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Genesys Works Founder and CEO Rafael Alvarez recently sat down with Denver Frederick of WNYM-AM 970's The Business of Giving to discuss how the Genesys Works model is impacting underserved high school students across the nation through meaningful work experiences. Listen to the full episode below (25:43). ...

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CHICAGO, June 13, 2018 – Genesys Works, a national social enterprise that provides work opportunities to high school students from underserved communities, today announced a partnership with Columbia College Chicago that will provide Chicago Public School students the opportunity to learn coding skills in an accelerated eight-week session this summer. Twenty-five students will ...

Three local corporate leaders join Houston chapter of National Non-Profit Organization         Houston (May 31, 2018) – Genesys Works Houston welcomes three corporate leaders to its Board of Directors. The addition of these new members comes at a pivotal time with the recent launch of the organization’s five-year strategic growth plan, which will triple the number of student ...

Genesys Works Chicago Welcomes New Board Members Tom Knight, Kelly Geary and Paul Corning                      CHICAGO – May 16, 2018 Genesys Works Chicago is excited to add three strong leaders to its Board of Directors, each bringing their unique experience and passion to the nonprofit. Thomas G. Knight – an accomplished senior executive – brings with him over 25 years of ...

Dear friends, I am excited to share an important transition that is happening at Genesys Works Houston. After a career spanning nearly 40 years, the last 5 as Executive Director of Genesys Works Houston, I have made the decision to retire at the end of this year. I will miss contributing daily to Genesys Works’ mission, but look forward to focusing more on public and non-prof ...

Grants from the Travelers Foundation total nearly $500,000 in 10 years HOUSTON, Texas, April 2018 – Genesys Works, a workforce development program serving youth across the country, has received a $50,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation, the charitable arm of Travelers. This grant brings their total giving to $460,000 over the past 10 years. This grant from the Travelers ...

Dear Friends and Supporters of Genesys Works, I am writing you to announce that 16 years after starting and growing Genesys Works and proudly seeing our mission come to life, I will be stepping aside as Chief Executive Officer in the first quarter of 2019. After that time, I will remain active on our National Board. In the 16 years I have served in this role, I have continua ...