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Outreach

PEF Receives Junior League of Pasadena’s Community Impact Award

Pasadena Educational Foundation is the proud recipient of the Junior League of Pasadena’s 2022 Community Impact Award. This award is given to a Community Partner who has shown their dedication to the Pasadena community and is chosen by the Junior League’s Board of Directors. The award was announced at the…...

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Media Release: PEF Kicks of 2022 Summer Program

Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Summer Enrichment Program Kicks-off a Fun-filled Summer of Learning and Exploration More than 1,000 students show up for the first day of the 5-week program. PASADENA, CA – Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) Summer Enrichment Program is off to a great start with more than 1,000 students showing…...

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Making Every Day An Earth Day

Invest in our planet. That was the motto for Earth Day 2022. Certainly one of the best ways to invest in our planet is by enhancing our children’s natural science learning. Pasadena Educational Foundation held a PUSD Proud Day as a part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebration, hosting employees…...

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Principal for a Day 2022 – PUSD Principals Rise to the Occasion

  For over 14 years, Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Principal for a Day event has held a special place in our hearts. It engages our community with our schools by inviting business and civic leaders to spend a morning with a school principal, giving them the valuable perspective of running a…...

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PUSD Proud Day Champions Engaged Citizenship

Last week students and community volunteers worked together at Pasadena High School sharing their time, knowledge, and efforts for the first time in a very long while. Hosted by Pasadena Educational Foundation, members of the USC Trojan Affiliates, an alumni group, and players from the Caltech women’s soccer team, performed…...

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Connecting Through Stories: Read Across America 2022

Read Across America was full of stories of adventure and silly fun yet again! Students and readers look forward to this annual celebration each year – a special time to revel in all the joys of the written word together. It connects young and old… leaving all feeling inspired and…...

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Education – The Treasure that Grows

Being on school campuses and interacting with students is something I get to do on a relatively regular basis. It’s a perk of the job. But it’s been a while since I’ve been an official student myself. Perhaps that’s why my first Leadership Pasadena class took me a bit by…...

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Más Puentes Menos Muros / More Bridges Less Walls

Reflections on a multidisciplinary art project at Blair High School By Sehba Sarwar One by one students’ names pop-up in Webex boxes on my computer screen. No one turns on their cameras, but in the chat, greetings appear: Buenos dias! and Hola! The only two visible faces are mine and…...

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Supporting Equitable Access to COVID Testing

Pasadena Unified School District distributed at-home COVID test kits to the parents of students last week in an effort to give all of our community’s families equitable access to rapid COVID testing.  Pasadena Educational Foundation volunteers were key in this effort along with the collaborative support from some of our…...

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Nursing Students Volunteer at PUSD Covid Clinics

Story courtesy Coloradoboulevard.net By Nancy Carol Inguanzo and Monica Lopez These efforts have been supported by Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) which connected nursing students from area colleges, including Azusa Pacific University and West Coast University, to volunteer alongside district staff. “It’s an honor to volunteer at the PUSD vaccine clinics.…...

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