SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 270 employees, faculty, staff, students, family members, and friends from Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) and its two academic institutions, Ashford University and University of the Rockies, spent Saturday, April 29 giving back to the communities they serve. The day was designated "Heroes Day," a biannual celebration that promotes the benefits of volunteering.
"Bridgepoint Education's Heroes Day is a great opportunity for Bridgepoint employees and their families to donate their time and make a difference in the community," said Andrew Clark, Bridgepoint Education's chief executive officer. "I am proud of the positive impact our organization has had, and will continue to have, on the communities we serve."
In San Diego, Calif., employees from Bridgepoint Education and Ashford University headed to Fiesta Island Youth Camp to help with enhancing the Youth Camp sign, trail creation, plant removal, and mulching.
In Ashford's Clinton, Iowa location, the Heroes Day focus was helping to restore and clean up the Associate Benevolent Society, a non-profit organization that provides food, baby supplies, and clothing to low income and homeless families in Clinton County.
Meanwhile, more than 40 representatives and their families from Bridgepoint's Denver, Colo. location volunteered at Valverde Elementary School, enhancing the school's campus and updating projects around the grounds.
Heroes Day was also celebrated by Ashford's students. Students from across the country were invited to participate by volunteering in their own communities as part of Ashford's S.T.A.R. (Sharing Time and Resources) volunteer program. In San Diego, Ashford students and their families volunteered alongside Bridgepoint and Ashford employees at Fiesta Island Youth Camp.
To view photos from Bridgepoint's Spring 2017 Heroes Day event, visit https://business.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1523871304303674.1073741828.146770965347055&type=1&business_id=814575565228289&l=8a0a04f8b5. To view Bridgepoint's Spring 2017 Heroes Day video, visit https://youtu.be/ZDCQfEFV8L0.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636.
About Ashford University
Where heritage meets innovation – that's Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor's, and master's degree programs online, allowing students to balance life by providing the flexibility to do school work anywhere, anytime. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, www.twitter.com/AshfordU, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.513.9240 x11636.
About University of the Rockies
University of the Rockies is a leading graduate school of the social and behavioral sciences that offers programs for students seeking their PhD, PsyD, or Master of Arts degree. Based in Denver, Colo., the University provides students with the convenience of an online education. While working toward a degree from anywhere in the country, students enjoy access to industry professionals, research, and publishing opportunities. For more information, please visit www.rockies.edu/, www.twitter.com/URockies, www.facebook.com/UniversityoftheRockies, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 866.621.0124 x11636.
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