ExxonMobil Green Team Celebrates Opening of Two New Homes in Oak Cliff.
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2002
Youth program completes 21st year in Dallas
with ribbon-cutting and key presentation
The City of Dallas and ExxonMobil celebrated the end of the 21st year of the ExxonMobil Green Team on Tuesday, August 20, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and key presentation for two new homes built by the ExxonMobil Green Team in far south Oak Cliff The introduction to this article may be too long. Please help improve the introduction by moving some material from it into the body of the article according to the suggestions at .
The event recognized the 100 area high school students who spent their summer constructing homes, maintaining and landscaping Dallas parks and recreation areas, and participating in academic classes and educational field trips. The new homeowners were presented with keys to the new homes built by the ExxonMobil Green Team.
Since 1981, ExxonMobil Foundation has invested more than $4.9 million in the Dallas Green
"The ExxonMobil Green Team program is a great opportunity for area teenagers to gain meaningful work experience along with academic skills," said Arleen Lawson, executive director of the ExxonMobil Foundation. "By providing an academic component, the Green Team emphasizes the importance of higher education higher education
Study beyond the level of secondary education. Institutions of higher education include not only colleges and universities but also professional schools in such fields as law, theology, medicine, business, music, and art. , and students learn skills they can use when they return to school in the fall and throughout their lives. ExxonMobil is proud to have supported this program over the past 21 years."
This summer, 100 Dallas high school students participated in the 2002 Green Team program. Thirty-two of those students worked with the Operation Relief Community Development Corporation and North Lake College's Construction Technology Program to build two affordable homes on Flask Drive in far south Oak Cliff. In addition, 68 students worked with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department to provide landscaping and maintenance to parks and athletic fields throughout Dallas. Students earned a salary for their time spent working and participating in educational activities.
Several community partners were involved in the 2002 ExxonMobil Green Team Program, included the City of Dallas Housing Department, the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department, El Centro College El Centro College is a community college of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), located at 801 Main Street in downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) across Lamar Street from the Bank of America Plaza. , North Lake College, Operation Relief Community Development Corporation, Bethel Construction, Guaranty Bank and Acme Brick Acme Brick Company is an American manufacturer and distributor of brick and masonry-related construction products and materials. Founder, George E. Bennett (October 6, 1852 - July 3, 1907), chartered the company in Alton, Illinois as the 'Acme Pressed Brick Company' on April 17, .
"We salute ExxonMobil for their valued contribution to the City of Dallas," said Jerry Killingsworth, director of the City of Dallas Housing Department. "For over two decades, the Green Team program has improved the appearance of parks and athletic fields throughout Dallas, 19 Dallas families have been provided with new homes, and more than 2,700 students have received important academic experience along with a summer job."
In addition to Dallas, the ExxonMobil Green Team is active in the following cities: Beaumont, Texas Beaumont is a city and county seat of Jefferson County, Texas and is within the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 113,866. ; Torrance, California; Joliet, Illinois The city of Joliet is located 40 miles southwest of Chicago. It holds the county seat of Will County and is also incorporated in Kendall County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 106,221. ; Chalmette, Louisiana; Clinton, New Jersey
Clinton is a Town in Hunterdon County, New Jersey on the South Branch of the Raritan River. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 2,632. ; Paulsboro, New Jersey Paulsboro is a Borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 6,160.
Paulsboro was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1904, from portions of Gloucester Township. and Arlington, Virginia.
The ExxonMobil Green Team program is one of ExxonMobil's signature community service programs. Last year, ExxonMobil supported more than 200 nonprofit organizations in the Dallas area. In 2001, ExxonMobil Foundation, Exxon Mobil Corporation Exxon Mobil Corporation
U.S.-based oil and gas company formed in 1999 through the merger of Exxon Corp. and Mobil Corp. It has investments and operations in petroleum and natural gas, coal, nuclear fuels, chemicals, and ores. , and its divisions and affiliates provided $126 million in contributions worldwide, with $38 million dedicated to education.