ExxonMobil Foundation Funds Summer Jobs Program To Aid Dallas Area Nonprofit Agencies

The ExxonMobil Foundation today announced the 30 Dallas County nonprofit agencies to receive grants through the 2014 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program. The eight-week summer program provides assistance to nonprofit agencies while enabling college students to gain valuable work experience and a better understanding of the important role of nonprofit organizations.

“Nonprofit agencies provide vital community services, especially during the summer when children are out of school,” said Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation. “In addition to helping these agencies realize their mission, the Community Summer Jobs Program aims to foster college students’ appreciation for the nonprofit sector, while also offering them opportunities to develop their skills.”

Paid internship positions engage students in a broad range of activities, such as coordinating camp programs for underprivileged children and developing marketing campaigns. In addition to daily internship duties, students also receive professional development and participate in a group service project. Qualified college students interested in gaining hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, applicants must be current undergraduate students returning to college as a full-time (minimum 12 credit hours per semester) sophomore, junior or senior in the fall of 2014. Interested students may contact the selected agencies, listed below, to request applications and learn more about available opportunities, or visit csjpdallas.org.

Since 1990, the ExxonMobil Foundation has contributed nearly $4 million to fund the program in Dallas, subsidizing nearly 1,600 internships and benefitting more than 330 agencies.

Since the program began in 1971 in New York City, the ExxonMobil Foundation has provided nearly $19 million to support more than 7,600 community summer job internships across the country.
 

2014 Participating Dallas County Nonprofit Agencies
 
AIDS Services of Dallas      

www.aidsdallas.org
American Foundation for the Blind Center

www.afb.org/cvl
Citizens Development Center

www.citizensdevelopmentcenter.org
Community Partners of Dallas

www.cpdtx.org
Dallas Arboretum

www.dallasarboretum.org/
Dallas Black Dance Theatre

www.dbdt.com
Dallas Children’s Theater

www.dct.org
Dallas Holocaust Museum

www.dallasholocaustmuseum.org
Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind

www.dallaslighthouse.org
Dallas Services

www.dallasservices.org
Dallas Theater Center

www.dallastheatercenter.org
Dance Council of North Texas

www.thedancecouncil.org
Downtown Dallas

www.downtowndallas.org/
Fine Arts Chamber Players

www.fineartschamberplayers.org
Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support

www.genesisshelter.org
Healing Hands Ministries

www.healinghands.org
Human Rights Initiative

www.hrionline.org
Irving Cares

www.irvingcares.org
Jubilee Park and Community Center

www.jubileecenter.org
Kitchen Dog Theater

www.kitchendogtheater.org
Metrocrest Social Services

www.metrocrestsocialservices.org
New Friends New Life

www.newfriendsnewlife.org
Project Transformation

www.projecttransformation.org
Readers2Leaders

www.readers2leaders.org
Reading and Radio Resource

www.readingresource.org
Retina Foundation of the Southwest

www.retinafoundation.org
RISD Excellence in Education

www.risdfoundation.org
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas

www.rmhdallas.org
Texas Discovery Gardens

www.texasdiscoverygardens.org
Texas Trees Foundation

www.texastrees.org
 

About the ExxonMobil Foundation

The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. The foundation and the corporation engage in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels. In 2012, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided $256 million in contributions worldwide, of which $116 million was dedicated to education. www.exxonmobil.com/community.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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