Life at IXL

Food for All: IXL Volunteers at Meals on Wheels of Durham

Helping Homebound Members of the Durham Community

June 1, 2017

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Food for All: IXL Volunteers at Meals on Wheels of Durham

On May 24, IXL volunteers headed over to Meals on Wheels of Durham to pack and deliver hundreds of meals for homebound residents of the county. IXLers had a great time helping out and got an up-close look at how Meals on Wheels makes a difference in the community.

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Science for all! IXL at North Carolina’s Triangle SciTech Expo

April 13, 2017

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Science for all! IXL at North Carolina’s Triangle SciTech Expo

On April 8, IXL’s science team headed to North Carolina’s most popular museum—the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science—to host a booth at the Triangle SciTech Expo. The science-centric event, which attracted over 5,000 visitors, was part of the statewide North Carolina Science Festival. IXL was proud and excited to be among the more than 50 science-themed booths from industry, nonprofit, and academic organizations.

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IXLers Do Some Spring Cleaning in a Bay Area Park

IXL volunteers to pull weeds at Mori Point

April 4, 2017

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IXLers Do Some Spring Cleaning in a Bay Area Park

On the last Saturday of the month, the rain clouds parted and the sun shone down on IXLers as we gathered to assist the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in preserving Mori Point in Pacifica.

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Show and Tell: Yaara Segal

A Q&A with an IXL User Interface Designer

March 17, 2017

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Show and Tell: Yaara Segal

Say hello to Yaara Segal, senior UI Designer! We chatted about everything from what it takes to be a UI designer at IXL to Yaara’s music preferences. (Hint: There’s a Balkan singer you should add to your playlist!)

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IXL Volunteers at the Millbrae Education Foundation Walk-A-Thon

Walk for a Cause: Supporting Technology and Music Education

February 10, 2017

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IXL Volunteers at the Millbrae Education Foundation Walk-A-Thon

On Saturday, February 4, IXL volunteered at the Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) Walk-A-Thon for the second year in a row! The MEF is a non-profit, parent-run volunteer organization that raises essential funds to provide technology and music education for the 2500+ students in the city of Millbrae. The MEF held a district-wide walk-a-thon this month to raise money for these programs—including IXL, which is used by 3 out of 5 schools in the district.

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IXL Helps an Urban State Park Blossom

IXL employees volunteer with Literacy for Environmental Justice

December 9, 2016

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IXL Helps an Urban State Park Blossom

Last Saturday, a group of IXL volunteers helped an organization called Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) with an ongoing ecological restoration project at Candlestick Point in San Francisco. The leaders of this project, the Candlestick Point Eco-Stewards, hope to restore the area and open up San Francisco’s second campsite. The campsite will focus on youth involvement and will feature activities like kayaking and paddle boarding.

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IXL Employees Share Their Love of Science

IXL Volunteers at the Bay Area Science Festival

November 11, 2016

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IXL Employees Share Their Love of Science

During the first weekend of November, thousands of people descended on San Francisco’s AT&T Park to share their love of science. Saturday’s Discovery Day was the final event of the weeklong Bay Area Science Festival and boasted 150 booths with activities for science enthusiasts of all ages. For the first time in the festival’s 6-year history, IXL sponsored a booth—and the day was a great success for everyone!

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Repurposing Food at a North Carolina Food Bank

IXL Raleigh Employees Lend a Hand at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

October 7, 2016

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Repurposing Food at a North Carolina Food Bank

September marked the eighth annual Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign to encourage people to take action on the issue of hunger. IXLers in Raleigh honored the cause by volunteering at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The first food bank in the state, this nonprofit has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 local counties for more than 35 years!

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Show and Tell: Michael Duarte

A Q&A with an IXL Software Engineer

September 23, 2016

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Show and Tell: Michael Duarte

Meet Michael Duarte, software engineer! We talked with Michael about his exciting work with the Spanish content team, which James Brown song would be on his life’s soundtrack, and more.

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IXL Lends a Hand to Protect Little Owls during 4th of July Fireworks

July 14, 2016

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IXL Lends a Hand to Protect Little Owls during 4th of July Fireworks

July had barely begun before IXL volunteers were at it again! A group of brave IXLers spent the evening of July 4th helping at Shoreline Park in Mountain View, Calif. by protecting a sensitive wildlife habitat during Independence Day celebrations.

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