We Are Genesys Works

We provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experience, and impactful relationships.

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We envision a future when all youth finish high school equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to achieve career success and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency.

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Genesys Works was founded in 2002 by Rafael Alvarez, a former corporate strategist for Compaq Computer in Houston. Starting with only 10 students and one corporate partner, Genesys Works has grown to become a national organization serving more than 4,000 students annually.


Genesys Works is a national organization serving low-income students in Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington’s National Capital Region and New York City.

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