Genesys Works - Chicago

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

Please join us in congratulating our October Supervisor of the Month, Jordan, at Farmer's Fridge!Our Program Coordinator...
10/31/2023

Please join us in congratulating our October Supervisor of the Month, Jordan, at Farmer's Fridge!

Our Program Coordinator, Breia, shared, "Jordan has been dedicated to the professional development of the Young Professional. He has worked tirelessly to create a healthy workplace balance of enjoyment while emphasizing the importance & expectation of performance. Thank you so much, Jordan! Keep up the great work & positive impact!"

Join us in congratulating our October Employee of the Month, Victoria, a senior at Sullivan High School, interning at Br...
10/24/2023

Join us in congratulating our October Employee of the Month, Victoria, a senior at Sullivan High School, interning at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP!

Her supervisor shared, "She is one of the most organized interns we've worked with! Victoria's organizational skills are impressive and have allowed her to complete her tasks in a timely manner. She is constantly seeking assignments and problem-solving on her own."

Congratulations, Victoria! Comment below to help us celebrate her!

Last week’s Cocktails & Conversations was a true celebration of what Genesys Works is all about. We were thrilled to hon...
10/18/2023

Last week’s Cocktails & Conversations was a true celebration of what Genesys Works is all about. We were thrilled to honor our flagship corporate partners, Accenture and TransUnion, and to hear their perspectives on how the Genesys Works partnership continues to deliver in tangible ways.

We simply could not deliver these life-changing experiences without the commitment from our corporate partners and generous supporters. If you know of other employers who should know more about Genesys Works, please don’t hesitate to contact us to start the conversation.

Don't forget to join us THIS Thursday for Cocktails and Conversations as we celebrate our Flagship Corporate Partners, A...
10/10/2023

Don't forget to join us THIS Thursday for Cocktails and Conversations as we celebrate our Flagship Corporate Partners, Accenture and TransUnion, for their leadership and impact on the Genesys Works Chicago program!

Don't wait; RSVP NOW! https://GenesysWorksChicago-Cocktails-and-Conversations2023.eventbrite.com

📅 Date: October 12, 2023
🕔 Time: 4 - 6 PM
🏢 Venue: Accenture Tower, 500 West Madison

Join us for this enlightening event as TransUnion and Accenture share firsthand experiences, stories of growth, and the ...
10/05/2023

Join us for this enlightening event as TransUnion and Accenture share firsthand experiences, stories of growth, and the impact our young professionals have had on their organizations. Learn how these young talents make a significant difference in the workforce and why these companies continue investing in their potential.

It's an evening you won't want to miss!

📅 Date: October 12, 2023
🕔 Time: 4 - 6 PM
🏢 Venue: Accenture Tower, 500 West Madison

🎫 RSVP TODAY: https://GenesysWorksChicago-Cocktails-and-Conversations2023.eventbrite.com

We are proud to partner with Skender. Thank you for driving change and making a difference in the lives of so many young...
10/04/2023

We are proud to partner with Skender. Thank you for driving change and making a difference in the lives of so many young professionals.

Our Chief People Officer Lisa Latronico and her team are breaking barriers and driving change in workplace diversity.

From a small team to a $600M company, Skender’s incredible growth story is powered by a culture of connection and engagement. Lisa recently spoke with Bisnow about our inspiring initiatives.

Link: https://www.bisnow.com/chicago/news/construction-development/i-think-it-can-change-lives-how-skenders-lisa-latronico-is-building-a-diverse-construction-workforce-120677

In two weeks — please join us to hear from Accenture and TransUnion about what collaborating with Genesys Works means to...
09/28/2023

In two weeks — please join us to hear from Accenture and TransUnion about what collaborating with Genesys Works means to them. Both firms are flagship partners. Since 2010, they have supported the life-changing work that Genesys Works does in Chicago. Together, they have had a massive impact on our program and on the youth we serve. They have helped more than 300 aspiring young professionals gain meaningful work experience and begin building their bridge to corporate success, upward mobility, and economic sustainability.

