Life at IXL

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

July 14, 2016

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Life at IXL
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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All Creatures Great & Small: A Volunteer Day at the Zoo

IXL employees beautify the San Francisco Zoo

June 17, 2016

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Life at IXL
All Creatures Great & Small: A Volunteer Day at the Zoo

IXL employees ventured into the wild last Saturday to participate in the Renew the Zoo volunteer opportunity at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens. We met bright and early at the zoo gates, with the salt smell of the Pacific Ocean in the air, ready to lend a hand to an organization that houses over 1,000 animals from more than 250 species.

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Show and Tell: Ray Dequina

A Q&A with an IXL Membership Specialist

June 9, 2016

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Ray Dequina

What does it take to be an IXL Membership Specialist? Find out in our latest Q&A as Ray Dequina reveals the secrets of the trade, his acting past, and how he still manages to stay center stage.

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IXLers Head Back to School—To Volunteer!

IXL Helps Out at East Palo Alto Academy’s Campus

April 29, 2016

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Life at IXL
IXLers Head Back to School—To Volunteer!

On April 23, a group of IXLers went back to high school for the day! We helped students at East Palo Alto Academy clean up their campus and prepare for a big school project. East Palo Alto Academy is a small public charter high school that strives to prepare students for college and the 21st-century workplace.

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Show and Tell: Randy Rawlins

A Q&A with an IXL Technical Support Analyst

April 26, 2016

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Randy Rawlins

Meet Randy Rawlins, a computer whiz and Technical Support Analyst at our Raleigh office. Find out about his racecar aspirations, how he’d survive a zombie apocalypse, and more!

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IXL Helps Keep Our Oceans Clean

IXLers Volunteer to Clean Up Sharp Park Beach

March 21, 2016

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Life at IXL
IXL Helps Keep Our Oceans Clean

On March 12, a group of dedicated IXL volunteers braved stormy weather and partnered with the Pacifica Beach Coalition to clean up the beautiful Sharp Park Beach.

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IXL Volunteers to Preserve Critical Habitat for Endangered Species

IXLers Plant Native Seedlings at Mori Point

March 4, 2016

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Life at IXL
IXL Volunteers to Preserve Critical Habitat for Endangered Species

As February drew to a close, IXLers gathered at Mori Point in Pacifica, Calif. to take in the unexpected sunshine and give back to our beautiful environment. Prior to beginning our gardening tasks, the project leaders provided us with insights about Mori Point’s history and habitats, adding more depth to our purpose that day.

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Show and Tell: Lauri Susi & Bobbi Bear

A Q&A with Two IXL Training Specialists

February 11, 2016

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Lauri Susi & Bobbi Bear

If you’ve attended an IXL training session recently, there’s a good chance you’ve met Lauri or Bobbi! And, if you liked our recent lesson plan downloads for Black History Month, snow days, and EngageNY, thank these two! Read on to find out more about our Training Specialists—sign language and stage combat, anyone?

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Feeding the Hungry with a North Carolina Food Bank

IXL Raleigh Employees Volunteer with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

February 5, 2016

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Life at IXL
Feeding the Hungry with a North Carolina Food Bank

January 30th was just a typical Saturday for some, but not for a group from the IXL Raleigh office! Clad in bright teal shirts, our group of 5 was accompanied by several other groups from local colleges and churches for a total of 60 helping hands at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The Food Bank receives donations from local farmers and grocery stores, but it relies on volunteers to sort and distribute the inventory so that the donations can get where they need to go.

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Meet IXL’s History Buffs!

Get to know the creators of IXL Social Studies

December 17, 2015

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Meet IXL’s History Buffs!

We recently launched IXL social studies, which we hope you’ve had a chance to try out, and now we’d love for you to get to know some of the people who helped create it! We asked our social studies content developers why it’s important for students to have a strong foundation in social studies, what historical figure they’d like to dine with, and more!

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