Twin Cities News

Genesys Works Named 2016 Chick-fil-A-Foundation True Inspiration Award Winner

ATLANTA (January 19, 2016) – The Chick-fil-A® Foundation is honored to announce today the recipients of the organization’s 2016 True Inspiration Awards. The 22 deserving not-for-profits, which represent 17 states across the country, are receiving a combined $1.26 million in grants to further their work fostering leadership and entrepreneurial spirit in children. Genesys Works …


Join Our Team. Change the Trajectory of Life for Students in the Twin Cities.

At Genesys Works – Twin Cities, we seek candidates who believe deeply in our organization’s mission, who thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic work environment, who have a passion for collaboration and teamwork, and who demonstrate a record of achievement. Connect with us on Facebook and read our annual report to learn more. AVAILABLE POSITIONS: Program Coordinator …


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 …


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 – 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 …


Job Opportunity: Development Director

Location: Saint Paul, MN Employment Type: Full-time Genesys Works is a nonprofit organization that trains and employs high school seniors to perform professional services for major corporations. Our mission is to enable economically-disadvantaged students to enter and thrive in the economic mainstream by providing them the knowledge and work experience required to succeed as …


Genesys Works – Twin Cities Announces New Executive Director

The Genesys Works Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Marben as the new Executive Director of Genesys Works – Twin Cities. The Board’s decision comes with the fullest confidence that Marben will continue the existing caliber of leadership, serving as an excellent steward of the Genesys Works mission and an influential advocate for low-income high …


2nd Annual CIO Luncheon Raises $120,000

On Friday, May 15, 400 IT leaders gathered at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley for the 2nd Annual Genesys Works CIO Luncheon. This year’s luncheon raised $120,000 to provide transportation for our young professionals. This will remove a significant barrier facing students in our program – the ability to get to and from meaningful work opportunities outside of their e …


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Click the picture above to view our 2015 Annual Report which features student, client partner, and school partner stories – and our impressive results from 2015. …