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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.

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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PEF Receives $10,000 PCF Emergency Response Grant

Thank you Pasadena Community Foundation for providing COVID-19 Response grants to support our Pasadena Unified School District students and families experiencing extreme hardship from the economic, social, and physical impact…

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PFAR Giving Supports PEF Response Fund

Thank you Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® ! On Thursday, May 14, the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® unveiled PFAR Giving, an initiative centered on investing in the community. Partnering with the Pasadena…

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Celebrating our Teachers with UTP and Chiquita Bonita

May 13, 2020, is California’s Day of the Teacher and this year’s theme is California Teachers: Inspiring Generations. Whether in person or at a distance during the global pandemic, the…

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App Academy Students Visualize Sound & Create Interactive VR Scenes

Our App Academy freshman and sophomore students have been busy since they started distance learning. The App Academy is a four-year computer science pathway program at Pasadena High School made…

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Innovating to Protect Critical Workers and Volunteers

[Article courtesy Pasadena NOW] As news across the globe pronounced a shortage of protective equipment for critical workers, the Pasadena Educational Foundation turned to its longstanding 3D printing program in…

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Teacher Appreciation Spotlight – Madison Elementary

By Noemi Orduña, Principal – James Madison Elementary Madison Elementary School has a dedicated and talented teaching staff—a true Family of Learners, Growing together! Each teacher brings their unique gifts…

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Teacher Appreciation Spotlight – Altadena Arts Magnet

By Benita Scheckel, Principal – Altadena Arts Magnet Altadena Arts Magnet is the premiere arts and French dual language immersion elementary school in the San Gabriel Valley. One of our…

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A Summer Enrichment Program Message

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the current shelter-in-place order, we unfortunately will not be able to hold our traditional, in-person Summer Enrichment Program this year. With your important…

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