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Outreach

A Day of Sportsmanship and Learning

What else compares to the love we have for sport? We make role models of modern day gladiators, young and, well… middle-aged, who sweat and toil on the fields of play. Yet, there’s a game of heroes and battles whose fans’ fervor rivals that of “traditional” athletic aficionados. And this…...

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Learning Skills to Flourish in the Modern Economy

Ever heard the term “soft skills”? It doesn’t come in a cone from Dairy Queen. Soft skills are capabilities such as critical thinking, teamwork, and work ethic which enable a job to be done well. Too many of us don’t have them. And they aren’t as easy to get as…...

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School Gardens Don’t Go on Summer Vacation

by Nancy Carol Inguanzo, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator School gardens don’t go on summer vacation; they go into high gear. But who takes care of the 19 school gardens while PUSD staff and families are off enjoying their summer? Look no further than Master Gardener Jill McArthur, her PUSD student…...

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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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Realtors Read & Celebrate Dr. Seuss

“It was a blast and one of the classes gave me a certificate. So great!” – Lee Cuellar, Realtor Thank you Realtors! What a wonderful morning celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joy of reading with Realtors from all across Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. Our 4th Annual Realtors Read…...

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The Ripple Effect of Volunteering Can Start to Make Waves

by Lou Twilley C5LA Program Supervisor Our youth today need many types of experiences and opportunities that allow for new perspectives and learning moments. C5LA is a leadership development program for high-potential, under-resourced teens, and as program staff for many years, I have watched them grow into leaders through different…...

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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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Pencil Pouches, Inspiration, and Working Together

Great things happen in our community when we work together! Thank you TIAA, Caltech, and JPL for creating 3,000 cute and durable pencil pouches filled with school supplies and a special personalized notecard with inspirational messages and quotes. PEF, with help from Rose City students, delivered boxes of these handy…...

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Our Story in 3-Minutes. We Are the Pasadena Educational Foundation

Thank you to filmmaker and volunteer extraordinaire, Chris Arnold,  and to Jericho Road for helping us create this moving video showcasing our work and mission. Several months ago, we reached out to Jericho Road for some assistance in creating a video that would help us better tell our story. Jericho…...

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The Summer Numbers are In!

The summer numbers are in…and we have something to celebrate. Our 15th year of providing our Summer Enrichment Program was the biggest one ever. This year we had: 1578 students 142 unique classes 15 partner organizations 184 staff members And thanks to the support of our community partners, foundations, and donor…...

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