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Zovio's New Corporate Responsibility Program Aims to Activate Ambition

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CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Zovio (Nasdaq: ZVO), an education technology services company, announced its new corporate social responsibility program will focus on the theme of Activating Ambition. It will be supported by two pillars, "Opportunities for all" and "Learning beyond the classroom," which will guide the types of non-profit organizations Zovio will partner with and the employee volunteer events the company will sponsor.

Zovio employees receive 16 paid hours each year to volunteer at local nonprofits that are important to them.

"Being a socially responsible organization is very important to Zovio, and to me personally," said Andrew Clark, founder, president and CEO of Zovio. "Through this program we'll work with local and national organizations to provide financial support for education in communities that have been left behind by the traditional education system as well as providing learning opportunities beyond the classroom setting."

In addition to the new theme, Zovio has also rebranded its employee volunteer program Z Crew, a name submitted during a contest by employee Jennifer Tongé. The volunteer program makes it easy for employees to serve local nonprofits that are important to them. Over the past ten years, employees have given more than 140,000 service hours volunteering.

Zovio is also expanding the number of paid time off hours given to employees to volunteer from eight hours to sixteen hours each year.

"By providing 16 hours of paid time to volunteer, we can make an even bigger impact," said Clark. "Encouraging employees to give their time has an enormous effect on organizations in need of support."

Details about Zovio's Corporate Social Responsibility efforts can be found on the web at https://www.zovio.com/our-story/corporate-social-responsibility.

About Zovio
Zovio (Nasdaq: ZVO) is an education technology services company that partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver innovative, personalized solutions to help learners and leaders achieve their aspirations. Zovio leverages its core strengths and applies its technology and capabilities to priority market needs. Using advanced data and analytics, Zovio identifies the most meaningful ways to enhance the learner experience and deliver strong outcomes for higher education institutions, employers, and learners. Zovio's purpose is to help everyone be in a class of their own. For more information, visit www.zovio.com.

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