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COVID-19 Relief Made Possible by the Pasadena Community Foundation

From the onset of COVID-19, the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) swiftly moved to support and uplift the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) and the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), providing generous contributions, assistance in repurposing several current grants, and encouragement in our goals to further learning, health, and safety during the…...

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Teacher Grant Photo Gallery 2020

We Celebrated Our Teacher Grants with a Parade Our amazing 2020-21 PEF Teacher Grant winners decorated their cars and received their awards at the first-ever teacher celebratory parade in front of the PUSD district headquarters building. This year, 181 educators received awards representing 124 unique proposals from every school in…...

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Imagine Being a Teacher

Dear PEF friends and supporters, Imagine being a teacher trying to teach kindergartners their ABCs only on video. Or teaching music without instruments. Imagine being a student trying to do science experiments at home without lab equipment. Or not even being able to attend class because you don’t have a…...

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Media Release: PEF Presents $140,000 in Grants to PUSD Teachers at Parade Celebration

Pasadena Educational Foundation Presents $140,000 in Grants to Pasadena Unified School District Teachers at Parade Celebration More than 100 teachers joined the parade in decorated cars to receive their awards. PASADENA, CA – Pasadena Unified (PUSD) teachers and principals received $140,000 in grants thanks to the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF),…...

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Teacher Grants Celebration 2020

WE CELEBRATED OUR TEACHER GRANTS WITH A PARADE Our amazing 2020-21 PEF Teacher Grant winners decorated their cars and received their awards at the first-ever teacher celebratory parade in front of the PUSD district headquarters building. This year, 181 educators received awards representing 124 unique proposals from every school in…...

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Thank You Neighborhood Church of Pasadena!

This fall, the Neighborhood Church of Pasadena reached out to the Pasadena Educational Foundation to take part in its “Share the Plate” initiative. Every Sunday the church collects an offering to go entirely to their community partners as an additional gift. The goal of this offering is to help make…...

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Every student deserves access to high-quality, well-funded public education

A message from Executive Director Patrick Conyers… This school year looks and feels different than those we all remember, with students meeting their new teachers and seeing old friends on a computer screen and not in person on campus. PUSD’s students, teachers, parents, and administrators are doing their best in…...

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PEF Response Fund in Action: Arts as a Healing Community-building Strategy

With support from PEF, more than 150 Pasadena Unified elementary and secondary teachers are participating in Creative Wellbeing: Arts, Schools, & Resilience: A School-based Healing-informed Arts Education Project. Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles County Office of Child Protection, Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture,…...

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Thank You TIAA’s Pasadena Office!

Thank you to TIAA’s Pasadena office for once again supporting the Pasadena Educational Foundation. More than 50 employees donated more than 500 school and art supplies, and TIAA matched their gifts for a total of more than 1,000 items for TIAA’s 3rd annual Back to School supply drive that helps…...

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Stepping Up To Serve

by Nancy Carol Inguanzo, Community Outreach & Volunteer Manager Last week, Pasadena Educational Foundation wrapped up managing curbside volunteers for PUSD summer Grab & Go meals. We’ve been assisting PUSD since the first day of curbside meal service on March 17, 2020. And PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald asked PEF to…...

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