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05 / 2019 article

Bridgepoint Education and Ashford University Heroes Show San Diego How Much They Care


Hundreds of employees from Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) and their academic institution, Ashford University, will descend on a canyon in Mission Valley tomorrow, April 20, as part of a biannual employee volunteer effort known as Heroes Day. Bridgepoint Education teamed up with the San Diego River Park Foundation for the volunteer event, which will include nature trail creation, plant and debris removal, and additional improvements as part of the San Diego River Garden Restoration Project.

The San Diego River Park Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of the San Diego River Park. Their mission is to restore the San Diego River back to a healthy waterway and create the San Diego River Park System, which is comprised of a variety of parks, open spaces, and community places along the 52-mile San Diego River connected by a river trail from the mountains to the ocean.

The San Diego Heroes Day event is part of a larger company-wide volunteer effort to support National Volunteer Month. All employees and students connected to Bridgepoint Education and its two academic institutions were encouraged to take part in Heroes Day and volunteer. Planned Heroes Day volunteer events will take place at locations in Clinton, Iowa; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Denver, Colo.; and San Diego.

Bridgepoint Education is dedicated to enriching lives and the communities it serves and encourages employees to embody that sentiment and donate their time to worthwhile causes. The organization holds two Heroes Day events each year to provide employees opportunities to give back to the community. In October 2012, nearly 150 employees and their families helped revitalize the Mary Fay Pendleton School located on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The exteriors of five buildings were painted, totaling more than 600 manpower hours.

About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.

About Ashford University

Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor’s degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.