About Us

Special thanks to our major donors:
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Bolton Foundation
Wells Fargo

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Foundation is to provide support for work-based learning and financial literacy programs to benefit young people and others seeking employment or professional advancement in our community. This work is done with and through the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association.

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a catalyst transforming high school students into employment and college ready individuals.

The foundation supports Pasadena Youth Works as a collaboration of multiple agencies, non-profits, community organizations and industry partners focused on providing support to youth education through connections to business.

The Foundation facilitates collaborations between business and education with classroom speakers, job shadowing, internship opportunities, college visits and more. 


What We Do

Pasadena Youth Works is a collaboration of public, educational, private, business, arts and non-profit organizations. We work together to support the education of local students through work-based learning experiences, interactions with business and community members and much more.