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Local Non-Profit Taps Banker as Director of Development


May 26, 2009

Genesys Works, a Houston-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit announces Maureen Sanders as Director of Development for their local office. Ms. Sanders has been a career banker in the Houston community for over 25 years. She was most recently with BBVA Compass Bank. Besides her leadership within the banking industry, Ms. Sanders brings extensive non-profit involvement. Avondale House, The Womens Resource of Greater Houston, Texas Executive Women, Upper Kirby District Foundation and the Fort Bend YMCA are some of the organizations that have garnered her commitment to the community over the years.

"Genesys Works has a self-sufficient business model that makes economic sense. Coming from a corporate environment, it is critically important to affect social change at the level of impact that Genesys has. I have witnessed firsthand the need for creating future employees of tomorrow that can truly integrate into corporate America and Genesys is on the correct path. I am excited to bring my corporate business background and financial expertise as well as my passion for social entrepreneurship to Genesys," Ms. Sanders stated

"Being able to tap a local person like Maureen Sanders is exciting for Genesys. Her corporate background and community involvement will significantly contribute to our local growth and national reach," says Sharon Jacobson, Executive Director.

About Genesys Works:

Genesys Works is a Houston-based non-profit organization founded in 2002 by Rafael Alvarez. The mission is to enable economically-disadvantaged high school students enter the economic mainstream by providing them with the knowledge and work experience required to succeed as professionals. Students are placed into an intensive training program that prepares them to work in a meaningful capacity in large corporations during their senior year of high school. Immersion into the corporate world creates life change for these students showing possibility that they can succeed as professionals.

With more than 30 of Houston's largest corporations participating, Genesys reaches approximately 200 students per year with more than 95% of the graduates enrolling into college immediately after high school. Many receive major scholarships with the assistance of the Genesys Works College Connection program.

Genesys expanded into Minnesota in 2008 and has plans to expand into other major metropolitan areas in the country.


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