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Breaking Through marks an important transformation for the students of Genesys Works. After 8-weeks of professional and technical training, our students will enter the Chicago professional world as interns at Fortune 500 companies. They are now officially Young Professionals.

Join us in celebrating the Class of 2018 – 140 young professionals – at this energetic ceremony. This year’s event is bound to be our biggest yet! Join Chicago change-makers in the business, education and philanthropy communities in support of Chicago students forging pathways to success. Secure your seat today.

Breaking Through Ceremony
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Harris Theater (205 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601)

  • Opening Remarks by Chairman of the Board, Tom Nolan
  • Keynote Speaker
  • A Few Words from a Genesys Works Alumni
  • Special Guest: Genesys Works Founder and CEO, Rafael Alvarez
  • Class of 2018 Recognition
  • Keynote Address by a Class of 2018 Young Professional
  • Closing Remarks by Executive Director, Liz Rafferty

Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

RSVP Today by clicking here.

Since 2010, Genesys Works’ has transformed the lives of disadvantaged Chicago Public School high school students through skills training, meaningful work experience, secondary education and impactful relationships. 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.


We invite you to take your support to the next level and showcase your commitment to local youth by becoming a Breaking Through sponsor. Perfect for companies or individuals, sponsors will gain visibility while providing 140 under-served students with paid internship opportunities.

  • $25,000 Presenting Sponsorship
  • $10,000 Gold Sponsorship
  • $5,000 Silver Sponsorship
  • $2,500 Bronze Sponsorship

If you have any questions about RSVPS or sponsorships for the 2017 Breaking Through Ceremony, please contact Rebecca Monen at or 317-413-2085.

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