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Genesys Works Houston Announces Appointment of New Members to Board of Directors
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 ...
Important Update From Genesys Works Houston
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 ...
Genesys Works Receives $50,000 Grant from Travelers Foundation
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 ...
Important Message from Our Founder & CEO on Transition
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 ...
On College Success: Five questions with Rafael Alvarez, Genesys Works
This is a blog series focused on how the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approaches college success work. You will hear from our partners who work each day to help students improve academically, complete rigorous curricula, and cross financial hurdles. One of our partners, Genesys Works, provides pathways to career success for students starting in high school, by providing skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. Students who graduate and go on to college are able to use these skills in internships and throughout their college and professional careers. We talked with Rafael Alvarez, Founder & CEO of Genesys Works, about our guiding principle in college success work: The right assistance at the right time can help students get into college, stay in college and graduate. You can read the whole series here.
A Counselor’s Take: Want to Close the Internship Divide for Disadvantaged Kids? Start Paying Every Student
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 Joins Everyone Can Code Initiative
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.
WJLA: "Spotlight in Education" focuses on Genesys Works
Watch local ABC affiliate WJLA's "Spotlight on Education" segment, which features the Genesys Works program in Fairfax County.
Genesys Works Selected as Grant Recipient of Inaugural Pathways to Progress Youth Financial Capability Fund
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.