Affiliated Parent Leadership Groups

  • Parents and adult caregivers of PUSD students can get involved and make a positive impact by joining community leadership groups that support and are affiliated with PUSD. 

    Collaborate PASadena

    • Embracing the vision that 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 in life, Collaborate PASadena is an initiative of the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Unified School District that works toward building better working relationships, accountability and communication. A wide array of representatives from the City, PUSD and nonprofit organizations meet regularly in work groups addressing five key areas: Early Learning, Healthy Families, Parent Engagement, Student Success and Supportive Communities. All groups are open to anyone interested in working together toward better outcomes for children. Go to for more information and to become involved.

    Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF)

    • For more than 45 years, the Pasadena Educational Foundation has been committed to building dynamic community partnerships to support our Pasadena Unified School District schools. Being a vital part of the community enables PEF to provide essential resources and enrichment opportunities to every public school student in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.

      Find out how you can get involved with PEF.

     Pasadena Education Network (PEN)

    • PEN is an independent grassroots non-profit organization that promotes informed family participation in public schools for the benefit of all children in our community. Founded by parents in 2006, PEN is now a network of more than 1,300 families that are enrolled in or considering enrolling in schools throughout Pasadena Unified School District. PEN provides unbiased information, parent education programs, and services that make it easy for parents to explore and evaluate our public schools, and to engage as effective partners with their own schools and with the district. We believe that all children benefit from an education that is culturally, socio-economically, and racially diverse, and that families need easy access to credible information about public schools from a trusted source so that they can make informed decisions about their children’s education. PEN is committed to providing parents with the tools and skills that they need to not only serve their own children’s interests, but to serve the common good of all students. Visit to learn more or to join our growing network.