Navient Foundation awards $22,000 to Luzerne County Head Start

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., June 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navient, the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, has announced that Navient Foundation, the company-sponsored philanthropic organization, awarded a $22,000 grant to Luzerne County Head Start, a United Way agency dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for low-income children and their families.

"We are grateful for Navient's continued support to the Head Start program," said Lynn Evans Biga, executive director, Luzerne County Head Start. "Helping our community's children who are living in poverty will help our entire community and will give our children a positive start in life."

Luzerne County Head Start offers multiple programs and services for children, including preschool centers, an Early Head Start program for children up to age three, and children with disabilities.

"At Navient, we understand how important the role of education can play in one's life," said Lisa Stashik, vice president, Navient. "Through their tireless efforts, Luzerne County Head Start has helped our county's youth develop the necessary building blocks for learning, and we are honored to help support their efforts once again."

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As the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) helps customers navigate the path to financial success. Servicing more than $300 billion in student loans, the company supports the educational and economic achievements of more than 12 million Americans. A growing number of government and higher education clients rely on Navient for proven solutions to meet their financial goals. Learn more at Navient began trading on Nasdaq as an independent company on May 1, 2014.

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