Bay Area News

Building with Heart and Balance: A Spotlight on Atlassian

Atlassian’s core values drive all of their interactions with Genesys Works, making them an ideal partner! Brandon Lara Gutierrez, Class of 2020, shares his experience as a Young Professional on their Web Production team.


Reporting Out: Progress on our Anti-Racist Agenda

Reporting Out: Progress on our Anti-Racist Agenda In May, our nation was jolted into action as thousands of citizens took a stand against systemic racism and violence against Black people and communities. In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Genesys Works Bay Area (GWBA) made a public statement committing to five […]


Listen, Learn, Act, and Repeat

Listen, Learn, Act, and Repeat Yesterday, our CEO, David Williams, released a statement pertaining to recent events in our country. In unity with our organization’s stance, we also wanted to explain the work we are doing at a local level. Over the past weeks, Genesys Works Bay Area (GWBA) has reflected on the role our […]




A Message from the Genesys Works Bay Area Executive Director: Our COVID-19 Action Plan

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 students’ income stability and to prioritize the health and safety of our students, partners, staff, and the Bay Area community. As a member of the Genesys Works community, we want to keep you apprised of our team’s recent efforts.


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.