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Genesys Works to Receive $800,000 Investment for Research Partnership to Impact Chicago’s Young People    CHICAGO – Genesys Works Chicago is thrilled to announce that it is one of three winners in Chicago Beyond’s first-ever innovation challenge, GO Innovate. Launched in April, Chicago Beyond’s GO Innovate challenge sought early-stage ideas that offer innovative programming in ...

The $250,000 grant, made possible by the Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance, supports innovative programs that prepare low-income youth for future success Chicago (August 5, 2016) –  The Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance announced thatGenesys Works Chicago has been awarded a grant from the 2016 Youth Opportunity Fund, an initiative that supports progra ...

On Thursday, September 22, at 6:00pm, Genesys Works will host Breaking Through 2016 at the Harris Theater in downtown Chicago. The event is free and open to the public.  Breaking Through is an annual event that celebrates Genesys Works Young Professionals as they break into the professional world after completing a rigorous workforce-training program. These Young Professionals ...

Genesys Works Chicago is thrilled to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors: Kenny Shogren of The PrivateBank and Josh Davidson of Silent IT

In a Forbes article titled “Seven Places To Look For Your Next Tech Hire,” Grads of Life named Genesys Works a "superstar" organization that is successfully developing the future of IT: "These organizations are doing more than developing IT skills and building futures. They are developing local talent that is meeting the ever-growing needs employers have for a qualified workfor ...

May 19, 2016, Chicago, IL — Think IT, a service of York Solutions with the mission of fostering professional growth and development through the power of networking and collaboration, will host its first Annual Think IT Charity Golf Invitational presented by York Solutions at Exmoor Country Club on Monday, August 22, 2016. Proceeds from the event will benefit Genesys Works Chica ...

Genesys Works Chicago is thrilled to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors: Alan Mather of Chicago Public Schools and Sony Rusteberg of Slalom Consulting. 

"INTERNSHIPS OPEN DOOR TO CORPORATE WORLD FOR CHICAGO TEENS" CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, NOVEMBER 2, 2015 The story features Robert Whitmore, a CPS student from the South Side who is turning his life around with the help of Genesys Works. Although he came close to dropping out of high school and is the recent victim of Chicago's neighborhood violence, Whitmore is now an accounting int ...

"How One Chicago Kid is Escaping a Life of Dead-End Jobs" CNN Money, August 26, 2015 The story features Jesse Larios - a college student, aspiring athletic trainer, Chicago Bulls ball boy, and proud Genesys Works Alumnus. ...

CHICAGO, IL – July 7, 2015 – The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) and Genesys Works Chicago are excited to announce a new partnership that will expand opportunities for low-income youth to enter the technology field. Both organizations are deeply involved in Chicago’s tech industry—ITA supports growth-stage technology companies, and Genesys Works is reshaping the future te ...