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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.

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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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…

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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…

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First Time in 17 Years – Thanks to You!

This New Year’s morning we woke up to something extra special! The Pasadena Unified All-Star Band marched in the 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade for the first time in 17…

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We have Teacher Grant Decoration Winners!

During our Teacher Grant drive through parade, teachers were asked to decorate their cars for a chance to win a prize. Our teachers did not disappoint, which made it difficult…

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A video message of gratitude from the PEF staff

We are so proud of all the work that we do at the Pasadena Educational Foundation, but know we can only do it with the support from our generous community.…

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We Have Been PUSD Proud for Fifty Years!

So much has changed in the world around us in a short period of time — where we gather, how we work, and the new ways teachers teach and students…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Media Release: PEF Presents $200,000 in Grants to PUSD Teachers at Parade Celebration

More than 100 teachers joined the parade in decorated cars to receive their awards. [Photo gallery available 12/8] PASADENA, CA – Pasadena Unified (PUSD) teachers and principals received $200,000 in…

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