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Genesys Works – Twin Cities Wins Tekne Award for Workforce Development

SAINT PAUL, Nov. 19, 2015 – The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Genesys Works as the recipient of the 2015 Tekne Award in the Workforce Development award category. Held November 18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Tekne Awards honor companies and individuals who have played a significant role in developing new technologies that positively impact the l …


Chicago Sun-Times Tells the Remarkable Story of Genesys Works Young Professional Robert Whitmore

“INTERNSHIPS OPEN DOOR TO CORPORATE WORLD FOR CHICAGO TEENS” CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, NOVEMBER 2, 2015 The story features Robert Whitmore, a CPS student from the South Side who is turning his life around with the help of Genesys Works. Although he came close to dropping out of high school and is the recent victim of Chicago’s neighborhood violence, Whitmore is now an accounting int …


Genesys Works Awarded Saint Paul Foundation Grant to Address Racial Equity

With 133 requests from cities, schools and nonprofits, The Saint Paul Foundation has approved seven Advancing Racial Equity grants in honor of its 75th anniversary. Genesys Works is proud to receive one of these seven grants.Applicants were asked to answer the question, “What will your organization do to advance racial equity in St. Paul or the East Metro?” “These grants are re …


St. Paul Interns get Glimpse of Professional Life, Better Shot at College

By Maja Beckstrom, Pioneer Press Keyana Johnson answers phones and resolves password issues Wednesday in the IT department at Travelers in St. Paul through an internship program run by Genesys Works. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi) When employees at Travelers can’t log into their computer and call the company help desk, they might get advice from a high sch …


Genesys Works – Bay Area and local corporations celebrate high schoolers’ success at Breaking Through 2015

Annual event to honor underserved high school students and their acceptance into corporate internships will be held October 14, 2015 at 5:30 at the St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 30, 2015) Genesys Works-Bay Area, a San Francisco-based non-profit that helps put underserved high school seniors on a college and career track through work skills trainin …


Genesys Works – Bay Area Adds PwC Executive Amity Millhiser to Its Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO — September 29, 2015 — Genesys Works – Bay Area (GWBA), the San Francisco-based office of national non-profit Genesys Works, announced today the addition of Amity Millhiser, U.S. Markets & Sectors Leader at PricewaterhouseCooopers (PwC), to its Board of Directors. Genesys Works helps end the cycle of poverty for low-income students through extensive training f …


Marian Davenport – Genesys Works

SUMMARY: Robin Tooms interviews the executive director of Genesys Works – Houston. Genesys Works provides work experience and professional and technical skills for at-risk high school students to help prepare them for the workforce; students actually spend their senior year of high school in an internship. As a startup in 2002, Genesys started with 12 students and one or t …


The Genesys of a career

A TWIN CITIES PROGRAM is providing a boost for economically-challenged students looking to get a kickstart in the changing job market. For seven years, Twin Cities nonprofit Genesys Works has given students real-world training in marketing, business and IT careers with the goal of supplying trained workers for companies in the metro area. “For many of our students, this is th …



Genesys Works – Twin Cities Places 233 Students Into Internships

8/6/15 (Article taken from WCCO): Over two hundred Minnesota high school students are officially drafted as of Thursday morning. The 233 students have been drafted to work for 55 Twin Cities Corporations as paid interns. These kids are from low-income backgrounds and they now have a huge jump start to their futures. To emphasize the enormity of the event, the ceremony mimic …