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“Pedrozzi Common” set to Honor Mario Pedrozzi

The City of Livermore will be naming an internal street in the new inter-generational affordable housing community development at Chestnut Square. "Pedrozzi Common" will run right through the location where Mario Pedrozzi's home once stood. Pedrozzi Foundation board members were on hand to participate in the ground-breaking of this new development and to celebrate [...]

Pedrozzi Continuous Achievement Scholarship Endowed

Livermore residents Bryan Balazs and Lori Souza have generously donated $100,000 to the Pedrozzi Foundation to endow a scholarship. “One of the important things we've learned from the work of the Pedrozzi Foundation is that community college students often struggle to complete their educational goals to earn a degree or complete their certificate or transfer [...]

Independent Praises Mario Pedrozzi’s Gift of Education

The February 26th edition of The Independent praised Mario Pedrozzi's Gift of Education: "Mario Pedrozzi, a Swiss immigrant who from humble beginnings achieved financial success, gave the Livermore community a wonderful gift. Upon his death, he left almost all of his assets to the community to establish the Mario Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation website [...]

High School Seniors – Submit the FAFSA or CADAA now

Besides applying for college or a vocational training program and enjoying senior year activities, all high school seniors should apply for financial aid to help fund their post high school pursuits. 85% of students have a chance of receiving some kind of financial aid. 92% of applicants from low-income households receive grant money, which never [...]

Apprenticeship Tool Scholarship Available

The Pedrozzi Foundation is expanding its support of students pursuing career training through a strategic partnership with ABC NorCal, Associated Builders and Contractor, Northern California Chapter, by offering tool scholarships to participants in ABC’s Apprenticeship Training Program. Through its federally and state approved apprenticeship program, ABC NorCal provides training in carpentry, construction craft laborer, electrical, [...]

Pedrozzi Foundation & LVJUSD Partnership

Philomena Rambo, Director of Community Engagement, shares why the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District recognized its strong partnership with the Pedrozzi Foundation at an Oct. 2017 School Board meeting. "We are very grateful this evening to be recognizing the Pedrozzi Foundation.  They are steadfast partner and have offered our students tremendous opportunities that are [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars Program Launched

Saray, Trish and Cesar helped create elephant toothpaste during a recent visit to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Discovery Center, experiencing first hand what a chemical catalyst does.  Creating toothpaste was one of a number of science experiments the three sixth-graders, along with other former Marylin Avenue Elementary School alum, participated in while being entertained [...]

Pedrozzi Scholars Open Their Hearts

Pedrozzi Scholars Natalie Palomo, Sarah Bettencourt and Diamond Wesley,  all Las Positas College (LPC) students, recently packed hundreds of lunches for local students through Open Heart Kitchen's Weekend Box Lunch Program.  The three young women, all Pedrozzi Scholarship recipients, began their college careers at LPC and plan to transfer to complete bachelor degrees. Pedrozzi Scholars Volunteer at [...]

Young Scholars Recognized

The Pedrozzi Foundation expanded its partnership with the school district by supporting Principal Alberto Solorzano's efforts to create a college-bound culture among students and families at Marylin Avenue Elementary School, whose student population has a low percentage of parents who earned college degrees. To help create such a culture, the foundation invited eight fifth-grade Principal Honor Roll students to be [...]