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CSX, City Year Volunteer Improvements to Help Local Boys & Girls Center Expand Services

Friday, September 14, 2012

CSX, City Year Volunteer Improvements to Help Local Boys & Girls Center Expand Services15:27 EDT Friday, September 14, 2012 (Business Wire) -- CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX)       What: Volunteers with CSX and City Year will install outdoor fencing and bleachers, beautify the outdoor entrance, paint indoor murals, plant trees and improve the landscaping for the Fran's Kids Boys & Girls Center. For more information on these projects, go to http://www.beyondourrails.org/calendar.   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: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon Saturday, September 15, 2012   Where: Fran's Kids Boys & Girls Center 2600 West Trade Street Charlotte, NC 28208   Why: Fran's Kids Boys and Girls Center currently operates primarily as a daycare facility, but also hosts events and services such as seasonal camps, back to school festivals, Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas blessings, basketball, football, cheerleading, and tutoring. The contribution from this service event will enable the Center to expand their offerings to area youth as well as boost community pride.   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.   for CSX CorporationEric Hartsock, 443-858-4437ehartsock@exit10.com