Support Kids Reading This Summer: Check Out These Programs
Pasadena Libraries
Click here to download the flier. For more details, contact your neighborhood Pasadena Public Library.
Altadena Library District
To learn more about the programs for babies, elementary students, teens, and adults, click here.
Sierra Madre Library
To learn more about the programs for children, teens, and adults, click here.
Realtor Book Drive Delivers!
The Pasadena Education Foundation's Realtor Initiative has provided summer reading books for 2nd graders again this year, for the third straight year. More than 1,500 books are distributed to children to encourage them to continue reading during the summer break. Pictured here is Keller Williams realtor Carrie Benuska and a second grade class on delivery day!
The Vision | The children of Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre all grow up in a safe, stable,
                        and supportive environment that prepares them for success in school and life.
LCAP Gathering a Success
On May 9, in partnership with the Pasadena Unified School District, Collaborate PASadena hosted an educational and infomation-gathering session with parents, community members, and others around the district's Local Control Accountability Plan for FY2019. Attended by more than 40 stakeholders, the gathering provided an opportunity to discuss the draft plan and to share questions and concerns with district personnel.

In 2013, California passed a law that aimed to revolutionize how school districts receive state funding. The Local Control Funding Formula, or LCFF, gives school districts the autonomy to decide which programs and services to spend state funding on. The LCAP is intended as a comprehensive planning tool to support student outcomes. The PUSD is required to prepare an LCAP which describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all pupils. Click here to view the draft FY2019 LCAP.
The Partnership for Success!

For the last 28 years, a collaboration between private and public schools in Pasadena known as the Partnership for Success! has provided a fully-funded summer enrichment program designed to help students realize their academic goals and learn the skills needed for a brighter future. 

This unique program spans nine consecutive summers for participants, including the summer after graduation. Pasadena public school students are selected by their school principals, and every summer 430 students are immersed in a well-balanced curriculum including math, science, technology, and language arts. Additionally, students receive academic tutoring and college counseling.

Drawing on expertise, resources, and support from public and private schools, Partnership for Success! is committed to preparing Pasadena's next generation of engaged, productive citizens. Each year over 90% of students return to the program, and 100% of students who have completed the program graduate from high school. In addition, over 90% of Partnership for Success! graduates have advanced to college.

The Class of 2018 is pictured above at their PFS! Graduation where they received stoles to wear during their high school graduation ceremonies, showing their 9-year commitment and academic excellence in the program. Each student gave insight into their program experience and updated their friends, family, and community members on their college decisions. An impactful evening, indeed!

To learn more, click here.
Jaylin Miller is undoubtedly one of PUSD’s most inspiring and substantially improved students. Despite personal challenges and barriers, Jaylin persevered with a transfer to Rose City High School in hopes of recovering high school credits. She not only met this goal, but also excelled in the remainder of her courses.

“When I transferred to Rose City, I became focused, and my grades improved. I realized that it is important to do well in school in order to have a great career.”

Her hard work is evident in her grades; since enrolling at Rose City, Jaylin has been on every Principal’s Honor Roll list. She is also a recipient of various student awards including Student of the Month, Service Oriented Citizen, Responsible Academic Leader, and Outstanding Community, as well as PUSD’s Arts Program internship. Jaylin even graduated a quarter earlier than her peers, ranking 12 of 102, while also working part-time at McDonald’s.
Jaylin is also a star student volunteer. She frequently assisted Rose City’s main office clerk and was nominated by faculty to represent the student body during campus tours as assurance that the school would be a life-changing decision. One of her passions was to make the school a better place for all. “I realized some of the students didn’t seem excited to come to school or stay past lunch, so I started games and played music during lunch time to make school more engaging.”

Jaylin demonstrates great compassion towards others, and is now working hard to make her dreams a reality. She will continue to work at McDonald’s while attending Pasadena City College, and she hopes to eventually intern at a local hospital and transfer to one of her dream schools: Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; or California State University, East Bay. Thanks to support from College Access Plan, Jaylin’s goal is to graduate in 2022 with a BS in Registered Nursing, focusing in Maternal, Infant, and Child Health. She also plans to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing Administration. She says her lifelong passion is to serve her community.

If Jaylin could give advice to her fellow students, she would say, “Stay positive, and don’t let others distract you. Always remember to BE YOURSELF. Why fit in, when you were born to stand out?”
Kudos to Two of Our Leaders
Two members of our Leadership Council recently received high honors!

For the 41st Assembly District's 2018 "Nonprofit of the Year," Asssemblymember Chris Holden has chosen to honor the Flintridge Center, a nonprofit headed by Jaylene Moseley that supports formerly incarcerated adults and at-risk youth to break the cycle of poverty and violence through community planning, innovation and action.

Holden has also named Webster's Community Pharmacy, owned by Meredith and Michael Miller, 41st Assembly District’s 2018 "Small Business of the Year" in recognition of the store’s significance and contribution to the Altadena and Pasadena communities.

Congratulations Jaylene and Meredith, and thank you also for your service to the community through Collaborate PASadena!
Learn | Grow | Lead
LevelUP2, a two-day Youth Leadership Conference presented by the Youth Leadership Network, a collaborative group of youth-serving organizations in Pasadena, is coming back this year, to the Pasadena Central Library on Thursday and Friday, July 26-27, for youth ages 12-18 at no cost to them. The event will feature top speakers and trainers in the Pasadena area. Last year, more than 70 young people participated and we anticipate doubling that number this year! Youth and Exhibitors sign-up here .

In order to address the race and gender gap in the field of math and sciences, Day One launched Space Race: Mission Possible Run to raise funds to support youth participation in STEAM programs. Click here to sign-up as a team, an individual, or to sponsor a student for the Run/Walk 5k/10k on June 16th!
News and Events
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Partner Praise
John Muir High School is the site of a new banking branch for the Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union, thanks to a partnership between the credit union, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and PUSD! The PSFCU employs students and gives hands-on job experience for those interested in pursuing careers in the finance industry. We are excited to have PSFCU lead a finance "Bite of Reality" workshop at the levelUP2 conference!
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