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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.

A Hand Up: Families in Transition’s Winterfest

Socorro Naranja Rocha knows what it’s like to be new to this country and poor. Born in a small town in Mexico, her mother passed away just before Christmas when…

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The Necessity of Student Voice

By Gabrielle Trujillo, 17 (she/her) Pasadena High School ‘24 On August 3rd, the majority of PUSD students were dreading the end of summer, and bracing for the start of a…

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The Essence of the Season: Holiday Giving Shows Value

This holiday season, the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) has brought joy and reinforced community through offering holiday support to Families in Transition (FIT) and Pasadena Altadena Coalition of Transformative Leaders…

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More Than A Place of Instruction – Marshall Fundamental Hosts PEF Board

What better way to stay informed about the innovative learning taking place in our Pasadena public schools than to visit them! This week the Pasadena Educational Foundation held its Board…

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Tacos, Tuesday, & Thanks – A Trifecta of Gratitude for PUSD Staff

Taco Tuesday was in full force yesterday at the Pasadena Unified School District Ed Center when the Pasadena Educational Foundation treated administration and facilities staff to this quintessential meal. “Thanks…

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PUSD’s College Fair: A Valuable Platform For Students

Yesterday Pasadena Educational Foundation warmly welcomed students and parents as they arrived at the Annual College Fair hosted by the Pasadena Unified School District at the Pasadena Convention Center. Our…

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Building Stronger Connections with PUSD

Last Friday morning Pasadena Unified School District Education Center was buzzing with excitement and enthusiasm as community partners gathered for the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s (PEF) Community Engagement Mixer. This event…

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Teacher Grant Spotlight: STEM

2023-24 Teacher Grant applications are now open! All certificated PUSD staff are welcome to apply by October 6th, 2023. Every year, we’re amazed at all the different ways that PUSD…

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Teacher Grant Spotlight: Student Wellness

2023-24 Teacher Grant applications are now open! All certificated PUSD staff are welcome to apply by October 6th, 2023. Every year, we’re amazed at all the different ways that PUSD…

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Teacher Grant Spotlight: Arts Integration

2023-24 Teacher Grant applications are now open! All certificated PUSD staff are welcome to apply by October 6th, 2023. Every year, we’re amazed at all the different ways that PUSD…

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PUSD Teachers: Apply now for Teacher Grants

Calling all Pasadena Unified Teachers! Elevate your classroom experience with a 2023-24 Pasadena Educational Foundation Teacher Grant. Grant applications are due online by Sunday, October 8, 2023. PEF grants, provided…

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2023 PUSD Graduate Destinations

As PUSD Graduates are once again moving across the state and country to continue their education, we want to highlight their achievements by showing all the great places they’re heading…

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