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Genesys Works Twin Cities July 2020 Update

Executive director Karen Marben will be stepping down from her position after five years of leadership for Genesys Works Twin Cities. In June 2015, Karen Marben joined the team as the organization’s second executive director. Under her leadership, nearly 1,300 high school students earned a year-long business technology internship, and programming expanded significantly to incorporate opportunities for post-secondary students.


Career Launched!

We’re entering an exciting phase in the Talent Development Pipeline (TDP) program. This year, Genesys Works young professionals are beginning to exit the program for the very reason they enter it: to launch their career! Our first individual to move into his first official career role is – drumroll, please – Kyle Lee!  Find out more about Kyle and his first career moves, and stay tuned for more individuals to be added to the official “Career Launched” list!


GWH June Newsletter – Moving Forward But Not Moving On

Over the last couple of months, we’ve taken a brief pause from our monthly newsletter to be with our students, staff and community. We’re back with a renewed sense of purpose + updates on our outgoing and incoming cohorts.


Cheers to Class 10!

10 FOR 10 STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS Jareal Appling – Lantern Partners While at Lantern Partners, Jareal completed data entry for job candidates, which she described as one of the most important roles at the company. “Because of my internship at Lantern Partners, I’ve become more social, more open, and more professional. I was able to build […]


2019-2020 Making Internships Meaningful Wrap-Up

Throughout the 2019-2020 internship year, our Genesys Works young professionals and their supervisors have demonstrated more creativity and perseverance than we ever could have imagined! No matter what challenges this year provided, they stepped up to the task at hand and continued to create meaningful internship experiences. This June, as we wrap up our school year internships and transition into training our new class of students, we wanted to remind you of all our featured interns and supervisors!




Happy Juneteenth Day!

Systemic racism and racial trauma is not new. So, as we move forward, it is important we do so with increasing awareness and urgency in order to create a more equitable future and disrupt systems of oppression for our Twin Cities youth. Read on for a bit more education on how Juneteenth came to be.


A Message To Our Community

Last week, our CEO, David Williams, released a statement on recent events in our country. In unity with our organization’s stance, we also wanted to explain the work we are doing at the local level, as our mission and efforts are now more critical than ever. For ten years, we have worked toward a future […]


Call to Action: guest blog by alumna Meylani McCorvey

In the last thirty days, the nation has witnessed George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Italia Kelly, David McAtee, and many others lose their lives due to a system that was created to further the oppression of Black and Brown folks. However, among all of this injustice and pain, communities have come together from every walk of life, to promote change and to hold members of this unjust system accountable for their actions. Although this doesn’t bring back the lives of fallen community members, this revolution inspires hope and demands change.