The build is part of Ashworth’s 2011 Graduation weekend activities. A group of Ashworth employee and student volunteers will kick-off this community outreach effort by working on the construction of the home. Approximately 15 Ashworth staff, instructors, graduates, and students are expected to volunteer on this day.
Among this year’s team of workers will keynote speaker and Ashworth alumnus Falan Taylor. Taylor is a professional chef, author, and host of the online cooking program Housewife Cuisine.
Leading up to the build, the Campus Chapter conducted a fundraiser to further give back to Habitat. Those contributions come directly from Ashworth staff and student donations from all over the world. Habitat will use the money toward costs associated with building homes, such as purchasing land and building materials.
“Ashworth is dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we work and live,” said Gary M. Keisling, Ashworth College Chairman and CEO. “We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity to help hard working families fulfill their dreams.”
Ashworth College has long been a supporter of social causes including Children’s Miracle Network, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, March of Dimes, and Operation Homefront.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.
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About Ashworth College
As an online school leader, Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years, offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online certificate programs and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education 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.