Over the last couple of months, we’ve taken a brief pause from our monthly newsletter to be with our students, staff and community. We’re back with a renewed sense of purpose + updates on our outgoing and incoming cohorts.
The brilliant writer Maya Angelou once said, “Do the best you can. Then when you know better, do better.” The senseless, murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor-merely the latest in a far-too-long list of Black people who did not deserve to die-has awakened a desire in this nation and our community. Justice must be done, and we must be a part of ensuring that it does.
High school intern Destinie Hawkins has always been ready to take on challenges! She is a senior at Westside High School and is ready to begin her journey as a college student.
Belen Cosme grew up assuming she would clean houses for a living. It was what her mother had always done and what was familiar to her. At that time, she didn’t know a single person who had been to college or who worked in a professional office environment. It wasn’t until her first internship with Kinder Morgan during her senior year of high school that she abandoned that idea and began to consider new possibilities. Through Genesys Works, she realized that her career options were far broader than she had assumed.
At Genesys Works, the companies we partner with are vital to our mission. Partners like Midcoast Energy are committed to providing opportunities to Houston’s young people, paving the way toward resilient and sustainable futures. They understand that the opportunities we provide today will have lasting effects in our communities tomorrow.