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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.

2,000 Volunteer Hours in 2020 – Extraordinary Work

By Nancy Carol Inguanzo | PEF Volunteer & Engagement Manager We had no idea how much would be asked of Pasadena Educational Foundation volunteers in 2020. Our community needs changed…

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Community Champions – PUSD Arts & Theatre Artist Jessica Winward

Job losses due to the coronavirus stay at home orders have far-reaching impacts. According to a recent study by the Brookings Institute, creative occupations in the fine and performing arts…

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Our Community’s Generosity Has Strengthened and Inspired Us

Thank you! Our heartfelt thanks to our community for your support and all that you have made possible for our Pasadena Unified students and teachers. Throughout this challenging time, the…

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COVID-19 Relief Made Possible by the Pasadena Community Foundation

From the onset of COVID-19, the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) swiftly moved to support and uplift the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) and the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), providing generous…

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Video: Teachers’ Share Challenges & Victories During Remote Learning

“Public education has always been the great equalizer. It is an essential component to our country’s past successes and enduring idealism. Every student deserves access to high-quality, well-funded public education.”…

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Supporting Community Through Volunteering & Leadership: Felicia Williams

Former Pasadena Educational Foundation board member Felicia Williams begins her tenure as District 2 representative on the Pasadena City Council this week. Felicia holds a B.A. from Stanford University in…

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Teacher Grant Photo Gallery 2020

We Celebrated Our Teacher Grants with a Parade Our amazing 2020-21 PEF Teacher Grant winners decorated their cars and received their awards at the first-ever teacher celebratory parade in front…

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Imagine Being a Teacher

Dear PEF friends and supporters, Imagine being a teacher trying to teach kindergartners their ABCs only on video. Or teaching music without instruments. Imagine being a student trying to do…

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Media Release: PEF Presents $140,000 in Grants to PUSD Teachers at Parade Celebration

Pasadena Educational Foundation Presents $140,000 in Grants to Pasadena Unified School District Teachers at Parade Celebration More than 100 teachers joined the parade in decorated cars to receive their awards.…

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Teacher Grants Celebration 2020

WE CELEBRATED OUR TEACHER GRANTS WITH A PARADE Our amazing 2020-21 PEF Teacher Grant winners decorated their cars and received their awards at the first-ever teacher celebratory parade in front…

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Thank You Neighborhood Church of Pasadena!

This fall, the Neighborhood Church of Pasadena reached out to the Pasadena Educational Foundation to take part in its “Share the Plate” initiative. Every Sunday the church collects an offering…

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Grab & Grow Kits Support Science & Art Learning

By Nancy Carol Inguanzo | PEF Volunteer & Engagement Manager Recently Pasadena Educational Foundation volunteers helped assemble and distribute seed kits and art books to Pasadena Unified School District third…

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Bluebeam Supports PUSD Principals During Remote Learning

“Bluebeam employees were thrilled to create care packages and write encouraging notes for the PUSD principals that have worked tirelessly to serve students and staff during a particularly challenging time.…

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Your Vote Counted… For Our Public Schools

Special thanks to all of you who voted in support of Measure O! If there’s a positive that can be taken away from this horrible pandemic, it’s the increased public…

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PEF Endorses Measure O 2020

The Pasadena Educational Foundation endorses Pasadena Measure O which provides funding to increase student access to technology, expand STEAM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering, Technology, Arts, and Math), and school improvements.…

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Every student deserves access to high-quality, well-funded public education

A message from Executive Director Patrick Conyers… This school year looks and feels different than those we all remember, with students meeting their new teachers and seeing old friends on…

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Community Heroes Combat Food Insecurity

By Nancy Carol Inguanzo | PEF Volunteer & Engagement Manager Today on this World Food Day, it’s important to remember that many of our families and friends need our support…

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Alma Stokes: A Lifetime of Activism, Community, Faith, and Resilience 

by Brianna Chu Early Life Alma Stokes’s four oldest children can imagine their mother’s life as a movie. The seventh child of a family of twelve children, Alma was born…

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PEF Response Fund in Action: Arts as a Healing Community-building Strategy

With support from PEF, more than 150 Pasadena Unified elementary and secondary teachers are participating in Creative Wellbeing: Arts, Schools, & Resilience: A School-based Healing-informed Arts Education Project. Los Angeles…

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Extra Yard for Teachers Week Honors PUSD Teacher Cynthia Macias

Thank you Pasadena Tournament of Roses and CFP Foundation! Story courtesy Pasadena Tournament of Roses. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Kicks Off Extra Yard for Teachers Week by Honoring Local…

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