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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.

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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.

Watch local ABC affiliate WJLA's "Spotlight on Education" segment, which features the Genesys Works program in Fairfax County. 

The $2 million commitment by the Citi Foundation in partnership Prosperity Now, is helping maximize the impact of Youth Employment and Financial Inclusion Efforts across the country.

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$30,000 grant will support Genesys Works alumnae attending college