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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.

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…

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Teacher Grants Celebration Video 2020

Join the Pasadena Educational Foundation, College Football Playoff Foundation, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation, PEF Staff, and the Teacher Grant Committee in celebrating our 2020 PEF Teacher Grant Winners! Our…

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Thank You Neighborhood Church of Pasadena!

This fall, the Neighborhood Church of Pasadena reached out to the Pasadena Educational Foundation to take part in its “Share the Plate” initiative. Every Sunday the church collects an offering…

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Grab & Grow Kits Support Science & Art Learning

By Nancy Carol Inguanzo | PEF Volunteer & Engagement Manager Recently Pasadena Educational Foundation volunteers helped assemble and distribute seed kits and art books to Pasadena Unified School District third…

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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.…

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PEF Endorses Measure O 2020

The Pasadena Educational Foundation endorses Pasadena Measure O which provides funding to increase student access to technology, expand STEAM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering, Technology, Arts, and Math), and school improvements.…

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Every student deserves access to high-quality, well-funded public education

A message from Executive Director Patrick Conyers… This school year looks and feels different than those we all remember, with students meeting their new teachers and seeing old friends on…

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Community Heroes Combat Food Insecurity

By Nancy Carol Inguanzo | PEF Volunteer & Engagement Manager Today on this World Food Day, it’s important to remember that many of our families and friends need our support…

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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…

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PEF Response Fund in Action: Arts as a Healing Community-building Strategy

With support from PEF, more than 150 Pasadena Unified elementary and secondary teachers are participating in Creative Wellbeing: Arts, Schools, & Resilience: A School-based Healing-informed Arts Education Project. Los Angeles…

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Extra Yard for Teachers Week Honors PUSD Teacher Cynthia Macias

Thank you Pasadena Tournament of Roses and CFP Foundation! Story courtesy Pasadena Tournament of Roses. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Kicks Off Extra Yard for Teachers Week by Honoring Local…

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Tapping Into Creativity with Good Vibes

  By Nancy Carol Inguanzo | PEF Volunteer & Engagement Manager At the end of August, Pasadena Educational Foundation wrapped up our Good Vibes Volunteer effort. The program was launched…

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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…

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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…

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Thank You TIAA’s Pasadena Office!

Thank you to TIAA’s Pasadena office for once again supporting the Pasadena Educational Foundation. More than 50 employees donated more than 500 school and art supplies, and TIAA matched their…

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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…

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PEF & California Credit Union Honor PUSD Staff and Community Volunteer

Every year, the Pasadena Educational Foundation supports PUSD’s Welcome Back Event & Awards Ceremony to kick off the new school year. While this year we couldn’t do it in person…

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PEF Summer 2020 Goes Digital: A Teacher’s View

The Pasadena Educational Foundation’s summer program moved online this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and teachers and students embarked on a whole new educational journey together. By the…

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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,…

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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…

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