Invest in PUSD Kids (IIPK)

IIPK is an eight- year-old grassroots organization created to give parents and families a greater voice in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) and improve conditions in the public schools.

A group of parents, community residents, and teachers called the group “Invest in PUSD Kids” because they wanted our broader community to come together and invest more of its resources, time and talents to support our public schools. We wanted to help organize a unified voice that would hold accountable our community leaders to keep public education as a top priority. Our mission is to broaden, strengthen, and give voice to the constituency for our public schools.” For more information see the IIPK Facebook Page.


Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF)

PEF was founded in 1971 to support public education in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. It is the oldest education foundation in the state of California.

The vision of PEF is that every PUSD student will receive an excellent education so that each may reach his or her full potential and become a joyful and fully engaged member of our democratic society. It is PEF’s mission to support, enhance and supplement the programs, initiatives and priorities of the PUSD. Over the past 15 years, the foundation has generated $90 million for PUSD students, teachers and principals through individual and business donations, foundation support and government grants. To find out more about PEF and how you can support their efforts please visit


Pasadena Education Network

PEN is a grass-roots nonprofit promoting family participation in public education to benefit all students in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. We help parents discover, explore, and evaluate their public schools and become effective volunteers in their schools and in the district. To join our growing network of families or to find out about school tours, free information programs and resources for parents, visit