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Alumni: Gozong Lor GW Class: 2013 High School: Saint Paul Central Senior High School College: Macalester College In 2012, Gozong Lor began her year-long internship with Target through Genesys Works. While this experience initially seemed like a short-term dive into IT, Gozong soon realized the internship meant more - to her and her company. Her internship with Target spark ...

In Minnesota’s Brooklyn Center Community school district, we have partnered with Genesys Works, a nonprofit organization that trains and places disadvantaged high school students in internships with Fortune 1000 companies. The internships kick off with a summer training program, where students learn technical skills and business operations alongside professional skills like communication, cooperation, and punctuality.

Genesys Works - Twin Cities welcomes four new members to its nonprofit Board of Directors. Long-time program advocates Michael Goar (Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities), Dionne Griffin Alkamooneh (City of St. Paul), Craig Pratt (ServiceNow), and Richard Walker (York Solutions/Think IT) have each begun their new terms on the board of Genesys Works – Twin Cities.

  Corporate Partner Honorees Ola Bolton, Accenture George Campos, Sidley Austin Anthony Canzeroni, Deloitte Monica Carney, Urban Partnership Bank Kim Currier, Kirkland & Ellis Melissa Davis, Baker McKenzie Bob Dignan, AT&T Tim Freund, Kirkland & Ellis Justin Griffiths, GTCR John Hamstra, Revantage De Ann Hanson, Bryan Cave Chris Heinemann, Relativity ...

Genesys Works – Twin Cities invites you to apply for the Think IT Young Professional Scholarship! This college scholarship amounts to $8,000 over two years ($4,000 per year). Alumni must be enrolled in a four-year college or university and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship may be used for any cost of attendance at an eligible college or university, including but not l ...

Genesys Works – Twin Cities is thankful for our hundreds of donors and funding partners who help us achieve our mission! One such partner, Deluxe Corporation Foundation has provided annual grants to support GW programming for our students since 2012. The Deluxe Corporation Foundation focuses on long-term solutions that help people, businesses and communities thrive and grow. A ...

In August 2017, Class of 2018 Medtronic intern Kachi asked a simple, insightful question. He wanted to know whether or not there was a place to celebrate employees of the month at Medtronic. Fast forward, and his question has sparked a monthly celebration with investment from multiple levels of the company.

Fox 32 Chicago highlights Genesys Works' participation in the Everyone Can Code program on their morning news program. Executive Director of Genesys Works Chicago Liz Rafferty and Genesys Works alumnus Malik Palmer explain what coding is, why learning to code is important, and the benefits of participating in Genesys Works internships. Genesys Works is excited to have partnered with Apple and the City of Chicago to bring coding opportunities to Chicago’s nearly 500,000 students through a citywide expansion of Apple’s Everyone Can Code program. 

Genesys Works is thrilled to welcome Anslem Gardner to its growing team in Chicago. Gardner – a native of the Midwest – has a strong track record of supporting at-risk adolescents. His career in human services began shortly after graduating from Eastern Connecticut State University when he joined Youthtrack Colorado as a Program Director. While there, he and his team helped decrease recidivism of Colorado youths by 35% over three years.

Genesys Works is excited to announce it is working with Apple and the City of Chicago to bring coding opportunities to Chicago’s nearly 500,000 students through a citywide expansion of Apple’s Everyone Can Code program. The initiative in Chicago was designed in collaboration with the Office of the Mayor, Chicago Public Schools, local businesses and other nonprofits that focus on youth workforce development. Together, these organizations are working to expand opportunities for students to build the skills they need to pursue careers in the app and coding economy by becoming proficient in Swift, Apple’s easy-to-learn programming language.