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Genesys Works - Chicago

Genesys Works - Chicago Through comprehensive workplace training, meaningful internships, and supportive college and career c

Our mission is to provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. We envision a future when all youth finish high school equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to achieve career success and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency.

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We asked one of our amazing alumni what advice she has for students applying for the Genesys Works program, and here's w...
01/23/2023

We asked one of our amazing alumni what advice she has for students applying for the Genesys Works program, and here's what she said!

Don't wait; apply today: https://genesysworks.tfaforms.net/4652245

Are you a high school junior looking for an opportunity to learn professional skills, receive training in IT or accounti...
01/19/2023

Are you a high school junior looking for an opportunity to learn professional skills, receive training in IT or accounting and earn a paid internship? Well, look no further! The application to become a Genesys Works Young Professional is open!

Apply here: https://genesysworks.tfaforms.net/4652245

Genesys Works Chicago is proud to partner with JPMorgan Chase. Read about their commitment to developing foundational wo...
01/10/2023
6 lessons from JPMorgan Chase’s $40 Million Investment in Chicago’s South and West Sides

Genesys Works Chicago is proud to partner with JPMorgan Chase. Read about their commitment to developing foundational work skills for today’s labor market, and how they're addressing barriers that may limit postsecondary options, especially for vulnerable youth populations.

Is your company looking to partner with Genesys Works Chicago? Visit here: https://forms.gle/noScMfSAB3tE2gPcA

It's been one year since JPMorgan Chase invested $40 million in Chicago's South and West sides. With half of the funding deployed, we're looking our lessons learned.

Please join us in congratulating our January Supervisor of the Month, Toby Valentino, at Ranger Power!Our Program Coordi...
01/09/2023

Please join us in congratulating our January Supervisor of the Month, Toby Valentino, at Ranger Power!

Our Program Coordinator, Sierra, shared, "Toby has been a tremendous partner with Genesys Works and has made an active effort to make Carlos, his intern, comfortable at Ranger Power since day 1. He involves Carlos on many projects and has him work with various people across Ranger Power to broaden his experience. Thank you for all your hard work, Toby!"

Supervisors are the key to our Young Professionals internship experience, and we are so thankful for all of our incredible supervisors!

Please join us in congratulating our January Employee of the Month, Kori, a senior at Butler College Prep, interning at ...
01/05/2023

Please join us in congratulating our January Employee of the Month, Kori, a senior at Butler College Prep, interning at Tyler Technologies, Inc.!

Congratulations, Kori! Comment below to help us celebrate Kori and her hard work!

Thank you for all that you’ve done for Genesys Works. You make it possible for us to build pathways to opportunities tha...
12/29/2022

Thank you for all that you’ve done for Genesys Works. You make it possible for us to build pathways to opportunities that lead to career success, upward mobility, and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency. Whether you can give $500 or $5, every dollar helps ensure our programming will increase opportunities for young people and our interns and alumni are empowered to achieve brighter futures. Thank you for your support. https://fundraise.givesmart.com/form/_quAOg?vid=vc44x

What are the benefits of having a Genesys Works Young Professional in your office? ''...students who take on an internsh...
12/27/2022
The Rise of High School Internships

What are the benefits of having a Genesys Works Young Professional in your office?

''...students who take on an internship in high school often mature, rising to meet the level of responsibility expected", US News (2022).

Internships aren’t only for college students – they can offer a range of benefits for teens, too.

Taylor, an intern with a knack for taking an idea and making it a reality, is looking forward to a future full of possib...
12/21/2022

Taylor, an intern with a knack for taking an idea and making it a reality, is looking forward to a future full of possibility and success as an automator with Accenture. Interns like Taylor are thriving because supporters like you are contributing to brighter futures. Your generous gift makes our work possible.

Together we can empower the present and shape the future for young people. Please make a donation today https://fundraise.givesmart.com/form/_quAOg?vid=vc44x

Please join us in congratulating our Employee of the Month, Mateusz, a senior at Chicago Academy High School, interning ...
12/15/2022

Please join us in congratulating our Employee of the Month, Mateusz, a senior at Chicago Academy High School, interning at Accenture!

Congratulations, Mateusz! Comment below to help us celebrate Mateusz and his hard work!

