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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.

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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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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PEF’s Response Fund in Action

Thank you to all who supported the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Response Fund.  With your help we have been distributing meals for Pasadena Unified students and families who are struggling financially…

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Pasadena Educational Foundation Announces 5 New Board Members

For Immediate Release Pasadena, CA—We are proud to announce the election of five new members to our Board of Directors: Dominick Correy, Niki Elliott, Lawton Gray, Laura Mickens, and Annie…

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Thank You Vromans Customers for Donating New Books to PUSD Homeless Youth

“We are very excited to have teamed up with Vroman’s Bookstore to bring books to kids experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness who are part of the Pasadena Unified School District’s…

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Scholarship Spotlights 2020

While high school graduations definitely looked different this year, one thing remains the same—the amazing talent, spirit, passion, and strength of Pasadena Unified’s graduating seniors. Every year, the Pasadena Educational…

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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…

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PEF Launches Free At Home Summer Program

Pasadena Educational Foundation Launches At Home Edition of its Popular Summer Enrichment Program Featuring Free Weekly Video Lessons and Activities Pasadena, CA — In its 17th year of offering fun summer…

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A Renewed Commitment to Education, Equality, & Safety

The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have shocked everyone with a conscience. Moreover, the disturbing, brutal responses to protestors by some federal, state, and local law…

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Celebrating the Manwani Family Scholarship in 2020

Celebrating the Manwani Family Scholarship in 2020 by Brianna Chu In its second year, the Manwani Family Scholarship is a scholarship specifically for Marshall Fundamental graduates, created by Marshall alumnus…

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LA84 Foundation and Pasadena Educational Foundation Keep PUSD Students Healthy and Active

The LA84 Foundation, in partnership with the Pasadena Educational Foundation, brought its #StayActiveStayStrong program to students in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). The #StayActiveStayStrong program encourages healthy activities for…

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Celebrating the Norman Schmidt Visual Arts Scholarship in 2020

Celebrating the Norman Schmidt Visual Arts Scholarship in 2020 by Brianna Chu The Norman Schmidt Visual Arts Scholarship is named after the beloved Director of Art and art teacher, recognized…

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PEF 3D Printing Workshop: An Impromptu Video Tour

Tony Gordo, our Programs Coordinator and now 3D Printing Manager was at our 3D Printing Design Workshop at John Muir Early College Magnet High School and gave us an impromptu…

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#PUSDproud – Picking Up Good Vibrations

By Nancy Carol Inguanzo | PEF Volunteer & Engagement Manager Pasadena Educational Foundation has been working hard to launch new initiatives to keep our community connected and help high school…

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