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

  ExxonMobil Foundation Funds Summer Jobs Program to Aid Dallas Area Nonprofit   Agencies     Agencies accepting applications from college students for summer intern                                   positions    *ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program provides grants to 30 local     agencies to hire college students   *Positions provide range of experience for students to enhance their skills     while helping community  Business Wire  IRVING, Texas -- March 24, 2014  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            www.afb.org/cvl Center 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.  Contact:  ExxonMobil Media Relations, 972-444-1107