ICYMI: Applications are OPEN! If you're a junior looking for meaningful work experience, don't wait and apply today to b...
12/12/2022

ICYMI: Applications are OPEN! If you're a junior looking for meaningful work experience, don't wait and apply today to become a Genesys Works Young Professional.

Apply here: https://genesysworks.tfaforms.net/4652245

"Experts suggest having an internship in high school can be a highly valuable experience for students, helping them lear...
12/08/2022
8 strategies for districts looking to add or expand internship programs

"Experts suggest having an internship in high school can be a highly valuable experience for students, helping them learn how professional environments operate, gauge their interest in different careers, and begin tackling real-world problems."

Data suggests while 79% of high schoolers are interested in work-based learning experiences, just 34% know of opportunities.

Please join us in welcoming our new Grant Manager, Will Raff!Since moving to Chicago in 2018, Will has been working in t...
12/07/2022

Please join us in welcoming our new Grant Manager, Will Raff!

Since moving to Chicago in 2018, Will has been working in the non-profit realm in fundraising and communications. He is a seasoned and skilled grant writer, copy editor, and fundraising teammate. Prior to joining Genesys Works Chicago, Will worked at the National Public Housing Museum, where he contributed to the Museum’s capital fundraising effort to begin construction on its permanent home in Little Italy. Will received his BA from Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Our supporters help us empower the present and shape the futures of our Young Professionals like Taylor. Taylor joined G...
12/05/2022

Our supporters help us empower the present and shape the futures of our Young Professionals like Taylor. Taylor joined Genesys Works with incredible ambition and a desire to find a career pathway best suited to her skills and talents. For Taylor, the Genesys Works program acted as a catalyst, offering rigorous training and opportunities to excel in a paid internship with a corporate partner. Your financial support makes our work possible.

Please donate today to help us continue this impactful work for young professionals like Taylor. https://buff.ly/3F9Fnfr

SAVE THE DATE! 📅 If you or someone you know is a current high school junior looking for an opportunity to learn professi...
12/01/2022

SAVE THE DATE! 📅 If you or someone you know is a current high school junior looking for an opportunity to learn professional skills, receive training in IT or accounting and earn a paid internship, make sure to mark your calendars. The application to become a Genesys Works Young Professional opens on Monday, December 5th.

To learn more about our program, please visit our website: https://genesysworks.org/chicago/about-us/

Our proven career readiness, skills training and paid internship program allow students to see the difference between a ...
11/29/2022

Our proven career readiness, skills training and paid internship program allow students to see the difference between a job and a career and achieve a future where they have agency, upward mobility, and the power to influence change.

This opportunity would not have been possible without supporters like you.

Together, we can continue to empower the present and shape the future for young people.

If you’d like to make a contribution today, please click here: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/form/_quAOg?vid=vc44x

On behalf of all of us at Genesys Works, thank you.

Jonathan is one of our many alumni who stay connected to Genesys Works and the support that we provide. While pursuing h...
11/28/2022

Jonathan is one of our many alumni who stay connected to Genesys Works and the support that we provide. While pursuing his degree at Illinois State University, Jonathan is also excelling as a working alumni at our corporate partner, RSM. Through this experience, he is receiving support from our team and expanding his professional network!

Please join us in celebrating his accomplishments!

We would like to take a moment to thank our incredible corporate partners who are creating meaningful work experiences e...
11/23/2022

We would like to take a moment to thank our incredible corporate partners who are creating meaningful work experiences every day for our Young Professionals.

Comment below what you are thankful for this year!

Paid Internships Can Provide HS Students with Something No College Counselor Can
11/22/2022
Paid Internships Can Provide HS Students with Something No College Counselor Can

Paid Internships Can Provide HS Students with Something No College Counselor Can

With inflation and college costs rapidly increasing, it’s no wonder many high school seniors aren’t sure about the next step to take. Should they pursue a short-term certificate or a four-year degree? Is it possible to enroll in a good school without accruing too much debt? Which degrees and cer...

Our Young Professionals have officially completed the Deloitte Academy 3-Day Experience! Thanks to the mentors at Deloit...
11/21/2022

Our Young Professionals have officially completed the Deloitte Academy 3-Day Experience! Thanks to the mentors at Deloitte, they are now equipped with more tools to continue growing as students, professionals, and leaders. Huge thank you to the Deloitte team, especially Charise Angderson, Julia Jacob, and Molly Ryanmiller for making this opportunity happen!

