Genesys Works National Capital Region Announces New Leadership
National nonprofit serving students from disadvantaged communities welcomes
Mioshi Moses as Executive Director of National Capital Region site
Houston, Texas — Genesys Works, a national workforce development social enterprise, announced today that Mioshi Moses is the new Executive Director of the organization’s National Capital Region site. She will lead the organization’s programs, which provide life-changing work opportunities to high school students in underserved communities. An accomplished professional in corporate and nonprofit sectors, Moses’ background spans leadership and consulting positions at the Children’s National Health System, Leadership Greater Washington, Jack & Jill of America, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Ernst & Young.
As Executive Director based out of the Vienna, Va., program office, Moses will oversee program implementation and expansion, including growing the list of local corporate, school and community partners as Genesys Works National Capital Region aims to serve more students. Now in its third year, the organization expects to provide skills training and meaningful work opportunities to a growing number of students from low-income communities.
“I was immediately drawn to the mission of Genesys Works,” said Moses. “Having worked in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, I am aware of the opportunities for these industries to collaborate and provide pathways to career success for low-income youth. Together we can help solve some of society’s most pressing social issues of unemployment and lack of economic opportunities.
Genesys Works partners with Fairfax County Public Schools and D.C. Public Schools to recruit their interns, who are then trained by the nonprofit and employed at companies in the region such as AT&T, Accenture, HDR and Intelsat, among others.
“Mioshi’s business experience and acumen will be critical in expanding our National Capital Region program,” Rafael Alvarez, Founder and CEO of Genesys Works, said. “Mioshi will bridge her passion for serving others with the business needs of our partners to provide more work-based learning opportunities to high school youth from low-income communities.”
The Genesys Works program includes eight weeks of technical and professional skills training, a paid year-long corporate internship, college and career coaching, and alumni support to and through college. To date, 100 percent of students who participate in Genesys Works have graduated from high school and 95 percent have gone on to enroll in college as the next step on their path towards career success. A recent social return on investment study (SROI) by Columbia University calculated a $13.46 economic return to society for every $1 invested in the Genesys Works program, a powerful testament to the value of its programming.
About Genesys Works
Genesys Works provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. Our program consists of 8 weeks of technical and professional skills training, a paid year-long corporate internship, college and career coaching, and alumni support to and through college. Our goal is to move more students out of poverty and into professional careers, creating a more productive and diverse workforce in the process. Since its founding in 2002, Genesys Works has grown to serve nearly 4,000 students annually in Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington’s National Capital Region. To learn more, visit www.genesysworks.org.