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Our Work: In the Classroom

2021 Year In Review: Your Support Made A Difference

As we wind down 2021, everyone at PEF is grateful for the support of our donors, volunteers, and partners. You have enabled us to do great things for our public school community this year. Together we make an impactful difference in the lives of our students and families. Thank you…...

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Learn to Code Opportunities for Summer Students

“A computer science education is literacy for the 21st century.” The Pasadena Educational Foundation is pleased to offer our  PEF Summer Enrichment families some additional expanded learning opportunities this year. Students can learn to code, build new skills in literacy and math, and expand their creativity with free one-year subscriptions…...

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Teacher Grant Flashback: You Can’t Stop the Prints for Hairspray at Eliot Arts Magnet Academy

by Brianna Chu As the 2021-2022 school year begins back on campus, our wonderful PUSD teachers are heading back into the classroom to innovate, create, and inspire. To celebrate our visionary teachers, here is a flashback to a fantastic Teacher Grant from the 2018-2019 school year: For the larger-than-life musical,…...

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2021: A Summer like no other!

The 2021 PEF Summer Enrichment Program was a summer like no other! For our 18th year of offering the program we were able to offer in-person programming once again. While this year might have looked a bit different, it was still filled with opportunities to create, grow, and connect in…...

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Madison Academy – The Perfect Recipe for Learning

Pasadena Educational Foundation’s “Madison Academy” was summer learning at its finest. By offering academics taught in engaging ways to imbue foundational concepts and art to empower expanding minds, students were served key ingredients for unlocking understanding. Madison Academy centered on shoring up scholastics in the morning and out-of-the-box arts in…...

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Thank You 2021 Summer Youth Leaders – June/July Volunteers of the Month

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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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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Our Community’s Generosity Has Strengthened and Inspired Us

Thank you! Our heartfelt thanks to our community for your support and all that you have made possible for our Pasadena Unified students and teachers. Throughout this challenging time, the generosity of our donors, volunteers, and partners has strengthened and inspired us. Here are just some of the ways your…...

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