Houston News and Events

NBDA's 1st Annual Golf Tournament takes place Tuesday, November 1st and benefits Genesys Works.  Be sure to register today. Sponsorship opportunities are still available!  

 

2016 Genesys Works Houston Cellar Classic sponsorship opportunities are available!  

Through Houston's largest and longest running wine and food event, help support and raise brand awareness for Genesys Works, which transforms the lives of disadvantaged youth by giving them their first taste of career success.  

Mock Interviews is a vital part of our program. For eight weeks, students learn professional and technical skills, which equip them for success during their senior-year internships

Breaking Through, an annual celebration, recognizes the achievements
and hard work of the Genesys Works interns of the Class of 2017. 

Published on July 22, 2016   Peter Katz Executive Director at Genesys Works - Bay Area It’s fascinating that while the San Francisco Bay Area is often hailed as the center of technical innovation and social change (and deservedly so) many companies are still operating with old and traditional mindsets of workforce development and community engagement. For example, if you sa ...

SUMMARY: Robin Tooms interviews the executive director of Genesys Works - Houston. Genesys Works provides work experience and professional and technical skills for at-risk high school students to help prepare them for the workforce; students actually spend their senior year of high school in an internship. As a startup in 2002, Genesys started with 12 students and one or t ...

Twila Day, Managing Director for Alvarez and Marsal is a champion of the Genesys Works program as well as a member of the Genesys Works – Houston Board of Directors since 2010.   Prior to her position at Alvarez and Marsal, Twila served as Vice President and CIO for Sysco Corporation where she was introduced to the Genesys Works program and identified it as a great opportunity. ...

Evan Kirchen is the Vice President of Engineering and Construction for Williams, a leading energy company with its core business in natural gas processing and transportation. Evan was recently elected to the Genesys Works – Houston Board of Directors.  Williams has partnered with Genesys Works and provided meaningful internships for underserved Houston youth for over five years ...

Myrtle Jones, Senior Vice President, Tax at Halliburton and a member of the Genesys Works - Houston Board of Directors has been recognized as the 2015 Texas Multicultural Leader of the Year by The National Diversity Council.  Read the full article featured in the HalNews below:  JONES NAMED TEXAS MULTICULTURAL LEADER OF THE YEAR The National Diversity Council has recognized M ...

Summer is fast approaching and we are celebrating the fantastic achievements of our Class of 2015 Students including: 100% of our current interns graduated from high school; 98% have been accepted to a 2 or 4 year college; and $2.3 Million in scholarship funds secured! A record for a Genesys Works class.  It is amazing to see the transformations our young profession ...