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05 / 2019 article

Bridgepoint Education's Biannual Heroes Day Event Makes San Diego's Historic Balboa Park a Little More Beautiful


Nearly 200 employees from Bridgepoint Education and one of its academic institutions, Ashford University, spent the morning of Saturday, Sept. 14, cleaning up San Diego’s Balboa Park. The effort to beautify the city’s special historic landmark was part of the organization’s “Heroes Day,” a biannual employee volunteer event.

“We appreciate Bridgepoint Education’s willingness to support our local community by engaging their employees in meaningful volunteer service with I Love a Clean San Diego,” said Pauline Martinson, executive director at I Love a Clean San Diego.

The volunteers split into several groups designated to specific tasks, including tidying up the park’s Florida Canyon and stenciling storm drains. As a result of the beautification effort, more than 1,000 pounds of trash was collected and removed from the park.

“We were thrilled to partner with I Love a Clean San Diego to help improve one of the city’s most treasured landmarks,” said Andrew Clark, chief executive officer at Bridgepoint Education.

“At Bridgepoint, giving back to the community is an integral part of who we are. Each year, our organization continues to make a big impact on the communities we serve because of the volunteer efforts of our great employees.”

Back in April, nearly 300 employees descended on the San Diego River Garden in East Mission Valley to remove weeds and debris, repair fences, mulch and water plant beds, and create nature trails as part of the organization’s spring Heroes Day.

For more information about Bridgepoint Education’s community involvement, visit


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 associates, 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.