Twin Cities News

Genesys Works Twin Cities Projects over $4.6M Community Impact after Draft Day

Genesys Works (https://genesysworks.org/) released today the highlights of the 10th annual Draft Day, a sports-style event showcasing its high school students and the companies where they will work during the upcoming school year.
Genesys Works placed 318 high school seniors into paid, one-year corporate IT internships at 56 companies throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Many high school students began their 20-hour work schedule just two days after Draft Day.




Allina Health Wins 2019 Rookie of the Year Award

It’s not every year that a corporate partner triples the numbers of young professionals it hires. But Allina Health isn’t just any other company. And not every company wins the Rookie of the Year award, like Allina Health did at Draft Day on Tuesday. We could tell you why Allina Health is such a valuable partner, but it’s better said by one of their interns.


Finding True Potential with Genesys Works

A single opportunity changed the trajectory of my life. I grew up in a single-parent household in Bloomington, Minnesota, where my mother worked three jobs to provide a roof over our heads and food in our bellies.


Facing the Future with Confidence

Francisco was seven years old when his family left Mexico and set out for the U.S. Growing up in Oakland, the eldest of two, he found himself navigating a new country, new language, and most importantly, a new education system. In high school, Francisco envisioned a future career in law and technology.


Persistence Pays Off

Many families who leave Central America are trying to get their children a better education and a brighter future. Lack of educational opportunities was a factor in Kateryn’s family move from Guatemala when she was only eight years old.


Optum Scrum Team Inspires New Internship Position

We have Optum supervisors and young professionals to thank for an entirely new internship position. Prior to the upcoming internship year, young professionals primarily fulfilled the roles of Helpdesk Support, Desktop Deployment, Data/Quality Assurance, Development Support, and Project Coordinator/Operations Support. This year, we’re officially adding one more to the list: Scrum Team Member.



Summer Training 2019: Let the Games Begin

At Genesys Works, it’s officially summer training season! That means that as the Class of 2019 settles into summer – preparing for college or other post-secondary paths and finishing their year-long internships – we are also preparing the Class of 2020 for their upcoming internship opportunity.