Forging a Path with New Futuro
On November 12, 2011, Genesys Works- Chicago and nearly fifty other organizations stood proudly at the New Futuro Summit at the University of Illinois- Chicago Forum with one common goal: to provide a "roadmap to college." At what is being called the "largest one-day college-preparatory fair in the Midwest", New Futuro made their mark on Chicago providing a direct link between students and the resources that could help them create a brighter future.
New Futuro is a Chicago-based organization, committed to assisting Hispanic students attend college; learning how to apply, overcome obstacles, and ensuring that they can afford a college education. Through their website, www.newfuturo.com, the organization is creating an online social community to provide resources for the Hispanic community through articles, videos, networking opportunities, and partnerships with key organizations.
One key partnership is with Genesys Works- Chicago, as we look to change the life trajectory of high school students by providing them with meaningful internships and arming them with the knowledge they will need to enroll in college and be successful.
The partnership between Genesys Works- Chicago and New Futuro became a reality at the New Futuro Summit on November 12, 2011. Genesys Works- Chicago alumni, current Young Professionals, and staff shared their stories with thousands, creating a fantastic opportunity for continued growth in Chicago, potentially increasing the overall impact of Genesys Works.
New Futuro and Genesys Works- Chicago will soon be partnering up again through the ever-growing online community and potentially through another large-scale event tentatively planned for May 2012.