Submitted by ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil Foundation announced today it has provided grants of more than $175,000 to fund 75 student internships in the nonprofit sector for the 2000 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program.
The Dallas program's 10th Anniversary kick-off reception will be held Wednesday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Dallas Horticulture Center in Fair Park. The featured speakers will be Douglas Adams, General Manager, Dallas Symphony Association; Philip J. Ritter, President, Volunteer Center of Dallas, and Lucio A. Noto, Vice Chairman, Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Administered by the Volunteer Center of Dallas County, the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program provides full-time college students with eight-week internships to gain experience in a broad range of nonprofit human service, health and cultural organizations. ExxonMobil, which began the Dallas program ten years ago, provides grants for interns' salaries and Volunteer Center expenses.
"The ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program offers college students a unique on-the-job opportunity to understand the vital services provided by the nonprofit sector. It also assists 75 selected agencies by providing them talented interns who can help deliver these important services," said Lucio A. Noto, ExxonMobil Vice Chairman. "ExxonMobil takes great pride in being a long-term sponsor of this program. We believe strongly in supporting the communities in which we operate, and this program is one of ExxonMobil's signature community contributions and outreach initiatives."
"It is always a challenge to successfully communicate to college students the enormous impact the nonprofit sector has on society and the merits of choosing a full-time career in community service," said Philip J. Ritter, Vice President of Public Affairs, Texas Instruments, and President of the Volunteer Center's board of directors. "The ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program does just that -- it exposes the best and the brightest on our college campuses to the nonprofit community and the significance of its role in affecting positive societal change."
During the reception, ExxonMobil and the Volunteer Center will present the eighth annual Community Champion Awards to the following former interns: Renata Cerqueira, Sarah H. Plunkett, and Jamye Robinson. These Community Champions are former ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program interns presently pursuing full-time careers in the nonprofit sector.
ExxonMobil founded the Community Summer Jobs Program in 1971. Since beginning the Dallas program in 1991, ExxonMobil has provided more than $1.5 million in grants to place more than 700 college students in internships with community agencies. Last year, ExxonMobil supported more than 200 nonprofit organizations in the Dallas area through its community contributions and outreach programs.
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