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Outreach

Bluebeam Supports PUSD Principals During Remote Learning

“Bluebeam employees were thrilled to create care packages and write encouraging notes for the PUSD principals that have worked tirelessly to serve students and staff during a particularly challenging time. Thank you for all that you do for the Pasadena community!” – Staci Armao, Sr. Employee Experience Manager, Bluebeam, Inc.…...

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Your Vote Counted… For Our Public Schools

Special thanks to all of you who voted in support of Measure O! If there’s a positive that can be taken away from this horrible pandemic, it’s the increased public awareness of the importance of public education and the need to enable access to technology with an eye towards equity.…...

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Alma Stokes: A Lifetime of Activism, Community, Faith, and Resilience 

by Brianna Chu Early Life Alma Stokes’s four oldest children can imagine their mother’s life as a movie. The seventh child of a family of twelve children, Alma was born in 1931 in Everett, Washington to her father, Reverend T.A. Patterson, a teacher turned African Methodist Episcopal minister, and her…...

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A Day of Generosity and Remembrance

September 11, 2020 National Day of Service and Remembrance Remembering 9/11 feels particularly important this year. 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. Yet, the shared adversity of this year makes it all the more important to celebrate the generosity and neighborly care given by so many…...

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Art Matters In PUSD

by Nancy Carol Inguanzo, Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager One of the things I have been doing with my “unprecedented” time is watching Waldermar Januszczak documentaries about art. I love art in all forms. And binge-watching his art history shows feeds a piece of my soul that feels withered now.…...

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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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PFAR Hosts PUSD Realtors Table Talk

Recently, the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors hosted a PUSD Realtors Table Talk: “Education in COVID-19.” As part of PFAR’s expanding PUSD initiative, the conversation featured Helen Chan Hill, director, Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development at PUSD and Dr. Jennifer Miyake-Trapp, assistant professor of Education, Graduate School of Education and Psychology…...

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Meriel Stern – Super Volunteer & Teacher

by Nancy Carol Inguanzo, Community Outreach & Volunteer Manager Every once in a while, when I am working on organizing our volunteer database, a volunteer shines through the clutter. While many of our volunteers are dedicated, a few are truly special. I want to keep you informed about those that…...

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Thank You Vromans Customers for Donating New Books to PUSD Homeless Youth

“We are very excited to have teamed up with Vroman’s Bookstore to bring books to kids experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness who are part of the Pasadena Unified School District’s Families in Transition program. Through books we learn new ideas and share in the experiences of others. Books are essential,…...

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Learning Kits Support Summer Learning

Recently Pasadena Educational Foundation volunteers and board members helped assemble and distribute learning kits to our Summer Enrichment Program students. PEF was forced to cancel our much-loved, in-person summer enrichment program due to the restrictions of coronavirus stay at home orders. These kits accompanied professionally-curated, online summer lessons which we…...

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