During these difficult times, we are especially grateful for our Genesys Works community.
We believe it’s more important than ever to uphold our mission by maintaining our support of our young professionals while prioritizing the health and safety of our students, partners, staff, and the Chicago community. You can read more about our team’s efforts throughout recent weeks here.
We know that hourly workers and low-income communities will face a disproportionate impact from COVID-19 because of a lack of paid sick time and a safety net of resources.
While some Genesys Works interns adapt to working remotely in their internships, many are waiting to be called back to work when the crisis passes. With 87% of our students eligible for free or reduced lunch, a sudden loss of income can be an insurmountable challenge for them and their families.
We need your help to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on our young professionals. Your gift will help ensure that these young people receive the support and resources they need, now more than ever.
Right now, every day counts.
Spring remains a busy time for our program – college acceptances are rolling in, and scholarship applications are being finalized. Your generosity will help ensure that our young professionals continue to receive one-on-one support through digital College-Career-Connection (CCC) sessions, as well as regular phone and video check-ins with staff to offer the support and guidance they need in these uncertain times.
While their health and safety remain our top priority, our mission of providing pathways to career success is more important than ever. Thank you for your support of the young people we serve.
Executive Director, Genesys Works Chicago