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CSX Participated in Three-Site Community Engagement in Newport News and Norfolk

Monday, June 04, 2012

CSX Participated in Three-Site Community Engagement in Newport News and Norfolk12:13 EDT Monday, June 04, 2012 (Business Wire) -- CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX): What:       More than 100 volunteers from CSX and City Year created an outdoor learning classroom, planted a vegetable and butterfly garden, refurbished the outdoor courtyard, painted wall murals and inspirational quotes and built storage shelves for gym equipment at Crittenden Middle School in Newport News. At the same time in Norfolk, CSX volunteers joined others from the Virginia Port Authority and Virginia Maritime Association to remove trash and debris as part of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Clean the Bay Day. CSX was the lead sponsor of 2012 Clean the Bay Day activities in Virginia; in 2011, 6,500 volunteers removed over 200,000 pounds of debris along more than 500 miles of shoreline in the Commonwealth. In the afternoon, CSX participated in King-Lincoln Park Day, as a sponsor of this family-oriented festival. For more information on this and other CSX events, visit http://www.beyondourrails.org/map.   Who: CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, connecting customers to ports, distribution centers and markets across the eastern United States. CSX created Beyond Our Rails as an extension of our organization — displaying our commitment to Safety, Community, the Environment and Wellness through grass-roots volunteerism and focused corporate giving -- actively engaging employees and non-profit organizations in programs and initiatives designed to make the world a better place. City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization, founded in 1988, that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. In 23 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, this innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. Corps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs.   When: Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Crittenden Middle School (8 am – 1 pm) Clean the Bay Day (9 am – 12 pm) King-Lincoln Park Day (12 pm – 5 pm)   Where: Crittenden Middle School, 6158 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Va. Clean the Bay Day, Plum Point Park, W. Brambleton 7 Revierview Avenues, Norfolk, Va. King-Lincoln Park Day, 600 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Va.   Why: Crittenden Middle School is on the move. During the past few transition years, programs have been implemented to meet the needs of the school's diverse and ever-changing population. A cohesive and collaborative system of improvement has been created. Teacher teams are working together across grade levels and curricular areas to provide common high expectations for academics and school climate. Clean the Bay Day is part of an ongoing effort to increase the water and air quality of the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding region. King-Lincoln Park Day showcases all the recreational opportunities offered at King-Lincoln Park and the surrounding communities.   How: CSX is proud to be a National Leadership Sponsor of City Year, including the signature “Safe Kids Play Day” program. City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world, make a difference in the lives of children and transform schools and neighborhoods throughout the United States. CSX is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for its achievements in environmental performance, including reaching ahead of schedule the company's voluntary goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by eight percent and its tree planting initiative.   For CSX CorporationEric Hartsock, 443-858-4437ehartsock@exit10.com