Pasadena Audubon Society – The Bird Science Program: Pasadena Audubon’s Bird Science Program brings conservation education to children in Pasadena public schools. By developing an appreciation of local birds and their habitat, they build conservation values. They offer classroom visits with lessons on birds and a half day field trip. Foundation funding will be utilized to support field trip transportation, Equipment Binoculars, and other program materials.
Pasadena Education Network – PEN’s School Readiness Program: At PEN’s School Readiness programs, parents of young children learn how to create a home environment that supports their child’s learning, how to conduct activities and develop healthy habits that prepare their students for school success, and how to find and enroll in the right school for their family. PEN is currently developing remote programs so that they can continue to provide parents with the information they need to support their students even if schools remain closed during the summer and fall.
Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation (Pasadena Jaycees) – Operation Santa: The Pasadena Jaycees are monitoring the physical distancing guidelines and plan to do deliver presents in December, as they have since 1934. As state mandates change, the Pasadena Jaycees will monitor their ability to perform the project and are considering contactless deliveries and visits from Santa.
Pasadena Senior Center – 2020 Live Music at the Scott: Summer Concert Music Series: Foundation funding will support the implementation of Live Music at the Scott. This will be a free six-week concert series with programming that is geared towards the musical tastes of older adults. As of now the Pasadena Senior Center is planning to proceed with the program as planned, but if necessary they will either postpone the concerts to later in the summer or early fall, or to have the musicians provide the concerts virtually.
Red Hen Press – Writing in the Schools (WITS): Foundation funds will support two series of creative writing workshops at Eliot Arts Magnet Academy in Pasadena. Red Hens teaching author will conduct at least 12 workshops in two classrooms during the 2020-2021 school year (a minimum of 6 workshops per semester). Grant funding will also support the purchase of programming costs and materials. Red Hen Press does not expect any of its (WITS) programming for the 2020-2021school to be postponed or canceled.