75 Dallas Nonprofit Agencies Selected to Participate in 2002 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program.
Program Funds Internships At Participating Dallas Organizations,
Providing an Opportunity for College Students to Spend the Summer
Learning the Value of Community Service
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2002
ExxonMobil Foundation (NYSE:XOM) and the Volunteer Center of Dallas County announced today the 75 Dallas-area nonprofit organizations selected to participate in the 2002 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program.
The program, now in its 12th year in Dallas, is funded by ExxonMobil and administered through the Volunteer Center of Dallas County. It provides full-time college students with an eight-week paid internship that allows them to gain experience in a wide range of nonprofit community organizations. In 2002, ExxonMobil will provide grants totaling more than $182,000 for interns' salaries and Volunteer Center expenses.
"ExxonMobil strongly believes in investing in communities where we live and work, and the Community Summer Jobs Program is one of our most successful signature programs," said Ken Cohen, ExxonMobil's vice president for public affairs. "Through this program, talented college students are introduced to opportunities in the nonprofit field and, in turn, provide vital services to the city of Dallas through their internships."
In addition, ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program offers training to participating organizations in recruiting and selecting interns, and provides assistance in organizing the summer internships.
"For the past 12 years, ExxonMobil has been providing much needed support for nonprofit organizations in Dallas and offering college students a unique learning experience," said Julie Thomas, executive director of the Volunteer Center. "Nonprofit agencies are given extra help during busy summer months, and interns walk away with hands-on experience that they can relate to their studies in the fall and future careers. The interns are also able to see the value each organization has in our community."
Since 1971, ExxonMobil has provided more than $3.5 million to support the Community Summer Jobs Program in eight states including: Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Montana, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. In the Dallas program, ExxonMobil has provided more than $1.8 million to place more than 850 college students in internships.
College students interested in internship positions may contact the selected agencies, Dallas-area university career planning and placement offices, or Tanya Blakeley at the Volunteer Center of Dallas County. For a list of participating agencies, internship applicants should send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Tanya Blakeley, c/o the Volunteer Center of North Texas, 2800 Live Oak, Dallas, Texas 75204, or contact their web site at www.volunteernorthtexas.org.
Attachment: List of 75 agencies participating in the 2002 Community Summer Jobs Program.
2002 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program Participating Agencies By Mission Arts/Museums ------------ African American Museum Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Inc. Dallas County Heritage Society (Old City Park) Dallas Museum of Natural History Dallas Symphony Association Dallas Theater Center The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art Fine Arts Chamber Players of Dallas, Inc. Richardson Symphony Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Theatre Three TITAS WaterTower Theatre, Inc. Young Audiences of Greater Dallas Children/ Youth --------------- A.R.T.S. for People Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas Bryan's House Camp Fire USA Lone Star Council Child and Family Guidance Center Dallas Children's Advocacy Center Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas INROADS/Dallas-Ft. Worth, Inc. Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas Our Children's House at Baylor Our Friends' Place Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless Voice of Hope Ministries Community Development/Housing ----------------------------- AIDS Services of Dallas Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Innercity Community Development Corporation St. Philip's Neighborhood Development Corporation Community/Family Support ------------------------ Alzheimer's Association, Greater Dallas Chapter Salvation Army Sequoia, Inc. South Dallas Weed and Seed Disabled -------- ARC of Dallas Camp Summit Citizens Development Center Richardson Development Center for Children Special Care & Career Services Education/Literacy ------------------ da Vinci School Irving Schools Foundation Junior Achievement of Dallas, Inc. United Negro College Fund Emergency Asst./ Shelters ------------------------- Family Place Genesis Women's Shelter North Dallas Shared Ministries Promise House, Inc. Environment ----------- La Sima Foundation Health ------ AIDS Interfaith Network, Inc. Bridge Breast Network Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Methodist Medical Center Nexus Recovery Center Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Prevent Blindness Texas Visiting Nurse Association of Texas Nonprofit Sector ---------------- Calumet Community Center Center for Nonprofit Management Senior Support -------------- Brady Center/Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc. Mesquite Social Services Senior Adult Services Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas Social Service -------------- Buckner Children & Family Services Central Dallas Ministries CONTACT Counseling Crisis Line Dallas CASA Interfaith Housing Coalition Juliette Fowler Homes Inc. Wilkinson Center Other ----- Dallas Community Television, Inc. Jacob's Ladder Society of St. Andrew SPCA of Texas Texas Discovery Gardens