video Lessons and Activities Pasadena, CA — In its 17th year of offering fun summer learning opportunities, the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) launched the PEF Summer Enrichment Program | At Home Edition with a new format to reach students at…...

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PEF 3D Printing Workshop: An Impromptu Video Tour

Tony Gordo, our Programs Coordinator and now 3D Printing Manager was at our 3D Printing Design Workshop at John Muir Early College Magnet High School and gave us an impromptu tour over Zoom. Thank you to all who have supported this effort through our Response Fund. Here’s how we make…...

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PEF Receives $10,000 PCF Emergency Response Grant

Thank you Pasadena Community Foundation for providing COVID-19 Response grants to support our Pasadena Unified School District students and families experiencing extreme hardship from the economic, social, and physical impact of the COVID-19 crisis. This week the PUSD Families in Transition office began to disperse eggs, milk, and cheese  from…...

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App Academy Students Visualize Sound & Create Interactive VR Scenes

Our App Academy freshman and sophomore students have been busy since they started distance learning. The App Academy is a four-year computer science pathway program at Pasadena High School made possible by a partnership between the Pasadena Educational Foundation and the Pasadena Unified School District. Check out some of their…...

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Innovating to Protect Critical Workers and Volunteers

[Article courtesy Pasadena NOW] 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. Soon after schools closed and distance learning went into effect, staff collected 18…...

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A Summer Enrichment Program Message

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the current shelter-in-place order, we unfortunately will not be able to hold our traditional, in-person Summer Enrichment Program this year. With your important feedback and that of our teachers, we looked at every possible option to transform the program into another format that…...

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A Message to our Summer Enrichment Program Parents

We recognize that with the constantly changing COVID-19 situation in our community and around the world, this is an unprecedented time for everyone. The Pasadena Educational Foundation has been committed to supporting our public schools, students, teachers, and families for almost 50 years. Our mission guides us as we closely…...

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Thank You Summer Youth Leaders

We wrapped up our 2019 Summer Youth Leader Volunteer program with a Pizza Party & Awards Ceremony at Pitfire Pizza. Thank you to the more than 170 high school students who joined us this summer to support the teachers and students in our PEF Summer Enrichment Program. Our dedicated youth…...

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Summer classes with no pressure, no tests, and no grades

PEF is the recipient of the 2019 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation new “Tier 1” award,  $25,000 per year over the next two years. The grant is supporting a brand new project for PUSD students in grades 6 through 9 who need additional support in English or Math. The project,…...

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Summer Volunteer Leadership Training is Coming!

by Allison Pultz Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Last summer our 176 high school and college volunteers shared so much with me about their experiences as young leaders in our Summer Enrichment Program, supporting teachers and students in our K-8 classes. I was hugely impressed with the amount of personal growth…...

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