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Read about the many ways our community helps the Pasadena Educational Foundation make an impact on the lives of every student, at every school, every day.

Pasadena Educational Foundation Announces 7 New Board Members

For Immediate Release Pasadena, CA—We are proud to announce the election of seven new members to our Board of Directors: Karen Burgess, Karina Montilla Edmonds, Carina Jacob, Richard Kidd, Steven…

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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…

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Enjoy Our Summer Virtual Open Houses!

Wow-the last 5-weeks of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program sure did fly by! The 19th year of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program might was filled with opportunities to create, grow,…

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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…

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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 Underserved High School Students through a 4-Saturday Bootcamp APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! PASADENA, CA — Pasadena Educational Foundation will…

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Time is Flying By this Summer

We are having a blast! Hard to believe we are already half way through our PEF Summer Enrichment Program – time is just flying by. On six campuses throughout PUSD,…

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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…

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PEF Event Raises $182,000 for PUSD Students (Media Release)

Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Celebrating Our Schools ELEVATE 2022 Event Raises $182,000 to Support Pasadena Unified Students PASADENA, CA – Pasadena Educational Foundation raised $182,000 to support scholarships, arts and music,…

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Celebrating Our Schools 2022 In Pictures

Thank you to all who helped us support PUSD students at Celebrating Our Schools ELEVATE 2022. What an uplifting evening! Alma Stokes, our Exemplary Service Award recipient, reminded us what…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Principal for a Day 2022 – PUSD Principals Rise to the Occasion

  For over 14 years, Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Principal for a Day event has held a special place in our hearts. It engages our community with our schools by inviting…

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PUSD Proud Day Champions Engaged Citizenship

Last week students and community volunteers worked together at Pasadena High School sharing their time, knowledge, and efforts for the first time in a very long while. Hosted by Pasadena…

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Connecting Through Stories: Read Across America 2022

Read Across America was full of stories of adventure and silly fun yet again! Students and readers look forward to this annual celebration each year – a special time to…

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Education – The Treasure that Grows

Being on school campuses and interacting with students is something I get to do on a relatively regular basis. It’s a perk of the job. But it’s been a while…

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Más Puentes Menos Muros / More Bridges Less Walls

Reflections on a multidisciplinary art project at Blair High School By Sehba Sarwar One by one students’ names pop-up in Webex boxes on my computer screen. No one turns on…

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Tenacity & Ancient Artifacts at Eliot Arts

by Marleni Jimenez, PEF Development Manager We know that not all superheroes wear capes. And when our world was flipped upside down, we witnessed the tenacity, steadfast commitment, and creativity…

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ArtCenter and PEF Design Partnership Receives NEA Grant

ArtCenter College of Design Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Grant to Introduce Design into K-12 Education Pasadena Unified Teachers Learn Design Skills to Apply in the Classroom and Students…

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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…

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