Bay Area News

AT&T Gives More Than One Million Dollars to Local Non-Profits to Help Opportunity Youth in Houston’s Complete Communities

AT&T* is committed to helping build a better tomorrow for opportunity youth in Houston’s Complete Communities. We’re doing that through a new initiative we call “Believe HoustonSM” designed to help expand young people’s vision for their futures through academic support and tutoring, character development mentorship and exposure to career options through job shadowing and internships.


Sweet 16: Welcoming Our New Class of Dell Scholars

March 8, 2019 – Today, we are excited to announce our 16th class of Dell Scholars. These students have already inspired us with their perseverance, hard work, and determination to make it this far – applying and being accepting to college.


We Can Break the Cycle of Poverty: Training and Skilling Our Workforce

For much of my 35-year career in the nonprofit world, I worked with organizations to address the unfortunate consequences of poverty, issues like access to food or shelter. It is vital, much-needed work, and I felt like we were making a difference. But, I often wondered: instead of treating the symptoms, how can we end the cycle of poverty and eliminate hunger and homelessness entirely?



5 myths about high school interns and why your business should hire them

 Employers are struggling to fill jobs with experienced, skilled workers. In fact, job openings hit an all-time high in August 2018, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that in just two years, 1.4 million computer science-related jobs will be open, with barely 400,000 qualified candidates to fill them.


Dream big, always

At some point during her internship year at Genesys Works, Julie set a goal for herself to one day work for Genesys Works. She has never forgotten to dream big, always.


Setting the Foundation for Youth Financial Capability: A Conversation with Genesys Works

In July of 2017, Prosperity Now, in partnership with the Citi Foundation, launched a community of practice with five national youth workforce development organizations as part of the Citi Foundation’s Youth Financial Capability Fund (YFCF). The YFCF is part of the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative, which supports organizations that help empower urban youth, ages 16 to 24, by connecting them to opportunities that prepare them to compete in a 21st century economy.


Genesys Works Receives $500,000 Grant from Salesforce.org to Support National Workforce Development Programs for High Schoolers

Genesys Works is announcing that Salesforce.org contributed $500,000 to the national nonprofit, which provides paid internships and job training to high school students from underserved communities. This grant will support program efforts at Genesys Works’ Bay Area location, as well as help to expand engagement efforts with program alumni for its sites across the country.


Genesys Works Names David Williams of Make-A-Wish America as New CEO

Genesys Works, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities, announced today that David Williams will join the organization as CEO starting January 1, 2019. In his new role, he looks forward to scaling the organization’s impact and helping more youth succeed on a path towards college and career success.


2018 Bay Area Breaking Through Ceremony

Nearly 130 rising high school seniors from San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, have begun their internships at local Bay Area companies. These Genesys Works program participants capped their eight-week skills training with the Breaking Through Ceremony, a milestone event for young professionals continuing their transformational journey with a year-long, paid corporate internship.