Chevron Phillips Chemical Receives U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for Work with Junior Achievement

​The Woodlands, TX (March 9, 2016) – Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) has been awarded a bronze President’s Volunteer Service Award for contributing more than 5,000 volunteer hours to Junior Achievement (JA) during the 2014 – 2015 school year. The national award was presented during the recent 2016 JA Volunteer Summit in New York City.
 
The U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award is a presidential recognition program that was created in 2003 to honor individuals and corporations that contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer service.
 
Each year, Chevron Phillips Chemical supplies more than 100 volunteers to teach JA programs in schools, from traditional programs for primary grades to JA Finance Park for middle and high school students.
 
“Junior Achievement programs support our company’s goal to create jobs and economic growth in the communities where we do business,” said Peter L. Cella, President and CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical and member of JA of Southeast Texas Board of Directors. “When students gain practical real-world experience like they get at JA, they are better equipped to make the transition into adult life and become strong contributors to their communities.”
 
In addition to volunteer service, Chevron Phillips Chemical has donated more than $10.6 million to JA and other education-based programs in the U.S. since the company’s inception in 2000.
 
Mostly recently, the company served as the premiere sponsor of the Houston-area JA Inspire program, which seeks to provide career exploration opportunities for eighth grade students. The program was developed to support Texas House Bill 5 which passed in 2013 to improve public education by expanding curriculum options. As a result, eight graders across Texas must now select a high school endorsement track, such as STEM, before entering high school.
 
“We have a growing need to fill positions in fields such as engineering, operations, maintenance and more,” said Cella. “Participating in JA Inspire gives us a chance to educate students about opportunities in the industry and the endorsement tracks to support the jobs that match their interests.”
 
JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through hands-on programs.

About Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, specialty chemicals, plastic piping and polymer resins.  With approximately 5,000 employees, the LLC and its affiliates own more than $14 billion in assets, including 36 manufacturing and research facilities in eight countries. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC is equally owned by Chevron U.S.A. Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and by wholly-owned subsidiaries of Phillips 66, and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. For more information about Chevron Phillips Chemical, visit www.cpchem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter: @chevronphillips.
 
About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.6 million students per year in 112 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information. Visit www.ja.org for more information.