RSVP Today: https://buff.ly/3tkQuPa

Cheering on our fantastic young professionals as they embark on their first day at West Monroe! 🌟
09/27/2023

Cheering on our fantastic young professionals as they embark on their first day at West Monroe! 🌟

We are thrilled to introduce you to the newest additions to our Board of Directors, who bring expertise and passion to o...
09/25/2023

We are thrilled to introduce you to the newest additions to our Board of Directors, who bring expertise and passion to our mission. Please join us in welcoming:

1️⃣ Moorman
2️⃣ D. Rooney
3️⃣ Smith

These outstanding individuals will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our organization and advancing our mission. We're excited about the fresh perspectives, diverse experiences, and innovative ideas they'll bring to the table.

Just 3 weeks away — we will celebrate our Flagship Corporate Partners Accenture and TransUnion for their leadership and ...
09/21/2023

Just 3 weeks away — we will celebrate our Flagship Corporate Partners Accenture and TransUnion for their leadership and impact on the Genesys Works Chicago program!

On October 12th, please join us to hear from Accenture and TransUnion about what collaborating with Genesys Works means to them and why it is a win-win for all!

Genesys Works Chicago
Cocktails & Conversations: Two Big Companies, One Common Goal
📅 Date: October 12, 2023
🕓 Time: 4pm - 6pm
📍 Location: Accenture Tower, 500 West Madison

RSVP Today: https://buff.ly/3sSwNhA

Please join us in welcoming our new Program Manager, David Peake! David Peake is a recruitment manager with over nine ye...
09/19/2023

Please join us in welcoming our new Program Manager, David Peake!

David Peake is a recruitment manager with over nine years of experience in education. Most recently, he managed a recruitment team and served as a social and emotional specialist for young Black Men. He is also a 2013 Millennium Gates Scholar and a feature in President Barack Obama’s documentary “Rise: The Promise of My Brother's Keeper.” David uses his story to inspire youth from marginalized and underserved communities. David is most inspired by his mother and four siblings. In his free time, he enjoys making music, poetry, and art.

Have you ever wondered why so many of our Corporate Partners stand with Genesys Works year after year? What exactly do t...
09/13/2023

Have you ever wondered why so many of our Corporate Partners stand with Genesys Works year after year? What exactly do they get out of this investment – not just from a philanthropic perspective but from a business perspective?

On October 12th, please join us to hear from Accenture and TransUnion about what collaborating with Genesys Works means to them and why it is a win-win for all!

Genesys Works Chicago
Cocktails & Conversations: Two Big Companies, One Common Goal
📅 Date: October 12, 2023
🕓 Time: 4pm - 6pm
📍 Location: Accenture Tower, 500 West Madison

RSVP Here: https://buff.ly/3sSwNhA

Thank you to our board members, sponsors, alumni, volunteers, and every player who came out to Olympia Fields Country Cl...
08/29/2023

Thank you to our board members, sponsors, alumni, volunteers, and every player who came out to Olympia Fields Country Club for our Annual Golf Outing. You played golf, made a difference, and the Genesys Works Chicago team is beyond grateful for your commitment to our program and our young professionals! Until next year 💚

Our Board Member, Alisa Kolodizner, is competing in the Chicago Triathlon for GWC!On Sunday, August 27th - Alisa will co...
08/24/2023

Our Board Member, Alisa Kolodizner, is competing in the Chicago Triathlon for GWC!

On Sunday, August 27th - Alisa will compete and raise funds that will go towards supporting the young professionals at Genesys Works. There are just 4 days remaining to donate to her cause. You can contribute at the link below.

Thank you, Alisa, and best of luck on Sunday!

I’m a proud supporter of Genesys Works Chicago. It is doing amazing things and I encourage you to support them as well. Find out more about their event GWCTriathlon Event : https://fundraise.givesmart.com/e/agl-mQ

⛳ It's not too late to play golf! Book your foursome, and come party with us on a championship course! 🏆 For the next 48...
08/22/2023

⛳ It's not too late to play golf! Book your foursome, and come party with us on a championship course! 🏆 For the next 48 hours, you have the opportunity to make a difference.

Book your foursome here: https://rebrand.ly/GWCgolf2023

Our Golf Outing is a fantastic opportunity to connect to the Genesys Works Board of Directors, our corporate partners, a...
08/17/2023

Our Golf Outing is a fantastic opportunity to connect to the Genesys Works Board of Directors, our corporate partners, and several businesses, as well as some important City government officials.