Deloitte

Thank you, Motorola Solutions Foundation, for supporting our program dedicated to providing access to career pathways fo...
11/16/2022

Thank you, Motorola Solutions Foundation, for supporting our program dedicated to providing access to career pathways for emerging young professionals from historically excluded communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. This year, the Foundation awarded grants to support programs that help millions of students, teachers, and community members across the globe.

Genesys Works Chicago is proud to partner with KPMG! KPMG is committed to fostering an inclusive culture built on trust,...
11/15/2022
Our Impact Plan - People

Genesys Works Chicago is proud to partner with KPMG! KPMG is committed to fostering an inclusive culture built on trust, embracing various unique experiences, and standing against systemic barriers and biases.

Through this partnership, KPMG has assisted Genesys Works Chicago for the past few years in building diverse talent.

Genesys Works' mission is made possible with the dedication of our corporate partners. We appreciate you, KPMG!

Read more about KPMG's commitments here: https://buff.ly/3UHkjCq.

Climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and growing inequality continue to disrupt all aspects of life. Workforce attrition is at an all-time high, particularly among minority groups.

Please join us in congratulating our Employee of the Month, Gio, a senior at George Westinghouse College Prep, interning...
11/15/2022

Please join us in congratulating our Employee of the Month, Gio, a senior at George Westinghouse College Prep, interning at CME Group!

His Program Coordinator shared, "In such little time, Gio has stepped out of his comfort zone... Gio's professionalism, dedication, and hard work are impressive!"

Congratulations, Gio!

Comment below to help us celebrate Gio and his hard work!

With our Young Professionals working hard in their internships and post-secondary planning, we know that it can be an ov...
11/10/2022

With our Young Professionals working hard in their internships and post-secondary planning, we know that it can be an overwhelming time. During College and Career Connections, our Young Professionals learned about the importance of stress management and coping techniques so that they can stay focused on their success!

Mark your calendars for Giving Tuesday on November 29th, 2022! Your gift will help support Genesys Works provide young p...
11/09/2022

Mark your calendars for Giving Tuesday on November 29th, 2022! Your gift will help support Genesys Works provide young professionals with an opportunity and a chance to achieve their dreams of economic success!

Ready to support today? Visit the link in our bio!

In this season of giving thanks, we would like to thank our corporate partners for helping make our mission possible. To...
11/08/2022

In this season of giving thanks, we would like to thank our corporate partners for helping make our mission possible.

Today, we are highlighting CIBC who has partnered with us since 2012. Thank you for supporting our Young Professionals in their careers and inspiring profound social impact by directly challenging economic inequality.

Looking to invest in tomorrow's talent pool and ? Visit here: https://buff.ly/3N5inka

More Genesys Works Chicago Alumni doing amazing things! Today, we are highlighting Mercy, who is currently pursuing a de...
11/07/2022

More Genesys Works Chicago Alumni doing amazing things! Today, we are highlighting Mercy, who is currently pursuing a degree in Aviation Management and a minor in airport planning and management. She says, "My Program Coordinator was awesome at helping me decide my next steps after high school. Where I am now was made possible because of Genesys Works."

Join us in celebrating Mercy and cheering her on in the comments!

Since 2010, Kirkland & Ellis has been a valued partner with Genesys Works Chicago providing over 150 internship opportun...
11/04/2022

Since 2010, Kirkland & Ellis has been a valued partner with Genesys Works Chicago providing over 150 internship opportunities to Chicago Public School students. We greatly appreciate their dedication to building meaningful change.

Find out more about partnering with Genesys Works here: https://buff.ly/3N5inka

With college application season underway, we are eager to support our Young Professionals every step of the way.We want ...
11/03/2022

With college application season underway, we are eager to support our Young Professionals every step of the way.

We want to give a special thanks to Reena Kansal from Leadership Story Lab for providing professional development to our Program Coordinators; so that they can better support our Young Professionals in telling their stories through their personal statements for college applications.

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To our alumni - we're missing you already! We want to stay connected with you about career opportunities and keep you connected with your fellow alumni.

