Funder Spotlight: The Otto Bremer Trust

April 15, 2019

Press Release

Twin Cities


Genesys Works Twin Cities is a catalyst that transforms lives. We are only able to do this because of the continued support from our funders. For over 10 years — since the launch of our Twin Cities site in 2008 — the Otto Bremer Trust’s visionary leadership has been key to GWTC’s success.

In fact, the Otto Bremer Trust’s 2008 grant to GWTC was the first foundation grant we received. This support helped launch us into action and into the organization we are today. Since then, they have continued be financial supporters, as well as a valuable and trusted thought partner as we look to improve our operations and expand into other areas in Minnesota.

“Genesys Works Twin Cities continues to build on the success of its work to provide services to high school students from populations that are underrepresented in college and the workforce in Minnesota,” said Daniel C. Reardon, co-CEO and trustee, Otto Bremer Trust. “We’re pleased to be investing in their work to connect motivated young people to meaningful opportunities.”

Every day, we are so thankful for their commitment to the responsible investment into people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest!

About Genesys Works

Genesys Works provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. Our program consists of 8 weeks of technical and professional skills training, a paid year-long corporate internship, college and career coaching, and alumni support to and through college.  Our goal is to move more students out of poverty and into professional careers, creating a more productive and diverse workforce in the process.  Since its founding in 2002, Genesys Works has grown to serve nearly 4,000 students annually in Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington’s National Capital Region.   To learn more, visit

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