Employees volunteered more than 16,400 hours
Engaging with out communities in a positive way is vital to the vision of Bridgepoint Education. In 2013, the organization continued to seek out non-profits and programs that make the world a better place, contributing more than $1.2 million in grants. These contributions were done through our ongoing dedication to our focus areas of education, youth, and the military, including teaching more than 1,300 students through Junior Achievement, supporting mentorship programs at organizations such as Just in Time for Foster Youth, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Jenna Druck Center, and providing transitional services to military veterans.
At the core of our giving are our employees. Bridgepoint Education employees are actively striving to improve our communities through volunteer work — a commitment to changing lives that clearly extends throughout the organization. This commitment was made evident through our Heroes Program, wherein employees volunteered more than 16,400 hours, which, according to the employee volunteer platform website, Profits 4 Purpose, was an 82% increase from the previous year. Plus employees attended our bi-annual volunteer events in record-breaking numbers. By leveraging our strength as an organization, we are able to support our communities through both charitable contributions and employee volunteerism. These opportunities to make a difference are strengthening our corporate culture year after year.