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PUSD Proud Update: Ethnic Studies Recognized by UC System

A team of Pasadena Unified School District experts has been recognized by the University of California for the establishment of an Ethnic Studies course in our high schools. The course was created to broaden the perspective of American history available to our students and was funded in part by grants…...

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My Experience Riding on the Rose Parade: My Life in Full Bloom

courtesy of Coloradoboulevard.net The morning of the 133rd Tournament of Roses parade was a reflection of my life in full bloom. By Felita Kealing On New Year’s Day morning I was a member of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Unit composed of the PUSD All-Star Band, Dancers, and Auxiliary,…...

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2021 Year In Review: Your Support Made A Difference

As we wind down 2021, everyone at PEF is grateful for the support of our donors, volunteers, and partners. You have enabled us to do great things for our public school community this year. Together we make an impactful difference in the lives of our students and families. Thank you…...

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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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2021: A Summer like no other!

The 2021 PEF Summer Enrichment Program was a summer like no other! For our 18th year of offering the program we were able to offer in-person programming once again. While this year might have looked a bit different, it was still filled with opportunities to create, grow, and connect in…...

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Celebrating the New Hopes and Dreams Scholarship

Celebrating the Inaugural Year of the Hopes and Dreams Scholarship In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the following protests and campaigns for greater accountability and equality in our economic, political, and social systems, current Marshall parents Martin and Katrina Ortega had been thinking about how they could support…...

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Every Student Succeeding in PUSD

On every school day, dedicated educators and courageous students overcome tremendous obstacles to reach their goals of academic excellence. PEF is honored, once again, to pay tribute to our remarkable local nominees at the PUSD Every Student Succeeding Awards and Luncheon. Their success is our success; their powerful stories are…...

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Our Teachers, Cultivating an Award-winning Writer

PUSD Proud Our Teachers, Cultivating an Award-winning Writer By Lydia Idem Finkley Pasadena Educational Foundation Board Member and PUSD Parent When I got the news that Imani won the NAACP ACT-SO National Bronze Award in Original Essay, I was beyond proud. And I really began to think of how my…...

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Eliot Legacy Tree Planting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2016 Pasadena Educational Foundation Celebrates Communities Deep Roots With Legacy Tree Planting at Eliot Arts Magnet Academy PASADENA, CA – On a beautiful, clear, and warm afternoon in February the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) celebrated the planting of its first Legacy Tree in honor of the…...

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