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Genesys Works Selected as Grant Recipient of 2016 Youth Opportunity Fund to Connect Low-Income Youth in Chicago to Career Opportunities

The $250,000 grant, made possible by the Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance, supports innovative programs that prepare low-income youth for future success Chicago (August 5, 2016) – The Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance announced thatGenesys Works Chicago has been awarded a grant from the 2016 Youth Opportunity Fund, an initiative that supports progra …


Thinking Differently About Workforce Development

Published on July 22, 2016 Peter Katz Executive Director at Genesys Works – Bay Area It’s fascinating that while the San Francisco Bay Area is often hailed as the center of technical innovation and social change (and deservedly so) many companies are still operating with old and traditional mindsets of workforce development and community engagement. For example, if you sa …



Google Grants A Half Million Dollars to Genesys Works to Expand Pathways To Tech Careers

San Francisco, CA– Google.org has committed $500,000 to non-profit Genesys Works – Bay Area to build pathways to academic and professional success for the youth of San Jose. Since 2013, Genesys Works has provided underserved high school students with technical and professional skills training, meaningful internships at leading Bay Area companies, and college support so they ca …


Forbes Includes Genesys Works In List Of “Seven Places To Look For Your Next Tech Hire”

In a Forbes article titled “Seven Places To Look For Your Next Tech Hire,” Grads of Life named Genesys Works a “superstar” organization that is successfully developing the future of IT: “These organizations are doing more than developing IT skills and building futures. They are developing local talent that is meeting the ever-growing needs employers have for a qualified workfor …


Genesys Works Expands, Gives Underserved San Jose Youth Pathways to Tech Careers

San Jose, CA – On Friday, May 20, Genesys Works – Bay Area announced an innovative partnership to scale its program and bridge the opportunity gap in Silicon Valley. The local non-profit is teaming up with Google, PwC, JPMorgan Chase, and other Silicon Valley business leaders, and with the East Side Union High School and San Jose Unified School Districts to provide underserved …


Think IT Association to Host Golf Tournament Benefiting Genesys Works Chicago

May 19, 2016, Chicago, IL — Think IT, a service of York Solutions with the mission of fostering professional growth and development through the power of networking and collaboration, will host its first Annual Think IT Charity Golf Invitational presented by York Solutions at Exmoor Country Club on Monday, August 22, 2016. Proceeds from the event will benefit Genesys Works Chica …


Genesys Works Interns Earn Scholarships

Many Genesys Works interns have been hard at work this year applying for scholarships as a way to help pay for college. We are excited to share this year’s notable scholarship winners from Genesys Works – Twin Cities. Congratulations on all of your hard work! Think IT Young Professional Scholarship: ($8,000 awarded to Genesys Works alumni currently in college) Kalila Moua …