Maranatha Teens Provide Homework Help to Rosebud Kids

Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK Maranatha High School sophomore Nathaniel Nguyen tutors Pasadena Rosebud Academy students (from left) Jacob Shorter, Jeremiah Turnbull and Manny Shorter as part of an outreach program at Maranatha.
Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK
Maranatha High School sophomore Nathaniel Nguyen tutors Pasadena Rosebud Academy students (from left) Jacob Shorter, Jeremiah Turnbull and Manny Shorter as part of an outreach program at Maranatha.

It’s one thing to understand a subject, but it’s entirely something different to be able to pass that knowledge on to someone else.
For a group of students from Maranatha High School, they’re finding this out for themselves. Continue reading “Maranatha Teens Provide Homework Help to Rosebud Kids”

Chandler School Girl Scouts Assist Door of Hope’s Homeless

Chandler School students Emma Stellar, Arianna Stavropoulos, Madison Bradford and Ashley Ahn were among the Girl Scouts who partnered with Pasadena-based Door of Hope, an organization that helps families transition out of homelessness.
Chandler School students Emma Stellar, Arianna Stavropoulos, Madison Bradford and Ashley Ahn were among the Girl Scouts who partnered with Pasadena-based Door of Hope, an organization that helps families transition out of homelessness.

If it is better to give than to receive, then Girl Scout Troop #611 is doing very well.
As part of a community service project, a handful of 8th-grade girls from this troop based out of Chandler School has partnered with the afterschool program at Door of Hope, an organization that helps families transition out of homelessness. Continue reading “Chandler School Girl Scouts Assist Door of Hope’s Homeless”

Pacific Clinics: Treating Mentally Ill, Family, Stigma for 90 Years

Jim Balla Pacific Clinics CEO
Jim Balla
Pacific Clinics CEO

As Pacific Clinics celebrates its 90th anniversary advancing behavioral health care in the San Gabriel Valley, President and CEO Jim Balla said there is one true way to honor the milestone: fight the stigma attached to mental illness.
“As we address stigma, we bring to light that these are diseases,” he said. “Nobody asks for these. Just like nobody asks to have cancer or childhood diseases. And the good news is there is appropriate medication that has evolved to treat symptoms. And then we wrap around case management so individuals can recover and live productive lives.” Continue reading “Pacific Clinics: Treating Mentally Ill, Family, Stigma for 90 Years”

Playhouse Unveils New Lobby Reminiscent of Past

OUTLOOK photo Landscape architect Nord Eriksson, designer Rozalynn Woods, Pasadena Playhouse Board chair Brad King and Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman celebrate the completion of the Playhouse’s revamped lobby.
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Landscape architect Nord Eriksson, designer Rozalynn Woods, Pasadena Playhouse Board chair Brad King and Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman celebrate the completion of the Playhouse’s revamped lobby.

If you stop by the Pasadena Playhouse, you will notice something different about the place. Some of its patrons came together with Playhouse leaders recently to unveil the renovation of the building’s lobby.
The renovation cost more than $100,000, said Brad King, chairman of the Playhouse’s board. Continue reading “Playhouse Unveils New Lobby Reminiscent of Past”

Morning Octane Revs Up Cars, Toys for Tots

Photo by Shel Segal | OUTLOOK
Photo by Shel Segal | OUTLOOK
Pasadena-based Rusnak Auto Group and Toys for Tots sponsored a holiday toy drive as part of a regular Morning Octane event.

Nothing says a toy drive like a car show.
In an effort to help kids all around the San Gabriel Valley who are less fortunate, Rusnak Auto Group combined its Morning Octane on Saturday with a Toys for Tots event in the parking lot of Santa Anita Park with the hopes of gathering gifts for area children. Continue reading “Morning Octane Revs Up Cars, Toys for Tots”

Athletic Gaines Trains PHS Athletes Like the Pros

Photo courtesy Parker Vanderpool Key personnel contributing to the success of Pasadena Unified School District’s partnership with CATZ are Director of Training Darelle Noel, trainer Kendrick Watson, investor Bob Meers, managing partner Catherine Kelly, and trainers Joshua Robinson, Cameron Phillips and Daniel Higuera.
Photo courtesy Parker Vanderpool
Key personnel contributing to the success of Pasadena Unified School District’s partnership with CATZ are Director of Training Darelle Noel, trainer Kendrick Watson, investor Bob Meers, managing partner Catherine Kelly, and trainers Joshua Robinson, Cameron Phillips and Daniel Higuera.

Imagine being a high school athlete and being given a chance to train and prepare like the pros. For more than 100 athletes in the Pasadena Unified School District, this dream has become a reality. Continue reading “Athletic Gaines Trains PHS Athletes Like the Pros”

Bad Weather Shelter Ready to Help Homeless

With the winter season almost upon the San Gabriel Valley, the less fortunate in the community now have a place to escape the colder elements and stay safe.

Photo by Shel Segal | OUTLOOK
Photo by Shel Segal | OUTLOOK
Friends In Deed, based in Pasadena, sponsors the Bad Weather Shelter as well as a food pantry (above).

Thanks to the Pasadena-based charitable organization Friends In Deed, when the weather drops below 40 degrees or when there is at least a 40% chance of rain, the group opens its Bad Weather Shelter. Continue reading “Bad Weather Shelter Ready to Help Homeless”

Pasadena Students Learn From Caltech Tutors

Photo courtesy Caltech Caltech students are tutoring 8th-12th-graders from Pasadena Unified schools in a unique program through the Caltech Y.
Photo courtesy Caltech
Caltech students are tutoring 8th-12th-graders from Pasadena Unified schools in a unique program through the Caltech Y.

For most high school students, math and science are the most difficult subjects there are to tackle. Fortunately, some students in Pasadena and surrounding communities are getting help in passing those classes.
Around 75 students who have a C grade or below in math or science have enrolled in the Rise Tutoring Program through the Caltech Y. The program matches students from grades 8-12 with Caltech students for low-cost tutoring to improve their grades in those classes. Continue reading “Pasadena Students Learn From Caltech Tutors”