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OPPORTUNITY 2018 IMPACT REPORT GENESYS WORKS CHICAGO


THE GENESYS WORKS MISSION is t o pro vide pat hways t o ca re e r s u c c e ss f or h i gh sc h ool st udent s in under ser ved co mmunit ies t h rough sk i l l s t r a i n i ng, m e a n i ngf ul work exper iences, and impact ful relat io nship s .

Pictured on front cover: Giodanni Victor, Eric Solorio Academy, Class of 2018

Photography credit: Mike Jue Photography


Opportunity. A simple word, yet so powerful. For the students we serve, teens brimming with motivation and untapped potential, access to lifechanging professional opportunities is far too often limited or inaccessible. Yet, because of you, we are able to open doors of opportunity for hundreds of talented youth each year in Chicago. In the pages that follow, we are excited to share the impact your gift and partnership has had on our students, business partners, and the broader communities we serve. As you will read, great things happen at the intersection of motivation and opportunity, and we are proud to be your partners in this important work.

As 2019 unfolds, we urge you to think about what doors of opportunity you might help open this year. Whether providing more internships at your company, supervising and mentoring an additional young professional at work, guiding a student from your school to our program, or providing the financial support necessary to sustain our operations, there is an important role for us all. We thank you in advance for your continued support of the students and mission of Genesys Works. With gratitude,

LIZ RAFFERTY

DAVID WILLIAMS

Executive Director Genesys Works Chicago

President & Chief Executive Officer Genesys Works

OPPORTUNITY

In 2018, Apple and the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched the Everyone Can Code initiative for the City of Chicago. Genesys Works Chicago was a proud partner, launching the first coding track where 23 students spent their summer training learning application design. Moving forward, we will have two coding cohorts this summer helping even more young professionals build the skills necessary for tomorrow’s careers. As we look to the future, another key highlight is corporate partners such as Accenture and Kirkland & Ellis hiring our alumni after they graduate from college.

Opening Doors to

Dear Friends and Supporters,

2018 IMPACT REPORT GENESYS WORKS CHICAGO


IMPACT

G e n e s y s Works he l p s te e n s from u n d e rse rve d co m m u n i t i es se e tha t a profe s s i o n al c a re e r i s wi th i n re a c h , b y p rovi d i ng th e m wi th th e s k i l l s t o a c h i e ve th e i r co l l e ge a n d c a re e r goa l s.

We achieve OUR MISSION t hro ug h:  Skills Training

8 WEEKS OF SKILLS TRAINING THE SUMMER BEFORE SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL

 Meaningful Internship

THE PROBLEM The disparity

between what students are taught in the classroom and what’s needed for success in today’s workplace continues to widen, leaving many jobs unfilled and millions of young adults unemployed. Closing these skills and opportunity gaps is an urgent economic and social imperative, particularly for students in under-resourced communities lacking access to most professional work opportunities.

OUR SOLUTION By giving

students the opportunity to succeed in a professional work environment while still in high school, we open up career possibilities and pathways previously thought unattainable. Students complete our 14-month program with in-demand job skills, relevant work experience, elevated career aspirations, and increased confidence that their dreams of college and career success can become a reality.

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1,000 HOURS IN A PAID, YEAR-LONG PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP

 College & Career Coaching

60 HOURS OF COUNSELING ON COLLEGE AND CAREER PATHWAYS

 Alumni Support

ONGOING SUPPORT TO HELP STUDENTS ACHIEVE COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS


2018 RESULTS

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TWIN CITIES BAY AREA

OPPORTUNITY in CHICAGO 

NEW YORK

  NATIONAL CAPITAL

CHICAGO

100% GR AD UAT ED F RO M HIGH SCHO O L

REGION

 85% enrolled in college

HOUSTON

71% graduated or still enrolled in college

Median earnings of employed alumni

WHO WE SERVE

830

 209

$45–50K

137

 484

S T U D E N TS SE RV E D

students interns alumni trained employed served

87%

75%

qualify for free or reduced lunch

first-generation college students

WHITE 2%

23%

earn more than both parents combined

46%

earn the same or more than at least one parent

(AT MEDIAN AGE 24, BASED ON ALUMNI SURVEY)

Genesys Works is a

NATIONAL SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

OTHER 1%

4,404 students served

MULTIRACIAL 3% ASIAN 3%

111,020 hours of

professional training

98%

LATINO 41%

STU DE N TS OF C OLOR

$7.04M earned by

young professionals 50% AFRICAN AMERICAN

1,535 students placed in paid internships

3.5X earn a degree

compared to peer group

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Unlocking New Opportunities for Chicago Students

