CSX and City Year bring together 100 volunteers to improve Jefferson Davis Middle School

  CSX and City Year bring together 100 volunteers to improve Jefferson Davis
  Middle School

Business Wire

-- October 19, 2012

CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX):

         CSX will return to Jefferson Davis Middle School, this time bringing
         together 100 volunteers to perform a day of service. CSX and City
         Year will join forces with the United Way of Northeast Florida,
What:    Communities in Schools of Northeast Florida, Jewish Family and
         Community Services and Greenscape of Jacksonville to build picnic
         tables and benches, mulch outdoor plants and pathways, replace
         outdoor pathway borders, paint murals and plant 15 trees.

         CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s
         leading transportation companies, connecting customers to ports,
         distribution centers and markets across the eastern United States.
         CSX created Beyond Our Rails as an extension of our organization —
         displaying our commitment to Safety, Community, the Environment and
         Wellness through grass-roots volunteerism and focused corporate
         giving -- actively engaging employees and non-profit organizations in
         programs and initiatives designed to make the world a better place.
         City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization, founded in
Who:     1988, that partners with public schools to help keep students in
         school and on track to graduate. In 23 communities across the United
         States and through two international affiliates, this innovative
         public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps
         members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. Corps
         members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and
         course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after
         school programs. Greenscape of Jacksonville is a non-profit
         organization committed to the planting, protection and promotion of
         trees in Florida.

When:    8:00 am – 12:00 noon
         Saturday, October 20, 2012

Where:   Jefferson Davis Middle School
         7050 Melvin Road
         Jacksonville, Fla., 33210

         Jefferson Davis Middle School is an officially recognized University
         of Cambridge Center offering the internationally recognized Secondary
Why:     1 curriculum in grades six through eight. Students who wish to apply
         for the Cambridge Program are selected among students who qualify for
         advanced classes in English, Mathematics and Science. The renovations
         will help the school continually improve its quality of curriculum.

         CSX is proud to sponsor organizations like City Year in their efforts
         to improve parks, schools, recreational centers and other public
         places in the many types of rural, suburban and urban communities
         that CSX connects and serves. In September, the railway was added to
How:     the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for its achievements in
         environmental performance, including reaching ahead of schedule the
         company’s voluntary goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by
         eight percent and its “Trees for Tracks” program to plant one tree
         for each of the 21,000 miles of CSX track.


for CSX
Eric Hartsock,443-858-4437
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