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Volunteers

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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Recognizing Our Champion Volunteers of 2021

The last few months have been a whirlwind of activity at Pasadena Educational Foundation, but we didn’t want to end the year without once again recognizing volunteers who helped us support our public school community. From individuals to groups to local business and non-profit partners, our volunteers step in by…...

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PTA Council of PUSD – Helping Us Show Our PUSD Pride

Our November/December Volunteer Partner of the Month is our very own PTA Council of PUSD. We are thankful to the council and each of its PTA units for supporting the efforts of the Pasadena Unified School District to offer quality education. PTA support for our public schools takes an incredible…...

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Local Starbucks Staffers Support PUSD Food & Green Space Equity Efforts

Recently employees from our many Pasadena-area Starbucks stores volunteered to support the efforts of Pasadena Educational Foundation and Pasadena Unified School District to advance food equity and offer more green spaces for our children. Starbucks staffers from around the area stepped up to serve with PEF at several events. That’s…...

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New Phase of Covid-19 Protection Underway at PUSD

Last week Pasadena Educational Foundation assisted Pasadena Unified Health Services by providing volunteer support at its first pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinics and treated healthcare staff to catered boxed lunches. PEF has continued to support the Pasadena Unified School District’s efforts to test and vaccinate staff and students since vaccines COVID-19…...

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Volunteer: ‘Tis the season to give and be thankful!

‘Tis the season to give and be thankful! There’s so much going on at PEF to support our PUSD public schools. You can see our Volunteer Calendar is a cornucopia of unique volunteer opportunities! Click on any event below to learn more and sign up: Thanks to You BBQ for PUSD District…...

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School Harvests: A Farm to School Update

By Brianna Chu Farm to School is a Pasadena Unified School District commitment to sourcing locally grown fruits and vegetables in PUSD school meals. This program takes advantage of the agricultural abundance of California, where we grow more than a third of the US’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits…...

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Building Bridges and Championing Art in Our Community

Recently Blair High School’s International Academy students studied with writer/visual artist Sehba Sarwar about the history of immigrant communities and race issues in the Pasadena area. Their studies culminated in the creation of original art related to their own personal experiences as refugees, immigrants, descendants of immigrants, and members of…...

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Local Grocery Stores Help PEF Nourish our Neighbors

Local Albertsons, Pavilions, and Vons Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief program provided PEF a $15,000 grant to support summer meals for PUSD students. PEF continued to help provide food assistance to Pasadena Unified students this summer with support from the Albertsons, Pavilions and Vons Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors. Over the past…...

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