$12K AV E R A G E STU DEN T E AR N I N G S DU RIN G S E N IOR YE AR

High school students in underserved communities are motivated to succeed but many doors remain closed to them. That’s where Genesys Works comes in. We help them see the opportunities around them and give them skills training and meaningful experiences to walk through those doors. All Genesys Works students undergo eight weeks of rigorous training in one of three fields: Information Technology, Accounting/ Finance, or Computer Science. These technical skills prepare them for a year-long corporate internship, but they are only one piece of the puzzle. Students also develop “soft” skills such as dressing professionally and working on a team – skills that AT&T interns Corissa and Lamia have in spades. Corissa learned her new internship skills so quickly that her supervisor was running out of work for her. She now supports multiple teams at AT&T. For Lamia, teamwork means arriving early to work so she can get an update on the day’s tasks and be a resource for her fellow interns. Their commitment to teamwork allows Corissa and Lamia to open even more doors for themselves.

Genesys Works works for me because it’s helping me become an independent young woman. Lamia Young (right), intern at AT&T, Muchin College Prep

LAMIA

Pictured on left with Lamia: Corissa Dixon, intern at AT&T, Chicago Tech Academy 4

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Investing in the Future Workforce Today Known as the City of Broad Shoulders, Chicago has a history of investing in the future workforce. Genesys Works continues that legacy by working with local companies to provide meaningful work experiences to young people. Our students attend high school classes in the morning and then head to their internships each afternoon, but leaving school does not mean they stop learning. Instead, a corporate internship becomes an extension of the classroom, providing new lessons for young professionals. Our corporate partners benefit, too. While interns grow professionally and explore career pathways, their supervisors gain management and mentoring experience. In the end, the company can invest in both their current and future workforce. For corporate partners like CME Group, investing in the future workforce is part of their innovative culture. When Genesys Works Chicago expanded their technical training to include computer science, CME Group was first in line to hire a coding intern. They understand that opening doors for students today – especially in high-demand fields like coding and computer science – leads to their next new hire tomorrow.

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Our interns show up with a strong desire to learn, making contributions to benefit the company and further their careers. It’s a win-win for both sides.

Kevin Kometer (center), Chief Information Officer, CME Group

KEVIN

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Ready for a Lifetime of Career Success

81% A L U MN I G R A D U ATED O R S T I L L E N R O L L ED IN C OL L E GE

Alumni can access services that meet their unique needs. This includes college coaching, professional development, and job placement assistance. For recent college graduates like Yesenia Chavez, these services are invaluable. Yesenia completed an internship at TransUnion while in high school, and four years later, she is now a proud first-generation graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Yesenia’s passion for Human Resources led to her starting a SHRM chapter at her campus. She reached out to Liz Rafferty, GWC Executive Director and experienced HR professional, for advice. Liz gave her career advice and helped support Yesenia’s first HR networking event. With professional skills, meaningful work experience and a strong network, Yesenia is ready to walk through the many doors open to her.

Genesys Works moved me out of my comfort zone and pushed me to become a better young professional. Yesenia Chavez (center), former intern at TransUnion, Carl Schurz High School, Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago

Pictured with Yesenia: Liz Rafferty, Executive Director, Genesys Works Chicago; Robert Lloyd, College Success Advisor, Genesys Works Chicago 6

Completing a Genesys Works internship is only the beginning of a young professional’s career path. Over the next six years, these program alumni continue to receive college and career support. During that time, they not only find new doors available to them, they are prepared to walk through them.

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YESENIA


Taking Learning Beyond the Classroom It is no secret that postsecondary education – whether community college or a four-year institution – opens doors for young people. We work closely with our school partners to ensure that each young professional has what they need to prepare for the future.

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Students attend a weekly college and career prep course where they complete a postsecondary success plan. Our curriculum helps students navigate college admissions and financial aid, with a goal of finding the best college match. Whether it is college or another pathway, students are equipped to make the right choice for them. Our school partners play an important role in supporting students as they transform into young professionals. Ms. Jimenez, an Assistant Principal at Eric Solorio Academy High School, has witnessed this firsthand. She believes that the new skills a young professional learns at work help them perform better at school. With a combination of school support and real-world experiences, our students take learning beyond the classroom and unlock new opportunities.

SCHOOL PA RTNERS SUPPORT GENESYS WO RKS

On-the-job training teaches you in a way that the classroom can’t. It’s an experience that can never be taken away.