Please join us at the listed social channels to hear about the latest opportunities available to you and the recent happenings at Genesys Works!

We love to celebrate our incredible Young Professionals starting their internships! Help us cheer on Xiaolin and Alondra...
10/31/2022

We love to celebrate our incredible Young Professionals starting their internships! Help us cheer on Xiaolin and Alondra as they embark on their new journey at Ever.Ag - Financial Services!

Another successful day with Deloitte and the Deloitte Academy team! Our Young Professionals were excited to learn about ...
10/27/2022

Another successful day with Deloitte and the Deloitte Academy team! Our Young Professionals were excited to learn about Business Chemistry. By the end of the day, they left feeling confident and prepared to navigate different workstyles in their academic and professional journeys.

Join the Genesys Works Chicago team! We are  a passionate individual who is committed to connecting Chicago companies wi...
10/26/2022

Join the Genesys Works Chicago team!

We are a passionate individual who is committed to connecting Chicago companies with skilled youth from historically excluded communities.

Interested? Apply Here: https://genesysworks.org/about-us/careers/

We're proud to partner with companies that are dedicated to our same mission: to provide career pathways for emerging yo...
10/25/2022

We're proud to partner with companies that are dedicated to our same mission: to provide career pathways for emerging young professionals from historically excluded communities. Read about Kirkland & Ellis' strong initiatives here: https://www.kirkland.com/marquee-stories/social-commitment/diversity-and-inclusion/nurturing-professional-development

Is your company interested in partnering with Genesys Works Chicago? Click here to learn more about our program. https://forms.gle/noScMfSAB3tE2gPcA

We're so excited to share that all of our Young Professionals have officially started their internships! Here's a first-...
10/24/2022

We're so excited to share that all of our Young Professionals have officially started their internships! Here's a first-day photo from a long-time corporate partner, Kirkland & Ellis.

Are you interested in becoming a Genesys Works Young Professional? Visit the link in our bio! 🔗

Please join us in congratulating our Employee of the Month, Genesis, a senior at Instituto Health Sciences Career Academ...
10/21/2022

Please join us in congratulating our Employee of the Month, Genesis, a senior at Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy, interning at Skender!

Her supervisor, Lynn DeMeulemeester, shared, “Genesis has been a fast learner and comes in daily and goes right to work with everything on her schedule. She is kind, thoughtful, and ready to take on more. We appreciate her greatly!"

Congratulations, Genesis!

Comment below to help us celebrate Genesis and her hard work!

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Our philanthropic arm, the Motorola Solutions Foundation is excited to continue its partnership with Genesys Works - Chicago as a returning grant partner for 2021. Check out the difference they're making for students in Chicago's underserved communities.
DTI's mission is empowering diversity, cultural and community change by supporting Genesys Works - Chicago - an amazing organization whose goal is to “provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities. Find out ways to be involved!
https://www.2020impact.genesysworks.org/impactreports/chicago
As COVID-19 changed the way Genesys Works - Chicago works, their organization rose to the challenge of ensuring their Young Professionals still had meaningful internship experiences and college support while learning how to work from home. From refreshing their skills training curriculum to providing technology, Genesys Works took internships and training services virtual, ensuring their Young Professionals foster the 21st-century skills required to enter the workforce and become economically self-sufficient.
DTI is a PROUD sponsor of Genesys Works - Chicago and attended their "Cracking the Code" event last evening!
THIS story is the primary reason why DTI became a sponsor for Genesys Works - Chicago and our CEO became a Board Member. Please take a peek of this video about Lanesha Booker from Chicago’s very own Englewood Neighborhood. https://youtu.be/NtYrb716VzE
We're looking forward to attending hosted by Genesys Works - Chicago tomorrow night! We love being a part of this incredible organization and and providing support to their young professionals.
I'm excited to serve as MC for the 2nd Annual Cracking the Code Gala hosted by Genesys Works - Chicago! The Gala will be held Wednesday, November 6th at the Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603.

The proceeds from this fantastic event will go towards empowering high school students from challenged backgrounds to achieve academic success! I'm honored to be apart of such a wonderful cause. More info here: http://bit.ly/2oZxoNO
We are so grateful to all the volunteer groups for dedicating time to help keep our gardens blooming over the past year!

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