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We are Genesys Works

History of Genesys Works

While serving as a board member of a local charter school, Rafael Alvarez, at the time a corporate strategist for a Fortune 100 company, was struck by the bleak prospects facing economically challenged high school students who lacked the skills necessary to compete in the changing job market. In response to that need, Mr. Alvarez founded Genesys Works in 2002 (originally named Genesys ITS, Inc.) Learn more about Genesys Works' national leadership.

Genesys Works - Chicago opened its doors in June 2010 as the third Genesys Works location. After being approached by Chicago Public Schools, Genesys Works began developing plans to bring the program to the city in order to benefit hundreds of students.

In 2010, Genesys Works - Chicago accepted 35 students out of the 125 who applied into the summer training program. In the coming years, we hope to accept upwards of 200 students and have an even larger impact on the Chicago community. Read more about the national history of Genesys Works.

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