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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.







What’s new at Genesys Works Chicago?

Class 10 Internships Start 137 class ten young professionals have been placed in internships across the city! Corporate partners such as TransUnion, Revantage, Kirkland and Ellis LLP, and more have already welcomed our interns into their offices for orientations and first days. We’re so excited to see how class 10 grows throughout the year! Be […]




Finding True Potential with Genesys Works

A single opportunity changed the trajectory of my life. I grew up in a single-parent household in Bloomington, Minnesota, where my mother worked three jobs to provide a roof over our heads and food in our bellies.