Chicago News




Stay home, Support Interns

During these difficult times, we are especially grateful for our Genesys Works community. We believe it’s more important than ever to uphold our mission by maintaining our support of our young professionals while prioritizing the health and safety of our students, partners, staff, and the Chicago community. You can read more about our team’s efforts throughout recent weeks here. […]


Genesys Works Chicago COVID-19 News and Updates

To our Genesys Works interns, partners, and supporters: We hope that you are safe and well amid the current COVID-19 outbreak. At Genesys Works, the health and well-being of our students, staff, and supporters is paramount. We are working closely with our corporate partners and students to ensure that everyone understands and is following the […]


Genesys Works Chicago Announces New Executive Director

CHICAGO, IL — Genesys Works, a national social enterprise committed to providing pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities, announced today that Kim Day is the new Executive Director for Chicago.   Kim Day, as a founder and an innovator of a network of schools serving 2,000 students across Chicago, saw the impact […]


Genesys Works Chicago Hosts First Cocktails and Conversation Of 2020

“Genesys Works exposes students to careers they may not otherwise know existed.” – Erin Estrada, Director of Postsecondary Counseling at Intrinsic Schools   For nearly ten years, Genesys Works Chicago has provided opportunities for students to succeed in a professional work environment, opening up career possibilities previously thought unattainable. On February 20, join us for Cocktails and Conversation, where our new Executive Director […]


Sparking Futures: Giving America’s Youth a Head Start

What does it mean to give someone the gift of an opportunity? An opportunity can look like many things: a big break, a leg up, a head start, or simply…a chance.

We don’t talk much about this “opportunity gap” at the dinner table or on the news like we do hunger or homelessness. We rarely hear corporate leaders or politicians speak on the topic at conferences or rallies. But the truth is, those with extensive learning resources will academically out-perform those without. Although this lack of resource can be attributed to a number of sources, the outcome is always the same.