Building Pathways to Employment and Economic Self-Sufficiency

Genesys Works conducted its third annual survey of program alumni, and the results show that the program is accomplishing its vision of equipping and empowering youth with the knowledge and skills required to achieve career success and economic self-sufficiency.

Read the 2017 Alumni Survey Summary by Dr. Nidhi Mehrotra.

There is widespread consensus that the primary path to a well-paying job in the modern economy is through education. According to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, 65% of jobs in the year 2020 will require postsecondary credentials with 35% requiring at least a bachelor’s degree. As a result, examining the educational status of Genesys Works alumni is key to understanding their prospects for achieving career success.

This survey, conducted in the fall of 2017, evaluated program outcomes and the extent to which Genesys Works has succeeded in changing the life trajectory of disadvantaged youth by preparing them for a successful career. Of the 2,400 alumni receiving the survey, 1,194 responded, yielding a rate of 49%.  

Genesys Works opens the doors of opportunity to high school students from underserved communities. Through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships, Genesys Works is paving the way for students to achieve college and career success.

For additional information, contact:
Bernadette Tretta
Director of Measurement and Evaluation
btretta@genesysworks.org
713.337.0543

Jennie Tollefson
Chief Marketing Officer
jentollefson@genesysworks.org
651.260.9008