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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  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          American Foundation for the Blind   Center Citizens Development Center         Community Partners of Dallas        Dallas Arboretum                    Dallas Black Dance Theatre          Dallas Children’s Theater           Dallas Holocaust Museum             Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind     Dallas Services                     Dallas Theater Center               Dance Council of North Texas        Downtown Dallas                     Fine Arts Chamber Players           Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support Healing Hands Ministries            Human Rights Initiative             Irving Cares                        Jubilee Park and Community Center   Kitchen Dog Theater                 Metrocrest Social Services          New Friends New Life                Project Transformation              Readers2Leaders                     Reading and Radio Resource          Retina Foundation of the Southwest  RISD Excellence in Education        Ronald McDonald House of Dallas     Texas Discovery Gardens             Texas Trees Foundation                                                             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.  Contact:  ExxonMobil Media Relations, 972-444-1107  
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