Our event is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a great day of golf while networking with more than 130 attendees from Chicago’s leading business and technology firms. More importantly, you would be making a difference by supporting the 160 students currently preparing for their internships through our 8-week professional and technical skills training. If there are a few people within your office who enjoy golfing and would appreciate being among a network of professionals that share your values, come play golf and make a difference!

Join us on August 28th at Olympia Fields! https://buff.ly/3G3nf7g

Are you looking to support our golf outing without having to swing a club? We have sponsorships available at all levels ...
08/03/2023

Are you looking to support our golf outing without having to swing a club? We have sponsorships available at all levels for you to choose from.

Your company's name could be featured in front of 120 + golfers, including many of Genesys Works' partners.

Secure your sponsorship on our website https://rebrand.ly/GWCgolf2023 or by emailing us at [email protected].

🎓📚 Support Genesys Works Chicago's Class 13 as they embark on their college journey! Check out our trunk party Amazon wi...
08/03/2023

🎓📚 Support Genesys Works Chicago's Class 13 as they embark on their college journey!

Check out our trunk party Amazon wish list filled with essential items to help them thrive in their academic pursuits. Your thoughtful contribution will make a lasting impact. Thank you for investing in their bright future!

https://buff.ly/44Cp4lt

"Genesys Works’ mission to empower high school seniors in underserved communities through internship experience would no...
07/26/2023

"Genesys Works’ mission to empower high school seniors in underserved communities through internship experience would not be possible without partners like Ranger Power. Ranger Power has offered mentorship and job training for Genesys Works students for 4 consecutive school years, and Ranger employees have been recognized as both Manager of the Year and Manager of the Month. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Ranger Power to help shape the next generation of renewable energy leaders."

- Kim Nicholas, Executive Director

Celebrating our incredible partnership with TransUnion and its impact on our young professionals 🤝🌟Today, we are so exci...
07/24/2023

Celebrating our incredible partnership with TransUnion and its impact on our young professionals 🤝🌟

Today, we are so excited to commemorate our long-standing partnership with TransUnion! This incredible opportunity not only speaks volumes about our young professionals' capabilities but also highlights TransUnion's commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders.

What truly sets this partnership apart is the profound difference it has made in the lives of our young professionals. TransUnion's unwavering commitment to nurturing talent has opened doors of opportunity for so many young professionals within our organization, providing them with invaluable experiences and unparalleled growth.

Read our partner profile here:

⛳ The grandstands are up at Olympia Fields Country Club for the BMW Championship, and the grass is greener than ever! On...
07/21/2023

⛳ The grandstands are up at Olympia Fields Country Club for the BMW Championship, and the grass is greener than ever! On August 28th, just ONE week later, we will play on a championship course.

Join us — Play Golf. Make a Difference and secure your foursome today! https://rebrand.ly/GWCgolf2023

As our Class of 2024 Young Professionals begin their journey in preparing for their 800-hour internships, we want to ens...
07/20/2023

As our Class of 2024 Young Professionals begin their journey in preparing for their 800-hour internships, we want to ensure that they are exposed to various professionals and learn about real-world work experiences.

Panelists will share their journey from college to career with our young Professionals in a Q & A format during the Morning Session (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM) or Afternoon Session (3:30 PM - 5:00 PM) on Thursday, July 27.

To volunteer, please visit the link below or contact Mel at [email protected] as soon as possible.

SIGN UP HERE: https://buff.ly/43yVMmD

📄 This year’s Annual Impact Report report, “Empowering the Present, Shaping the Future,” is filled with inspiring images...
07/18/2023

📄 This year’s Annual Impact Report report, “Empowering the Present, Shaping the Future,” is filled with inspiring images and firsthand testimonials that illustrate how our model changes the trajectory of young lives. At Genesys Works, we envision a future where all young adults are equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to achieve career success, upward mobility, and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency. We thank you all for openings doors and creating pathways to success for the young professionals at Genesys Works.

