Genesys Works students have higher rates of college enrollment and completion, and a greater ability to obtain meaningful employment given their internship experiences. Almost all participants enroll in college (compared to approximately three quarters of students nationally) and they complete degree programs at much higher rates. This extra postsecondary education generates benefits in terms of higher incomes, lower social burdens, and faster economic growth. In addition, students earn a year-long paid internship at local companies, earning on average of $10,000 their senior year in high school.
The results are clear: Genesys Works generates substantial net economic and social value for society.
Read the Social Return on Investment (SROI) Executive Summary by Dr. Clive R. Belfield, Principal Economist, Center for Cost-Benefit Studies in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.