Directors

A Message from the Genesys Works Bay Area Executive Director: Our COVID-19 Action Plan

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 students’ income stability and to prioritize the health and safety of our students, partners, staff, and the Bay Area community. As a member of the Genesys Works community, we want to keep you apprised of our team’s recent efforts.

A Message from the Twin Cities Executive Director: Our COVID-19 Action Plan

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 students’ income stability and to prioritize the health and safety of our students, partners, staff, and the Twin Cities community. As a member of the Genesys Works community, we want to keep you apprised of our team’s recent efforts.

Game Changers. Generosity. Gratitude.

As 2019 comes to a close, GWTC Executive Director Karen Marben reflects on some of this year’s most impactful highlights at Genesys Works Twin Cities. For Karen, 2019 is summarized by results that are Game Changers, supporters who exude Generosity, and her own Gratitude for the impact of the organization.

Genesys Works Houston Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Directors

Welcome Erskine Black and Susanna Sabbagh

Genesys Works with Mioshi Moses and David Williams

Catherine Read interviews Mioshi Moses, Executive Director of the National Capital Region and David Williams, CEO of Genesys Works. They empower high school students from challenged backgrounds to achieve college and career success through skills training and meaningful work experience.

Cocktails and Conversation, An Evening with David Williams

Genesys Works’ Cocktails and Conversation event brought together business and community leaders for a casual evening of networking and celebration on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Coronado Club, an elegant private dining club located in a landmark building in downtown Houston.

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.

Important Update From Genesys Works Houston

Dear friends, I am excited to share an important transition that is happening at Genesys Works Houston. After a career spanning nearly 40 years, the last 5 as Executive Director of Genesys Works Houston, I have made the decision to retire at the end of this year. I will miss contributing daily to Genesys Works’ mission, but look forward to focusing more on public and non-prof …

Important Message from Our Founder & CEO on Transition

Dear Friends and Supporters of Genesys Works, I am writing you to announce that 16 years after starting and growing Genesys Works and proudly seeing our mission come to life, I will be stepping aside as Chief Executive Officer in the first quarter of 2019. After that time, I will remain active on our National Board. In the 16 years I have served in this role, I have continua …

On College Success: Five questions with Rafael Alvarez, Genesys Works

This is a blog series focused on how the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approaches college success work. You will hear from our partners who work each day to help students improve academically, complete rigorous curricula, and cross financial hurdles. One of our partners, Genesys Works, provides pathways to career success for students starting in high school, by providing skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. Students who graduate and go on to college are able to use these skills in internships and throughout their college and professional careers. We talked with Rafael Alvarez, Founder & CEO of Genesys Works, about our guiding principle in college success work: The right assistance at the right time can help students get into college, stay in college and graduate. You can read the whole series here.