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Genesys Works Receives $5.4 Million in Funding to Grow and Scale Its Proven College and Career Readiness Program

Funding Includes $5 Million Multi-Year Grant from Ballmer Group, $150,000 Grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, $150,000 Grant from the Hearst Foundations, and $100,000 Grant from the George Kaiser Family Foundation Houston, TX – October 12, 2022 – With millions of high school students in need of proven pathways to the middle class, the

Hearst Foundations Announce Grant to Genesys Works

Funding will support the organization’s national program to prepare high school students for college and careers San Francisco, CA – September 27, 2022 –  The Hearst Foundations’ executive director Paul “Dino” Dinovitz announced this week that Genesys Works will receive a $150,000 grant to support the organization’s college and career readiness program. Genesys Works prepares

Genesys Works to Consider Expansion in Tulsa with $100k Grant from the George Kaiser Family Foundation

Funding covers feasibility study in support of bringing Genesys Works’ proven program for college and career success to Oklahoma Houston, TX – August 5, 2022 – Genesys Works has received a $100,000 planning grant from the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF), which funds organizations and efforts related to direct service delivery to the greater Tulsa

Richard King Mellon Foundation Supports Genesys Works with $150,000 Grant  

Funding covers feasibility study in support of bringing Genesys Works’ proven program for college and career success to Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA – August 3, 2022 – Genesys Works has received a $150,000 planning grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation (RKMF), which has invested in the future of Southwestern Pennsylvania since 1947, to expand its

Five Years Later: Renewing Our Commitment to Large-Scale, Flexible Funding

Ballmer Group is proud to announce that we are renewing a suite of grants to 18 stellar organizations working nationally to improve economic mobility. Their work is wide-ranging, in impact areas such as early childhood and family formation, child welfare, K-12 education, college/career readiness, and criminal justice reform. Five years ago, just as Ballmer Group

Volunteer Appreciation Month: Intern Supervisor Spotlight

Angela Kean – JPMC What motivated you to partner with Genesys Works? I have always thought that my retirement job would involve teaching technology/business at a community college somewhere. When I was approached about being a supervisor for Genesys Works, I thought this might be a great way to test if this was a good

Genesys Works’ Impact: Sara’s Story

Sara joined Genesys Works Bay Area in Summer 2021 as an English Language learner. A student at Oakland International High School, her high school guidance counselor recommended Sara for the program as a “very goal-oriented individual who strives for excellence.” The counselor added, “I think that this attitude is in part due to the number

Volunteer Appreciation Month: Intern Supervisor Spotlight

Eve Colmus – Clif Bar What motivated you to partner with Genesys Works? So many young people have a hard time seeing themselves in tech because of their gender or ethnicity. My goal is to change that and give them the tools and inspiration they need to make it in the industry.  What makes serving

The Alumni Catch-Up: From Mission to Impact

Mia PollardGenesys Works Bay Area Alum Class of 2021 Where are you in your career journey?I’m currently finishing my first year of college at UCLA, where I am pursuing a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering. GO BRUINS!!! I am also working as a Business Operations intern at Craft.co, a data management company, and seeking summer job

Expanding Our Impact: Career Accelerator Overview

The goal of Career Accelerator is to address a twofold problem:  Students are not prepared to successfully enter and persist in the workforce upon graduation from high school, and  Employers are struggling to identify and hire highly skilled, entry-level talent  We know from our school and district partners that current high school curricula does not