Californians for Energy Independence in the Community

Californians for Energy Independence Proudly Served The Ventura County Community in 2018

Ventura Citizens for Energy Independence, a project of Californians for Energy Independence, and local oil and gas employees believe in the importance of giving back to the community through charitable giving, educational programming, and community outreach.

Ventura Citizens for Energy Independence (VCEI) is a coalition of local oil and gas producers and community members who work together to support state and local policies that allow for continued domestic energy production.

VCEI strives to be a strong community partner by providing factual information to community members, leaders and local elected officials on how the oil and gas industry provides a safe, affordable and reliable energy supply to meet the needs of every Ventura resident and the businesses that drive the local and regional economy


14 organizations + $90,000+ in giving

American Cancer Society
Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard
and Port Hueneme
Channel Islands High School
Dreamers/Upward Bound Program
CSU Channel Islands Foundation
Downtown Ventura Partnership
Amgen Tour
Downtown Ventura Thomas Fire
El Concilio Family Services
Santa to the Sea
Thomas Fire Worker Relief Fund
Turning Point Foundation
Ventura Community Partners Foundation
Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation


3 events
700+ community members served

Original Cinco De Mayo presented by Dr. David Hayes-Bautista California Resources Corporation and VCEI hosted Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, a world renown lecturer on the importance of Latinos in California’s history. Nearly 200 community members, including students throughout the county, participated in the event and experienced his dynamic presentation in Spanish – “The Original Cinco De Mayo: Made in California.”

Westpark Community Day Aera Energy, VCEI and the Westpark Community Center hosted a community day for more than 200 students and families where they participated in games and hands-on STEM activities.

Barbecue and School Supply Giveaway VCEI and Ventura County Supervisor John Zaragoza hosted a free barbecue and school supply giveaway for more than 300 students and families with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s Nyeland Acres Center.


Careers in Energy encourages students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field careers, specifically those in the energy industry. Students interact with local energy employees of similar backgrounds to learn how excelling in STEM studies can lead to high paying and fulfilling careers.


Careers in Clean Tech, Sustainable Ventura County – Careers in Energy Booth Presentation
Careers in Energy Presentation to Moorpark College
Careers in Energy Presentation to ACE Charter School
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Career Material Presentation Villanova Prep High School Presentation
Central Coast Labor Council Labor Day Picnic Careers in Energy Booth
Fiestas Patrias Careers in Energy Booth

Outside of work, you can find California Energy Workers coaching youth sports teams, educating students on the importance of STEM education, cleaning up beaches, and beautifying parks. They love and care about their community!

  • 900 Oil and Gas employees live and work in Ventura County
  • Nearly 50% of the workforce are people of color
  • Education levels employees have varying education levels, from GED’s to PHD’s

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