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Awards, Books, Computers...ExxonMobil Supplies the ABCs to Schools in California; Educational Alliance Grants $2 Million to U.S. Schools
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 26, 2002--Exxon Mobil
Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has contributed $211,000 to schools in
California through ExxonMobil's Educational Alliance program. Four
hundred twenty-two (422) grants in the amount of $500 each were
awarded to schools nominated by local Exxon- and Mobil-branded service
"Business-education partnership programs are now in 69% of all
school districts in America," explained Dan Merenda, president of the
National Association of Partners in Education. "Research shows that
programs like Educational Alliance are making a difference in U.S.
The use of a $500 Educational Alliance grant is designed to be
flexible and is left to the discretion of the school officials. The
needs of a rural area school may be very different than the needs of
an inner city or suburban school.
In 2002, schools requested Educational Alliance grants for a wide
variety of equipment and programs. Equipment for computers, science
and marine laboratories, sports, music classes and environmental
studies were funded with grants. Grant money was also used for
programs including art, theater performances, reading, language and
Special projects that stretch beyond academics came to fruition by
using Educational Alliance grants. Schools used the funds for clothing
and food for students, emergency crisis kits, leadership and teacher
training, tutoring and transportation.
"Educational Alliance is one of our most popular programs among
our service station owners and operators," said Jim Carter, U. S.
Regional Director, ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing Company. "They
understand the importance of being an active community member."
Educational Alliance is one of many educational programs that
ExxonMobil supports around the world. Numerous grants, scholarships,
employee volunteers and matching gift programs help to improve the
quality of education from kindergarten through college.
||Jeanne Miller, 703/846-4467