2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) said it has announced a new charitable initiative with Pencils of Promise, a for-purpose nonprofit organization that has built more than 200 schools for children across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Through the initiative, 2U and its employees will raise funds to bring life-changing education to children in Guatemala by supporting PoP´s efforts to build schools, train teachers and provide scholarships.
2U will send a group of employees to Guatemala to join in the construction of PoP schools sponsored by 2U. 2U employees around the globe will participate in the initiative, representing offices in Landover, Md.; New York; Los Angeles; Chapel Hill, N.C.; and Hong Kong.
Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality education to qualified students anywhere. To learn more, go to 2U.com.
Pencils of Promise is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to increase access to quality education for children in the developing world. For more information, visit www.pencilsofpromise.org.