Collaborate PASadena Presents 'A Reunion Celebration' Wednesday

Published : Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 5:00 PM

This archival image shows a Collaborate PASadena meeting earlier this year.

Collaborate PASadena is celebrating a successful year this Wednesday through “A Reunion Celebration,” which will again bring together the community organizations, government agencies and school district staff that worked on the shared goal of improving Third Grade reading scores.

At the Reunion Celebration, attendees will participate in a “gallery walk” of the five Collaborate PASadena work groups and a table for youth projects. Through this process they will be able to learn more about the accomplishments of each group in the past six to eight months.

The walk will also offer an opportunity to ask questions about the mission and vision of each work group and about their planned future activities, happening months after the groups last met together.

The event will have members of the CP Leadership Council present, including Mayor Terry Tornek, PUSD Board President Kim Kenne, PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald, Interim City Manager Steve Mermell, and representatives from Altadena and Sierra Madre. Community organizations, businesses, the faith community, parents, students and members of all of Collaborate PASadena’s work groups will also be there.

Reunion Celebration starts at 6 p.m. and will continue on to 8 p.m. at Payton Hall 101 of the Fuller Theological Seminary, at 135 N. Oakland Avenue in Pasadena.

The public will also learn about CP’s work groups and determine how others can join in to help foster positive change in the community.

Collaborate PASadena is a framework under which new partnerships are developed, better working relationships are established and communication between partners and stakeholders is improved.

Everyone is encouraged to support the common goals of Collaborate PASadena in order to achieve the desired outcomes of safety and support for all children and families. The health of the community is the key and core of its success.

Collaborate PASadena work groups are open to the public. The Collaborate

Pasadena website highlights the initiative’s activities and events and explains how interested individuals and organizations can join the effort.

Collaborate PASadena is supported by the City of Pasadena, and the Pasadena Unified School District and receives technical assistance from the Pasadena Education Foundation.

For more information, visit the Collaborate PASadena website,, or send an email to You may also call (626) 396-3625.

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