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Outreach

Gratitude Served With Hot Sauce – Thanks to You BBQ 2022

Pasadena Educational Foundation hosted Pasadena Unified School District’s administration and facilities staff – the backbone of our school district – at our annual Thanks to You BBQ on Wednesday, November 16. The barbecue is a special once a year event when employees from various administrative departments and focuses have an…...

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Exploring Our Schools. Celebrating Our 15th Annual Principal for a Day

We are back after a 2 year hiatus! Pasadena Educational Foundation celebrated our 15th annual Principal for a Day event with 29 extraordinary community members serving as guest principals at each of our unique Pasadena Unified School District campuses. Principal for a Day helps engage our community with our schools…...

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Sharing Coffee & Caring – PEF’s Latest Community Engagement Forum

The call went out to our community partners with gusto: Come share breakfast and coffee – Zoom free! For the first time since February 2019, Pasadena Educational Foundation held its Community Engagement Forum in person at the Pasadena Unified School District Ed Center. PEF Board VP of Community Engagement, Del…...

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Community Partnerships: The Art of Living Together

Over the course of a few weeks, the Pasadena Chapter of the National Charity League, Leadership Pasadena, and the Eliot ARTS PTSA volunteered their Saturday mornings to help rejuvenate the Eliot school garden for classroom use.  School gardens are natural places to reinforce symbiotic community relationships. The Pasadena NCL sought…...

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School Gardens – A Bull’s Eye for Learning & Corporate Volunteering

School gardens are classrooms in motion; they require an abundance of labor to be kept in proper shape.  And while students are on summer break, the growth in these gardens bolts.  It’s the time of year when the help of corporate volunteer groups is key. Last week a group of…...

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Thank You 2022 Youth Leaders & Interns

Thank you to the more than 130 high school and college students who joined us this summer to assist teachers and students in our 2022 Summer Enrichment Program. All volunteered an incredible amount of personal time this summer, collectively serving over 9,000 thousand hours of volunteer time in support of…...

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PEF Selected as Host for Mark Cuban Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp

The Mark Cuban Foundation’s Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp Initiative Teaches AI Concepts to High School Students through a 4-Saturday Bootcamp APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! PASADENA, CA — Pasadena Educational Foundation will host a Mark Cuban Foundation Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bootcamp for high school students in the Fall of 2022 at Caltech with…...

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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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