MEDIA ADVISORY: Cengage Learning Employees Rise and Shine for Company’s Annual Charity Challenge in Dallas

Dallas, TX – August 1, 2012 – Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, today announced that its employees will be participating in the annual Cengage Learning Cares: Rise and Shine Charity Challenge during the company’s national sales meeting taking place at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas next week. Employees will donate money to participate in a session of group exercises and calisthenics to the music of Michael Jackson at The Sculpture Park on the hotel grounds. Cengage Learning will be matching employees’ donations and the money raised will be split between two local charities – Promise House and Teach For America. Over the last three years, this event has raised more than $250,000 with more than 1,000 employees participating in last year’s event alone. Click here for a recap of last year’s events.

This year’s donation checks will be presented to charity representatives the following day at a luncheon at the hotel. Speakers will share details about the impact of the donations and employees will learn more about how the money will be used by the organizations.

Who:      Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions

What:     Cengage Learning Cares: Rise and Shine Charity Challenge

When:    Group exercises and calisthenics will take place on Thursday, August 9 from 6:30am – 7:15am  (location: The Sculpture Garden at The Hilton Anatole)

Luncheon and check presentation will take place on Friday, August 10 from 11:30am – 1pm (location: The Chantilly Ballroom at The Hilton Anatole)

Where:   The Hilton Anatole – 2201 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75207

Details:  Please contact Kristina Massari at [email protected] if you are interested in attending the Rise and Shine exercise event, the luncheon, and to arrange interviews with spokespeople. Event photos are available upon request.

About Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. Cengage Learning’s brands include Heinle, Gale, Wadsworth, Delmar, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, among others. For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com.

About Teach For America

Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. This fall more than 10,000 corps members will be teaching in 46 urban and rural regions across the country, while nearly 28,000 alumni are working across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

About Promise House

Promise House embraces homeless, runaway, and at-risk teens by providing them with individualized support, skills, encouragement, and hope to live a better life.  Since 1984, Promise House has had an open-door, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year to youth and families in crisis serving nearly 70,000 teens and families in North Texas.  Seven programs cover the vital needs of teens, including emergency shelter, transitional living, pregnant and parenting teen services, individual, group and family counseling, street outreach, and education intervention.  Promise House is dedicated to providing the strength, stability, and hope that teens need today to fulfill their promise for a healthy, productive, and self-sufficient tomorrow. To learn more, please visit www.promisehouse.org.

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