Last year, CITGO Refining committed to donate $1.5 million over a three-year period to improve the quality of life for residents in the Hillcrest area. On Friday, they kept that commitment.
At the Oveal Williams Senior Center, the company announced who they will be giving grant money to this year. In all, 10 local non-profits were awarded funds, including the Palmer Drug Abuse Program and the YWCA of Corpus Christi.
"This grant and many other grants like this enable us to provide our YWTeen Program in the community. That's a program for fifth- and sixth-grade girls," said Nancy Wesson-Dodd, president and CEO of YWCA Corpus Christi. "We meet weekly with the girls in small groups. We work on enhancing their self-esteem, character building, decision making."
Recipients included: Citizens for Educational Excellence, Communities in Schools of the Coastal Bend, Food Bank of Corpus Christi, It's Your Life Foundation, Mary McLeod Bethune Day Nursery, Nueces County Community Action Agency, Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Sea City Work Camp, Westside Business Association and YWCA Corpus Christi.
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