Pacific Oaks College Purchases Campus, Solidifies City Roots

Pacific Oaks Education Corp. has purchased the property and campus which houses the college, solidifying the school’s roots within the city of Pasadena and strengthening its mission to positively impact the local community, PO said in a statement.
The purchase includes properties located at 45 and 55 Eureka Street, as well as two buildings at 433 N. Fair Oaks Ave. and 100 W. Villa Street, situated at the southernmost edge of northwest Pasadena.
For more than 70 years, PO has been a pioneer in anti-bias and progressive curriculum in the fields of early childhood education, human development and marriage and family therapy.
“Establishing a permanent home in northwest Pasadena is of great significance to Pacific Oaks and a continued step toward the achievement of our social justice mission. This commitment to our neighbors is an investment in our future, the city’s future, and the many lives we help to transform,” said Patricia Breen, president of Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School.
Located within the District 3 boundaries of Pasadena, PO resides in an area with an economically diverse population and a history within the social justice movement. The institution strives to be an anchor and a gathering place for residents and community members.
“Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School has cemented its preeminent position of developing educators in the space of early childhood education and so much more,” said John Kennedy, vice mayor of Pasadena and councilmember for District 3. “The college’s recent purchase of its northwest Pasadena campus, after years of renting there, is a testament to the commitment, vision and expertise of President Patricia Breen in building community. The trajectory of
Pacific Oaks College is in one direction, up!”
The institution said it plans to host a Pacific Oaks Community Housewarming in fall 2017 to celebrate the legacy and the future of Pacific Oaks College in its newly permanent home.

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