Building Communities that Work
Once students graduate from high school, our Alumni Program provides ongoing support to help students achieve college and career success. Many of our students will become the first in their families to attend college, making our services even more essential. “No one had a background in a college education or an office position” says Manuel Robles, who completed internships at Chicago Public Schools and AT&T. “So all of this was totally new for our family.”
How does a mother describe the impact of Genesys Works? Watch this interview with Matilde Robles.
Manuel’s two younger brothers followed his lead, from joining Genesys Works to attending college. Today, the Robles Family counts two college graduates with youngest brother Ruben still in college. Ricardo particularly appreciated the support and guidance he received from Genesys Works staff. “Even when I was in college, they supported me,” says Ricardo, a Class of 2013 alumnus who is studying to become a police officer. “I owe a lot of my success to them.”
“For me, Genesys Works has been really important to our family,” says Matilde Robles, mother to Manuel, Ricardo and Ruben. “It has been a big impact for us, seeing our sons starting a new path toward a life that we didn’t have.”
Manuel Robles was one of 15 alumni featured in our 15th Anniversary campaign. Learn more about his journey here.