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One for the Pages: IXLers Give Out Books at Día Day

June 10, 2019

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One for the Pages: IXLers Give Out Books at Día Day

As the sun rose over the Durham Public Schools Staff Development Center, a group of IXLers carried boxes full of books into the cafeteria and created neat piles for babies, children, and young adults. This was IXL’s third time volunteering with Book Harvest, a Durham, N.C.-based nonprofit that provides books and literacy support to local families. This time, IXL was helping run Book Harvest’s station at Día Day!

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IXLers volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank

May 29, 2019

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IXLers volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank

On a sunny Saturday morning in May, IXLers gathered at the Second Harvest Food Bank’s warehouse in San Carlos, CA. Their mission was simple: sort through Second Harvest’s donations and help get food into the hands of those who need it!

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Sprucing Up the Town: IXLers Help Clean Up Cary, NC

May 13, 2019

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Sprucing Up the Town: IXLers Help Clean Up Cary, NC

On a beautiful spring day, a group of IXLers met outside a grocery store in Cary, North Carolina. They didn’t show up to go shopping—they were there to join forces with 150 other community volunteers and help out with Cary’s Spring Litter Sweep!

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Nest in Peace: IXLers Help Out Behind the Scenes at the North Carolina Zoo

April 22, 2019

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Nest in Peace: IXLers Help Out Behind the Scenes at the North Carolina Zoo

A cold fog hung heavy over the North Carolina Zoo on Saturday, March 9, but it did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the IXL volunteers who showed up to lend a hand. They were there to assist the North Carolina Zoo with two projects, one at the Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and another at the Avian Propagation Building.

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IXLers Have Loads of Fun Volunteering at Wash & Learn

March 12, 2019

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IXLers Have Loads of Fun Volunteering at Wash & Learn

There was a constant downpour on February 23, but the day was anything but a washout. A group of IXLers met up at The Wash House, a laundromat in Durham, NC, to help Book Harvest kick off their first Wash & Learn program!

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The Most Important Meal of the Day: IXLers Serve Up Breakfast at the Women’s Center of Wake County

February 11, 2019

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The Most Important Meal of the Day: IXLers Serve Up Breakfast at the Women’s Center of Wake County

On the morning of January 12th, a group of IXL volunteers arrived at the Women’s Center of Wake County in Raleigh, NC with homemade breakfast dishes and clothing donations in hand. After setting up eighteen dishes that included everything from tomato quiche to salami jalapeño corn muffins, the volunteers served breakfast to women experiencing homelessness in the Triangle.

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From Starch to Finish, IXLers Have a Spud-tacular Time at the CENC Food Bank

January 3, 2019

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From Starch to Finish, IXLers Have a Spud-tacular Time at the CENC Food Bank

On Saturday, December 1st, a group of IXL volunteers gathered at the Durham branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Teaming up with several other volunteer groups, the IXLers dedicated themselves to a fun-filled morning of food sorting. On the menu for the day—potatoes!

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Show and Tell: Elizabeth Kelly

A Q&A with an IXL Senior Engineer

December 6, 2018

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Show and Tell: Elizabeth Kelly

Meet Elizabeth Kelly, a senior software engineer at IXL! We talked with Elizabeth about why she joined IXL, what a typical workday is like, and the pursuit of peaceful solo hobbies. Read on to learn more:

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Earning Their Stripes: IXLers Volunteer at the Carolina Tiger Rescue

November 20, 2018

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Earning Their Stripes: IXLers Volunteer at the Carolina Tiger Rescue

On October 20th, IXL volunteers gathered at the Carolina Tiger Rescue for a wild day of helping with trail maintenance. The Carolina Tiger Rescue provides a forever home to big cats and other exotic animals who were kept in poor conditions and would not be able to survive in the wild. IXLers were eager to assist the sanctuary, and, to their delight, the day started with a behind-the-scenes tour.

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Diaper Duty: IXLers Volunteer at the Diaper Bank of NC

October 12, 2018

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Diaper Duty: IXLers Volunteer at the Diaper Bank of NC

On the last Saturday of September, a group of IXLers volunteered for diaper duty. They spent the day at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, sorting and packing diapers and other supplies for families throughout the state. In addition to distributing basic necessities, the Diaper Bank’s mission is to advocate for policy reform, raise community awareness, and improve access to personal hygiene products for families living in poverty.

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