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[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 and beyond."

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

DreamBox 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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