Paterson Education Fund

The Paterson Education Fund (PEF) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate community action for change so that the Paterson Public Schools ensure that all Paterson children achieve high standards.

PEF’s Goals are:

  • To build our community’s civic capacity to support, monitor and advocate education reform.
  • To educate and enable community leadership to understand and act on changing education needs.
  • To provide a forum for the community to effectively participate in the decision-making processes concerning education.

Founded in 1983, PEF’s activities build and nourish a constituency for systematic school reform by educating the community on the importance of high standards and expectations in providing quality education for all children. PEF convenes and brokers relationships between the Paterson school district and private sector entities interested in public education in Paterson.