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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.

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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Local Starbucks Staffers Support PUSD Food & Green Space Equity Efforts

Recently employees from our many Pasadena-area Starbucks stores volunteered to support the efforts of Pasadena Educational Foundation and Pasadena Unified School District to advance food equity and offer more green…

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Giving Tuesday: Thank you for 50 years of support!

On this Giving Tuesday, we thank you for all that you have made possible for our Pasadena Unified students and teachers. Throughout our 50 year history of supporting our schools, the generosity of…

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New Phase of Covid-19 Protection Underway at PUSD

Last week Pasadena Educational Foundation assisted Pasadena Unified Health Services by providing volunteer support at its first pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinics and treated healthcare staff to catered boxed lunches. PEF…

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TIAA’s 4th Annual Back to 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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Honoring the Heart of PUSD Schools

To honor those who serve as the heart of our public schools, Pasadena Educational Foundation kicked off it’s 50th year with a “Thanks to You BBQ” hosted by Pasadena Unified…

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Introducing the ArtCenter Design Fellowship

The Pasadena Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual ArtCenter Design Fellowship in partnership with ArtCenter College of Design, ArtCenter Extension (ACX), and the Pasadena Unified School District.…

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Training America’s Next Generation of AI Leaders

The Pasadena Educational Foundation, Caltech, and JPL teamed up with the Mark Cuban Foundation to host a free, 4-week Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp for Pasadena Unified high school students. Program was…

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Volunteer: ‘Tis the season to give and be thankful!

‘Tis the season to give and be thankful! There’s so much going on at PEF to support our PUSD public schools. You can see our Volunteer Calendar is a cornucopia of unique…

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School Harvests: A Farm to School Update

By Brianna Chu Farm to School is a Pasadena Unified School District commitment to sourcing locally grown fruits and vegetables in PUSD school meals. This program takes advantage of the…

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School District to Pandemic Hero PEF: Thanks, Partner

PEF In the News: First published in the Oct. 21 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook. By Camila Castellanos Though the COVID-19 pandemic is not quite in the rearview mirror,…

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