Many of us are the first in our family to go to college. We know the how hard it is to be the first. But it’s not impossible. We can help.

Let PEF train you as a peer facilitator who can go to your school, faith-based organization or community group for a 45 minute to 1 1/2 hour session. Using a PBS video called “The College Track” you will lead a group and talk about the challenges, suggest pathways and give participants tools to help their children.  PEF also trains young people to lead sessions with their peers.

Want to join a training session? Want a College Track session at your school or program? Call us at 973-881-8914 and ask for Doris. She’ll connect you to the right opportunity.

PEF also sponsors a special tabloid newspaper insert about college going written by Paterson High School students, for Paterson students.

We cherish our volunteers!


Paterson Education Fund
451 Van Houten Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
P: 973.881.8914
F: 973.881.8059

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Paterson Education Fund (PEF)

PEF activates students, parents, community members, and schools to adopt winning strategies for teaching and learning. PEF’s critical investments expand educators’ and families’ vision of what Paterson children can do.