The Georgia based online college will seek monetary pledges and donations for the Marcus Autism Center. Members of the school’s administration and staff plan to participate in the May 22, 2011 Walk which begins in Atlanta’s International Plaza, part of Centennial Olympic Park.
“This is for a great cause and if we get at least 100 people to donate $5 from our company, friends and family, we can definitely reach our goal. Of course we look forward to raising a whole lot more!” said Cerise Lake, Ashworth’s Human Resource Administrator.
In the weeks leading up to the walk Lake said that the Ashworthy Causes team will begin fundraising with “Waffle Fridays,” where employees can purchase breakfast and beverages for a $5 donation.
“The Ashworthy Causes program gives Ashworth College an opportunity to get involved in our community by giving back and helping others overcome the challenges of life” says Gary Keisling, President of Ashworth College.
Although Ashworth College is known as a leading provider of nationally accredited online education programs including a wide range of health care diploma and degree programs, Ashworth prides itself in its community outreach endeavors and regularly supports several organizations to include Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, The Salvation Army and The March of Dimes.
About the Marcus Autism Center
Marcus Autism Center is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide information, services and programs to children with autism and related disorders, their families and those who live and work with them. They offer integrated advanced clinical, behavioral, educational and family support services through a single organization to reduce the stress for families that use their services.
Since inception, services have been provided to more than 30,000 individuals, conducted research, provided education and training programs. Children with conditions such as autism, mental illness, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities and disruptive behavior problems are afforded some of the highest quality services one of the largest team of professionals and support staff solely dedicated to child development in Georgia.
# # #
About Ashworth College
As a leader in online education, Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years, offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online career certificates, online career training and high school online diplomas that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education online as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Norcross, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. James Madison High School is further accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). SACS CASI is an accreditation division of AdvancED. For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu.