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Columbia University Study Shows Genesys Works Leads to More College Degrees, Higher Incomes, and Greater Economic Growth

Houston - In addition to matching interns with meaningful internship experiences, Genesys Works also provides students with guidance and counseling on appropriate college and career pathways. Students are able to identify college matches based on location, academics, culture, and financial aid.  For Marcelo Davila, who wasn’t sure he would go to college at all, Genesys Works ha ...

HOUSTON - March 27, 2017 Genesys Works, a program that changes the life trajectory of low-income high school seniors by providing them with meaningful work internships and critical college and career skills, announced today that it is actively seeking new partners to bring its proven career readiness programming into their communities. Through investments from AT&T and othe ...

$1.17M National Software Upgrades Support Teens Preparing for 21st Century Jobs

HOUSTON PUBLIC MEDIA: "Inside the Classroom" In Houston Public Media's ongoing series “Inside the Classroom,” Eloisa Cortinas, a senior at Alief Hastings High School, talks with her mentor María Carlota Palacios, who manages community relations at Williams, an energy infrastructure company. Educators and experts across Texas are trying to figure out how to make students more pr ...

AT&T Presents $2 Million Contribution to Genesys Works to Grow Internship Opportunities for Underserved Youth 


 

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

2016 Houston Year in Review:    Class off 2016 students –  Class of 2017 students –       100% applied to college 992: student applications from 25 partner high schools      100% applied for scholarships 273: students started training      100% accepted to college 185 students to be placed      Almost $3 Million in Scholarship Dollars won!  Female: 53%   Male: 47 ...

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 say th ...

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 two ...