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Our Stories: Making an Impact Everyday

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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.

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…

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ED TALK Raises Community Voices

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Pasadena Educational Foundation held an education-focused panel discussion featuring nationally-recognized experts and local education leaders — ED TALK with Larry Mantle — on…

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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…

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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…

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College Fair & Football

Yesterday Pasadena Educational Foundation staff members greeted students and parents as they entered Pasadena Unified School District’s Annual College Fair at the Pasadena Convention Center. Staff handed out our iconic…

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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…

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PUSD Graduates Are Going Places!

Want to know where our PUSD Class of 2022 students are going to school after graduation? We designed this map to show the amazing spread of our graduates to colleges…

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PUSD Awarded Third Federal Magnet Grant

Grant Expands Innovative Programs for Elementary and Middle School Students Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) has been awarded a $15 million Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP)…

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TIAA’s 5th Annual School Supply Drive

PEF is grateful to join forces with partners and give back to our community. To start the season of giving, employees from TIAA, TIAA bank, and nuveen™ donated more than…

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2022 Scholarship Celebration

2022 was a great year for scholarships! We were able to award over $113,000 to PUSD students. The following are the fantastic recipients from each school: Blair High School Blair…

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

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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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