Citgo Petroleum Corporation today announced a donation of $500,000 to the Community Service Council of Tulsa.
The gift will support and strengthen Conecciones, a Hispanic educational and workforce initiative project.
The Conecciones program works to enhance the academic success of Hispanic students, enabling them to achieve their full potential as role models, mentors, employees and community leaders. The program is designed to benefit Hispanics from birth to the workforce, and to engage Hispanic families, working closely with schools and other community resources, to better assist their children to assure educational and employment success.
The program works directly with individual schools sites in the Will Rogers High School service area in creating conditions to improve learning outcomes for their growing Hispanic student population. Reading skills, family support, good nutrition, health care, and other issues will be addressed based on the needs and opportunities in each school and neighborhood.
Citgo, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.