Marshall Elementary is getting an extreme school makeover this weekend thanks to Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of post-secondary education services. Armed with paint brushes, paint, ladders and smiles, nearly 500 Bridgepoint employees will gather at the school on Saturday, October 29 at 8:30 a.m. to help the revitalization effort.
“This is a great opportunity for our company and employees to give back to the community, covering two of our primary social responsibility focus areas: education and youth,” said Jennifer Love Bruce, Bridgepoint Education’s director of community relations. “We are really excited to make a difference in the lives of these students. They are in for a big surprise Monday morning.”
Working with United We Paint, Bridgepoint Education is providing all of the paint, ladders, supplies and volunteers to help create a more inviting learning environment for the students, teachers and staff of Marshall Elementary. The elementary school, located at 3550 Altadena Ave. in Chollas Creek, has not received a complete makeover in nearly two decades.
Volunteers will spend the morning prepping the buildings for painting. Once that is complete, they will paint the school.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education’s postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education’s regionally accredited academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
About United We Paint
United We Paint is an organization dedicated to helping children in underserved communities by uniting the resources of America’s most admired companies. 17,000 United We Paint volunteers have helped to beautify 534 homes and schools across America during the last 13 years.