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TS-Produced Videos Spotlight Paramount Education Partnership Program

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The City of Paramount and Paramount Education Partnership (PEP) recently tapped Tripepi Smith to tell the story of the non-profit PEP program through a series of videos. In 2002, the City partnered with the Paramount Unified School District (PUSD) and Paramount Chamber of Commerce to increase educational attainment of Paramount high school students. PEP was born. With over a decade under its belt, PEP has helped Paramount student-residents improve their education and academic achievement by offering supplemental education programs and  scholarships for secondary education.

The Tripepi Smith team collaborated with current and former scholarship recipients and members of the City Council, staff, school district and school board members as well as local businesses and long-time sponsors to capture the full context of PEP’s beginnings. Over the course of four days in Paramount and Long Beach, Tripepi Smith interviewed key leaders of the program’s history.

“Tripepi Smith is our go-to communications firm,” said Paramount City Manager John Moreno. “The Tripepi Smith team truly understands our history as a community, the progress we have made, as well as the work still to be done. We are consistently happy with the work product of Tripepi Smith. Tripepi Smith effectively told the story of one of our most impactful programs–These videos will help spread the word about PEP so more of our community members can get involved. Tripepi Smith’s ability to change direction on a dime, whenever necessary, allowed us to wrap this project up quickly while remaining true to our original vision.”

Tripepi Smith created three videos: one spotlights the history of PEP while another promotes the program to high school seniors. The third encourages the support and donations of local businesses. All three videos will be used by the City to continue expanding the program at both the student and donor levels.

“The Paramount staff and community are a delight to work with,” said Ryder Todd Smith, president of Tripepi Smith. “For decades, the City has continuously sought to improve upon every facet of the community–the success of that work is demonstrated by the City’s PEP program. The partnership between the City, Paramount Unified School District, Paramount Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and residents has resulted in significant progress on the academic outcomes of Paramount’s students.”

About Paramount Unified School District

Paramount Unified School District serves K-12th grade students and is located in Paramount, CA. The mission of the Paramount Unified School District is to ensure learning and success for each student by providing a quality education. Paramount Unified School District strives to be an exemplary district. In order to achieve this, all stakeholders of the District must have a clear sense of its goals. They must seek out, understand, and emulate the characteristics of exemplary schools and be ready to contribute their knowledge and talents to transform this vision into a reality. For more information, visit

About Paramount Education Partnership

The Paramount Education Partnership, or PEP, is an alliance between the City of Paramount, the Paramount Unified School District and the Paramount Chamber of Commerce. It is dedicated to providing programs and services that increase the academic achievement and educational expectations of the City’s residents. More on the formation of PEP.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm located in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies throughout the state of California. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provide a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm also provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of Culver City, City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of Tracy, City of Cupertino, City of Duarte, City of Daly City, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Santa Ana, City of Paramount, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of Yuba City, NHA Advisors, Cal Choice, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Rowland Water District, Valley Water Company, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, League of California Cities, Institute for Local Government, Renne Public Law Group, Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.