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75 Dallas Nonprofit Agencies Selected to Participate in 2002 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program.

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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

Attachment: List of 75 agencies participating in the 2002 Community Summer Jobs Program.

 2002 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program

 Participating Agencies By Mission

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
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

ARC of Dallas
Camp Summit
Citizens Development Center
Richardson Development Center for Children
Special Care & Career Services

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.

La Sima Foundation

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

Dallas Community Television, Inc.
Jacob's Ladder
Society of St. Andrew
SPCA of Texas
Texas Discovery Gardens
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