The Problem

Our urban schools are filled with high-potential students from low-income backgrounds that have the motivation and determination to achieve career success, but no access to meaningful opportunities.  At the same time, millions of entry-level jobs go unfilled because young adults lack the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to succeed in these roles.

Closing these skills and opportunity gaps is an urgent economic and social imperative, and Genesys Works offers a proven solution for students and businesses alike.

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Our Solution

Genesys Works empowers high school students from challenged backgrounds to achieve college and career success through skills training and meaningful work experiences.  See our Theory of Change to learn more how our programming impacts students, benefits companies, and transforms communities.

Primary elements of the Genesys Works program include 8 weeks of technical and professional skills training, a paid year-long corporate internship, college and career coaching, and alumni support to and through college.  Our goal is to move more students out of poverty and into professional careers, creating a more productive and diverse workforce in the process.

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National Impact

2,803

STUDENTS SERVED IN 2016

94%

College Enrollment Rate

71%

OF ALUMS HAVE GRADUATED OR STILL ENROLLED IN COLLEGE

$6.1 Million

paid to students in 2015

Alumni Survey Reveals Strong Outcomes

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$50,000

MEDIAN EARNINGS OF ALUMNI 5+ YEARS AFTER GENESYS WORKS