|[February 07, 2013]
DreamBox Learning Honored by Year Up Puget Sound for Investing in the Future of Urban Young Adults
BELLEVUE, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
DreamBox Learning® (www.dreambox.com),
the leading Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ company, today announced that
it received "The Building Blocks to Success" award by Year Up (www.yearup.org)
for engaging a regional Puget Sound intern and hiring that individual as
a full-time employee upon graduation. Year Up is a national nonprofit
organization that provides an intensive education and job-training
program for urban young adults ages 18-24.
"DreamBox Learning and Year Up share a relentless enthusiasm and common
mission to empower students through accessible, quality education," said
Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President and CEO at DreamBox Learning. "Our Year
Up interns have been delightfully inspiring, and as DreamBox Learning
continues to grow, we look forward to recruiting best-in-class talent,
including future graduates of the Year Up Puget Sound program in 2013
DreamBox Learning became a corporate partner of Year Up in January 2012
and recently extended its support of the organization and its member
students. Through its expanded partnership, the company recently hired
an additional three Year Up interns in the areas of Quality Engineering,
Operations Engineerng and Client Success.
"DreamBox Learning has been an amazing partner that has made a
significant investment of time and resources that have greatly
contributed to both the present and future success of Year Up and the
students it serves," said Lisa Chin, Executive Director of Year Up Puget
Sound. "The company and its talented team fully embraced our mission and
inspired our interns to reach their full potential."
DreamBox Learning is a fast-paced and energetic company that employs 70
full-time employees who are dedicated to democratizing learning and
charged with blending education, games and technology to radically
change the way kids learn in schools across the U.S. and Canada. A list
of current open positions can be found at: http://www.dreambox.com/careers.
About Year Up Inc.
Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban
young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower
them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher
education. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high
expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends,
internships and college credits. Its holistic approach focuses on
students' professional and personal development to place these young
adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. Year Up currently
serves more than 1,500 students a year at sites in Atlanta, Baltimore,
Boston, Chicago, New York City, Providence, San Francisco Bay Area, the
National Capital Region, and Puget Sound (Seattle). To learn more, visit www.yearup.org.
About DreamBox Learning
Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington and launched
its first online learning product in January 2009. The platform has won
more than 20 top education and technology industry awards and is in use
in all 50 states. DreamBox Learning Math offers a groundbreaking
combination of intelligent adaptive learning, rigorous elementary
mathematics curriculum, and motivating learning environment. The
innovative DreamBox platform captures every decision a student makes
while working in the program and adjusts the student's learning path
appropriately, providing millions of individualized learning paths, each
one tailored to a student's unique needs.
DreamBox Learning closed its Series A round of funding in December 2011
led by private investors Reed Hastings, John Doerr (News - Alert) and Deborah Quazzo,
as well as GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: GSVC).
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