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A group of 7 adults stand together facing the camera in front of the corner of a building that painted in a blue, yellow and orange mural that reads MUSTANGS.

An Afternoon at John Muir High School

Pasadena Community Foundation hears frequently about the great things happening at John Muir High School Early College Magnet in northwest Pasadena. Muir’s momentum can be attributed to many factors, including the dynamic leadership of principal Dr. Lawton Gray, its three College and Career Academies, a dedicated parent body, and an array of outstanding extracurricular programs….

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A black and white sign with a stylized rose reads Rosebud Coffee. It appears to be hung outdoors in a tree.

PCF Sponsors Internships for Former Foster Youth

Last fall, Pasadena Community Foundation was presented with a unique opportunity to expand its support for Transitional Age Youth (TAY). Coffee with a Cause, a Pasadena-based nonprofit social enterprise that assists TAY, requested funding to enroll three young adults in its paid internship program that helps youth secure stable, long-term employment. Recognizing the impact of…

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A broadly smiling woman behind a table hands a festive red gift bag to a smiling Black woman on the other side of the table in a room filled with gifts and other people.

Yes Virginia Grants Bring Holiday Joy to 1,500 Families

For nearly 30 years, Pasadena Community Foundation has ended the year with some very special grants. The Yes Virginia Grant Program helps local nonprofits host holiday experiences for children and their families. Many of them feature Santa Claus and gift giving, some involve real snow, and all help young people feel special and loved. This…

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