energy for learning

Chevron Pascagoula Refinery cultivates numerous long-standing partnerships with learning-related organizations. We are dedicated to helping our community prosper by equipping today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities.

In 2018, Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, the Fab Foundation and Jackson County School District partnered together to open a $1.2 million stationary and mobile Fab Lab in Vancleave, Miss. A Fab Lab is a platform for learning and innovation: a place to play, to create, to learn, to mentor and to invent. Fab Labs include a laser cutter that makes 2D and 3D structures, a sign cutter that plots in copper to make antennas and flex circuits, a high-resolution NC milling machine that makes circuit boards and precision parts, a large wood router for building furniture and housing, and a suite of electronic components and programming tools for low-cost, high-speed microcontrollers for on-site rapid circuit prototyping. The stationary Fab Lab and mobile unit are available to students throughout Jackson County and along the Gulf Coast. To learn more, go to Fab Foundation.

A recognized leader in early childhood education, Chevron has partnered with the Early Childhood Instituteat Mississippi State University to found Excel By Five, a state-wide community certification process to help ensure the state’s youngest citizens are happy, healthy, and ready to learn by age five.

Many Mississippi cities/counties are candidates for or certified as Excel By 5 “child-friendly” communities. In Jackson County, the City of Pascagoula and City of Moss Point have received Excel By 5 certification.

A recognized leader in early childhood education, Chevron has partnered with the Early Childhood Institute at Mississippi State University to found Excel By Five, a state-wide community certification process to help ensure the state’s youngest citizens are happy, healthy, and ready to learn by age five. More than 40 Mississippi cities/counties are candidates for or certified as Excel By 5 “child-friendly” communities. In Jackson County, the City of Pascagoula, City of Moss Point and the City of Ocean Springs have received Excel By 5 certification.

Fuel Your School is an innovative collaboration with DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students learn. During October, every time consumers purchase eight gallons of fuel or more at participating Chevron and Texaco stations in Jackson County, Miss., Chevron will donate $1, up to a total of $50,000, to help fund eligible classroom projects.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW), with Chevron funding, has expanded from one pilot high school in Jackson County in 2013, to 19 elementary schools, six middle schools and eight high schools with PLTW programs. The organization inspires and empowers K-12 students to build and demonstrate in-demand, transportable skills by applying problem-solving strategies to complex, real-world challenges. More than 30 refinery engineers volunteer as classroom mentors in local PLTW classrooms.
Chevron Pascagoula Refinery regularly partners with the National Audubon Society and its Pascagoula River Audubon Center in promoting environmental education workshops and programs for local teachers and volunteers. Audubon aims to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.