We can open up career possibilities and pathways previously thought unattainable.

By giving underserved students the opportunity to succeed in a professional work environment while still in high school, Genesys Works empowers high school students from challenged backgrounds to achieve college and career success through skills training and meaningful work experiences.
The primary elements of our program model are highlighted below.
Our Model 1

Skills Training

8 weeks of training the summer before senior year of high school. Includes technical skills in information technology and business operations, and the professional skills required to succeed in today’s corporate workplace.

Meaningful Internships

A paid, year-long internship at partner companies. Working 20 hours per week, students further develop and refine high-demand work skills while providing valued services to corporate partners.
Our Model 2
Our Model 2

Meaningful Internships

A paid, year-long internship at partner companies. Working 20 hours per week, students further develop and refine high-demand work skills while providing valued services to corporate partners.
Our Model 4

College and Career Coaching

Throughout the year, students receive more than 60 hours of guidance and counseling on appropriate college and career pathways. Includes college selection, applications, and financial aid assistance.

Alumni Support

Guidance navigating the complex world of post-secondary institutions and supporting students as they deal with the academic, social, and financial obstacles that might stand in the way of college and career success.
Our Model 5
Our Model 5

Alumni Support

Guidance navigating the complex world of post-secondary institutions and supporting students as they deal with the academic, social, and financial obstacles that might stand in the way of college and career success.

Here’s how you can support our mission.

Make a credit card gift using our secure online donation form
Click on a link to make a gift to a Genesys Works location of your choice
Gifts of Stock/Bonds
If you are interested in donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, please communicate your intention to Genesys Works by contacting Eli Cipriano at ecipriano@genesysworks.org or 713.337.0538 and we will provide the appropriate account information for an electronic transfer.
Leave a Legacy
Make a lasting donation to Genesys Works through a bequest, annuity, or other gift. Planned Giving can be easy and tax-free. More importantly, it is hugely impactful to our program.
Bequest: A bequest can be made in your will or trust, directing a gift to Genesys Works. Bequests are estate tax-deductible. Your advisor can help you include language in your will or trust.
Annuity: Gift annuities have fixed payouts that are partly tax-free, plus charitable tax-deductible. An annuity trust has high fixed payments with tax free sale plus a charitable tax deduction. Deferred gift annuities begin payout more than a year from the date of the gift.
Please communicate your intentions to Eli Cipriano at ecipriano@genesysworks.org.
Corporate matching gift program
See if you can take advantage of a matching gift program offered by your employer. Some companies will match their employees’ gifts (up to an annual limit) dollar for dollar while some will match at twice or three times the gift level and some will even include spouse and retiree gifts as part of their program. Use the search tool below to see if your company offers a matching program and if your gift qualifies. If so, please download and complete the appropriate form and submit it to: Genesys Works, 1880 South Dairy Ashford Road. Suite # 300. Houston, Texas 77077