ExxonMobil Chemical Co. will provide grants to some 18 area schools as part of its ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program.
The program has contributed $218,500 to New York schools to students in kindergarten through grade 12.
A total of 437 grants, each for $500, was awarded to schools nominated by local Exxon or Mobil service stations.
The Rochester area schools slated to receive funds include Early Childhood School No. 57, Flower City School No. 54, Brighton High School, Chestnut Ridge Elementary School, Norman Howard School Inc., and several others in Henrietta, Fairport, Webster, East Rochester and Penfield. US Catholic Conference-McQuaid Jesuit High School received two grants.
The Educational Alliance Program is a grassroots community initiative that gives local retailers the opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools.
Exxon and Mobil retailers can identify schools in their communities who could most benefit from this program. In 2004, Educational Alliance grants were used to enhance school technology programs, allowing the purchase of innovative computer software and reading, math and technology programs.
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