Professional Training and Paid Internships For Houston Youth

Genesys Works Houston

Learn how Genesys Works Houston bridges the gap between teens and the future workforce.

From Vision to Impact: School Partnerships

School partners are essential to the Genesys Works program, helping bridge the gap between students and their future careers. We work closely with schools throughout the year to support our interns holistically and ensure academic excellence. School partners are also instrumental in helping strengthen the pipeline and recruit new interns each year, helping us provide

From Young Professional to Genesys Works Twin Cities Staff

As we celebrate our 15th anniversary, we are excited to check in on some of our alumni who are now Genesys Works staff members! We are proud to have six program alumni working in program, development, and marketing and communications. For 15 years, we have had the privilege of igniting the spark within local youth

Where Are They Now? They Are Taking Advantage of Opportunities

Zeltzin Montero Castillo, a Genesys Works Twin Cities alum, was recently promoted to Senior Engineer on the Executive Level Support Team at Target HQ! Zeltzin wrote a blog post for us back in 2020, and we recently caught up with her to hear about the amazing advancement she has made in her career since then.

Building with Heart and Balance: A Spotlight on Atlassian

Atlassian’s core values drive all of their interactions with Genesys Works, making them an ideal partner! Brandon Lara Gutierrez, Class of 2020, shares his experience as a Young Professional on their Web Production team.

Editorial: Chicago Forward — Take our pledge and hire young people, with the city’s future in mind

By: THE EDITORIAL BOARD CHICAGO TRIBUNE     “It gets overwhelming.” Josue Morales pauses before going on. The 18-year-old is the primary caregiver for his mother and uncle, who both tested positive for COVID-19 in March and are still slowly recovering at their home in Albany Park.   “I’ve had people help me through this

My journey continues, even during a global pandemic

High school intern Destinie Hawkins has always been ready to take on challenges! She is a senior at Westside High School and is ready to begin her journey as a college student.

Annual Impact Report Extended Story: Becoming a Successful Woman in STEM

Kinza Ahmed excelled in her high school internship at Ecolab. So, when she decided to attend the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities for college, she decided that she wasn’t anywhere near finished with Genesys Works. To reach her dreams, Kinza knew she had to go above and beyond: “Ever since I was a young girl, I have always had a keen interest in technology and how it has modernized our world and has become a part of our everyday life. I would like to be a successful woman in technology to show the world that women in STEM can also achieve great things,” explained Kinza.

Annual Impact Report Extended Story: Transforming Struggle into Ambition

Aisha Mohamed has traveled great distances – literally and figuratively – to get to where she is today, a high school senior and client experience intern at Cargill. Born in Kenya, Aisha’s family emigrated to Minnesota when she was just three; like many immigrant families, they initially relied on government assistance and were determined to succeed.

COVID-19 is Not Color blind

The pandemic has underscored the social inequalities we continue to face as a nation, as lower-income populations are disproportionately affected.