Rising sophomore Ana Isabel IbaÃ±ez, a government and legal studies major, was among 60 college students chosen to participate in the 2011 ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program in Dallas. The program, administered by the Volunteer Center of North Texas, provides exemplary students with eight-week paid internships at local nonprofit agencies.
IbaÃ±ez, of Irving, Texas, interned with the KIPP Truth Academy, which aims to equip underserved students with the knowledge, skills and character traits necessary to succeed.
IbaÃ±ez, developed and delivered workshops for KIPP Truth Alumni; coordinated a pennant ceremony for KIPP Truth’s founding class; updated and maintained the student database; and developed a teen-friendly college resource library.
Since its inception in New York in 1971, ExxonMobil Foundation has invested more than $17.3 million in the Community Summer Jobs Program. This funding has allowed nonprofit agencies to benefit from the time and talent of nearly 4,700 interns. This year, 267 nonprofit organizations in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming will work with the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program to help make a significant impact in the communities they serve.