Press Release

Rasmussen, Inc. Employees In Eagan Volunteer As Part Of Annual Community Service Day

Rasmussen Employees Assisted Genesis II for Families as Part of System-Wide Community Service Day

July 24, 2010

Erin Werthman
Media: (866) 257-8253
Mobile: 413-636-6758
Email: Media@Rasmussen.edu

EAGAN, Minn., (July 24, 2010) – On Friday, July 23, Rasmussen, Inc. employees devoted an unprecedented 6,500 cumulative hours of work volunteering throughout their communities as part of the annual Rasmussen Community Service Day, which benefits the communities where its 21 campuses are located, as well as four central office communities. Employees from the local Rasmussen College Eagan campus volunteered for Genesis II for Families, an organization that serves thousands of children, teens, and adults by strengthening families and teaching parenting skills.

“Rasmussen has a deep partnership with its campus communities, and we enjoy the opportunity to give back to residents who have so warmly welcomed us,” Rasmussen College Eagan Campus Director Tammy Jackson said. “Our contribution to local residents extends beyond this annual event; we continuously work to participate in programs that benefit a variety of organizations and initiatives.”

Genesis II for Families has served children, youth and adults from the Twin Cities metro area more than 30 years by offering programs that help them to make the changes necessary to live healthier and more effective lives.  Many of the individuals served through the organization have experienced trauma or family disruption and desire to make positive changes in their lives. Rasmussen College Eagan employees’ volunteer work was devoted to indoor and outdoor projects, lawn service, toy care, scrubbing walls and facility cleaning, organization of the facility, and creating an ideal environment for therapeutic programs.

Rasmussen has an extensive history contributing to the growth and well being of the communities it serves. Both employees and students have been recognized nationally for their partnerships with local businesses and volunteerism in local communities. During its first National Community Service Day last year, Rasmussen employees participated in 3,600 cumulative hours of community service across five states as part of the annual company-wide volunteer event.

“We are all about supporting and building our communities by creating jobs, educating students, investing in facilities and providing good trained graduates to be employed in the local workforce,” Rasmussen CEO J. Michael Locke said.  ”We work closely with local high schools, hospitals and corporate employers and are delighted to help the charitable organizations in town through this day of service.”

For additional information about Rasmussen College visit www.Rasmussen.edu.


ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.Rasmussen.edu.

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