Read the report here: https://buff.ly/43ySMqm

Accenture, The Clare Foundation, Deloitte, DTI, Exelon, iManage, Lantern Partners, and PwC are all playing golf to make ...
07/13/2023

Accenture, The Clare Foundation, Deloitte, DTI, Exelon, iManage, Lantern Partners, and PwC are all playing golf to make a difference on August 28th! Join them and secure your foursome today!

https://rebrand.ly/GWCgolf2023

Celebrating our extraordinary alumni! Meet Peter, a true problem solver who constantly sought ways to support his team a...
07/12/2023

Celebrating our extraordinary alumni! Meet Peter, a true problem solver who constantly sought ways to support his team at CME.

👏 Let's celebrate Peter's outstanding accomplishments and wish him continued success as he paves the way for greatness.

07/08/2023

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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://apply.hrmdirect.com/resumedirect/ApplyOnline/mobile/JobDetails.aspx?req_id=enc-17.93005581339213488

Mission Genesys Works is a nonprofit organization that trains and employs high school seniors to perform professional services for major corporations. Our mission is to provide pathways to high school students' career success in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experi...

9 weeks away! August 28th, Play Golf. Make a Difference and secure your foursome or sponsorship today.https://rebrand.ly...
07/07/2023

9 weeks away! August 28th, Play Golf. Make a Difference and secure your foursome or sponsorship today.

https://rebrand.ly/GWCgolf2023



Olympia Fields Country Club Golf Shop

We’re 10 weeks away, and foursomes are going fast; SECURE YOURS TODAY! Right after the BMW Championship, you can play th...
06/28/2023

We’re 10 weeks away, and foursomes are going fast; SECURE YOURS TODAY! Right after the BMW Championship, you can play the course alongside teams from Accenture, Deloitte, Diversified Technologies, Inc., Exelon, and PwC.

Have other plans on August 28th? We encourage you to consider sponsoring our Cookout, Cocktail Hour, Golf Carts, OR one of our competition games -- Beat the Pro, Closest to the Pin, or Longest Drive.

You Play Golf. You Make a Difference!

https://rebrand.ly/GWCgolf2023



Olympia Fields Country Club

Yesterday we welcomed 193 students to Genesys Works Chicago’s Team-Up Day. Staff and Young Professionals gathered in Gra...
06/23/2023

Yesterday we welcomed 193 students to Genesys Works Chicago’s Team-Up Day. Staff and Young Professionals gathered in Grant Park to engage in team-building exercises and create a safe space for students to learn more about one another, the opportunity they are embarking on, and the exciting challenges ahead.

In 8 weeks, Class 14 will be ready to take on the corporate world; if you’re looking to add value to your team, please contact our Director of Corporate Partnerships, Ominara Caldwell, at [email protected].

Play Golf. Make a Difference! Secure your foursome today and join our sponsors on August 28th at Olympia Fields Country ...
06/22/2023

Play Golf. Make a Difference!

Secure your foursome today and join our sponsors on August 28th at Olympia Fields Country Club just ONE WEEK AFTER THE BMW CHAMPIONSHIP! https://rebrand.ly/GWCgolf2023

In observance of Juneteenth, our offices will be closed on Monday, June 19, allowing our staff time to reflect, learn, a...
06/15/2023

In observance of Juneteenth, our offices will be closed on Monday, June 19, allowing our staff time to reflect, learn, and engage in local celebrations.

Happy !

As we commemorate this significant milestone in American history, we also recognize the incredible resilience, achievements, and contributions of the Black community. Let's continue to unite in celebrating diversity, fostering inclusivity, and working towards a future where everyone has equal access to opportunities that enable them to thrive.

In observance of Juneteenth, our offices will be closed on Monday, June 19, allowing our staff time to reflect, learn, and engage in local celebrations.

We're hiring! We are looking for an enthusiastic Program Coordinator who can lead, motivate, and mentor our youth on the...
01/25/2023

We're hiring! We are looking for an enthusiastic Program Coordinator who can lead, motivate, and mentor our youth on their journey from promising students to Young Professionals.

As a Program Coordinator, you will see students enter the program as rising seniors and 14 months later as self-confident young folks with clearer visions of what they want to accomplish in life and defined plans for achieving their goals.

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

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

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

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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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