Galveston Bay refinery and Communities In Schools continue longstanding partnership

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Galveston Bay, Texas, Foundation

  • Through a community investment grant, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Galveston Bay refinery is supporting a local nonprofit organization’s mission to reduce area dropout rates.
  • Communities In Schools – Bay Area announced the donation of $16,000 in December 2022, saying the gift will further strengthen its dropout prevention programming for at-risk and disadvantaged youth.
  • The grant dollars will benefit students at 25 different campuses in two area school districts near Texas City, Texas, home to the Galveston Bay refinery.

In its latest investment in local schools, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s (MPC) Galveston Bay refinery in Texas is supporting Communities In Schools – Bay Area’s efforts to lower dropout rates at more than two dozen schools in the Dickinson and Clear Creek Independent School Districts. The nonprofit organization said the $16,000 grant will help further its programming, which MPC has supported locally since 2011.

“As a member of this community, it’s a priority of ours to help it thrive.”

“Communities In Schools – Bay Area is honored to be a beneficiary of this generous grant, which will be used towards our free school-based services for at-risk and economically disadvantaged students on 25 Dickinson and Clear Creek campuses,” said Dr. Peter Wuenschel, Executive Director for Communities In Schools – Bay Area. 

In addition to financial support, MPC also supports the organization’s Adopt A School program, where refinery employees and contractors volunteer their time to provide basic needs assistance, including during the holidays, providing meals and gifts for students and families in need.

“As a member of this community, it’s a priority of ours to help it thrive,” said Dave Leaver, Vice President of Refining at the Galveston Bay refinery. “This includes supporting Communities in Schools’ local work to provide critical resources to students, so they can best take charge of the future they want for themselves and each other.”