Thank you to the more than 150 individuals who attended Genesys Works New York City’s inaugural Breaking Through Ceremony honoring our first class of interns!
Your support means so much to our young professionals as they enter the next chapter in their lives. In partnership with you — our dedicated supervisors, corporate and school champions, funders, and advisors — we have helped our interns build a set of skills, networks, and experiences that will transform their lives!
Check out some of the highlights from the virtual ceremony in the video links below.
WATCH OUR STUDENTS RECEIVE THEIR GENESYS WORKS STOLES
WATCH OUR STUDENT KEYNOTE SPEAKER, AMINATA, TELL HER STORY
WATCH THE WHOLE CEREMONY
Genesys Works is making change happen every day by opening doors to opportunity so that our motivated youth can have a future their talent merits. The senseless killing of George Floyd and far too many others calls on all of us to act.
At Genesys Works, this time in our history only strengthens our conviction to be part of real change.
Join us in our work by hiring a young professional, funding our internship opportunities, and introducing us to leaders in your network!
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 genesysworks.org.