I was recently made aware of a cool organization called Genesys Works. It is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that enables inner-city high school students to break through barriers and discover through meaningful work experience that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world.
Students enter the program during the summer prior to their senior year. After 8 intensive weeks of training, students are assigned to work at one of our clients, half time, during their senior year.
Their founder, Rafael Alvarez was featured in the Face to Face With… section of the Houston Business Journal last year.
He describes why he founded the company, what kinds of opportunities they offer the students, and their plans for the future. They expanded to St. Paul, Minnesota last year and are looking into other cities across the nation.
With all of the negative stories in the news during the past few months, it’s refreshing to learn about organizations like Genesys Works. They’re making a positive impact in the community and I’m looking forward to seeing where they go next.