Rosa Jimenez, Assistant Principal, Eric Solorio Academy High School

ROSA Pictured with Rosa: Giodanni Victor, Eric Solorio Academy High School, Class of 2018 GENESYS WORKS CHICAGO IMPACT REPORT 2018

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2018

HIGHLIGHTS

Corporate partner Prime TSR enjoys a day of golf to support Genesys Works.

3RD ANNUAL GOLF OUTING Board members and corporate partners gathered for a round of golf at iconic Medinah Country Club.

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Alumni students eager to use their Genesys Works watches.

ALUMNI INDUCTION 129 high school students completed their year-long corporate internships and became program “alumni.” The celebration included student awards and speeches from community partners.

ASSOCIATES BOARD LAUNCH 2018 marked the start of the GWC Associates Board, a group of young professionals who support the mission of Genesys Works. Throughout the year, they hosted many local fundraising events.


Coding students demo their final projects.

Alumni Laneshia Booker gives keynote address.

ď ł UPCOMING

CODING CLASS BEGINS

CRACKING THE CODE

As part of the Everyone Can Code initiative, Genesys Works Chicago collaborated with Apple, the City of Chicago, and Chicago Public Schools to bring coding opportunities to our students. 23 students participated in our first coding cohort.

Genesys Works convened experts from across industries to speak about workforce development, increasing tech education and diverse hiring efforts.

EVENTS CIO Breakfast MARCH 7, 2019

Breaking Through, Class of 2019 APRIL 30, 2019

4th Annual Golf Outing JUNE 2019

Draft Day, Class of 2020 AUGUST 2019

Cracking the Code OCTOBER 2019

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2018

CORPORATE PARTNERS

The collaboration between Genesys Works and our corporate partners is at the heart of our success. We want to thank the following companies for providing life-changing work opportunities to our young professionals.

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GET INVOLVED  HOST A YOUNG PROFESSIONAL

Access an untapped pipeline of motivated, diverse talent who bring immediate value to your organization

 BECOME A SCHOOL PARTNER

Contact us to make the Genesys Works program possible for qualified students in your school

 HIRE ALUMNI

Join the growing list of partners who engage college students to fill essential workplace needs

 DONATE

Make a contribution and change a student’s future

 VOLUNTEER

Give the gift of your time at one of our many events throughout the year

 JOIN OUR TEAM

Be a part of the Genesys Works movement and impact lives today

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THANK YOU

SUPPORTERS

Genesys Works is able to make a difference in the lives of our students because of the financial contributions made by our generous donors. Through your gifts, we are moving more students out of poverty and into the economic mainstream. For these gifts, we are most grateful.

$200,000+

$5,000+

$1,000+

Chicago Beyond

Business IT Source Deluxe Corporation Foundation DTI The Geary Family GE Transportation Janet and Matt Heath IBM Charles Matthews Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Community Fund Prime TSR John F. Smiekel Foundation Sofbang West Monroe Partners York Solutions

AIT Worldwide Logistics Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Elizabeth Batcha Elizabeth Blinderman Michael Brooks Charity Golf International Chicago Tech Rocks Ecolab Foundation Thomas Knight Leopardo Construction Carrie Lonze Metro Staff Inc. New Frontiers Foundation Tanarra Schneider Mike Scimo Diana Smith Edward Swan TravelStyled Inc. Walsh, Knippen & Cetina

$50,000+ Chicago Blackhawks Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund

$25,000+ Accenture Anonymous CME Group Foundation Carter and Susan Emerson Motorola Solutions Foundation Polk Bros. Foundation

$10,000+ Abbey Family Foundation CIBC Cisco Systems, Inc. Finnegan Family Foundation Adam and Carey Hecktman Kirkland & Ellis LLP Paul and Caitlin Maranville Microsoft The Nolan Family Daniel Nottke The Osa Foundation Eric Patton Thierer Family Foundation

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$2,500+ After School Matters Anonymous Aptitive Cory and Joseph Cancila Family Foundation Edward Dougherty Arthur Hass Okta Liz Rafferty Kenneth and Nicole Shogren Skender Foundation Matthew E. Steinmetz

$500+ Anonymous Apple, Inc. Meegan Beckmann Sunitha Chamarti Josh and Jen Davidson Anslem Gardner Daniel Hartman HAVI/TMS Technology Team Mohit Jain Jennifer Ospina John Reece


$250+ Adams Third Wave Juan Alvarez Rafael and Stephanie Alvarez Leigh Ann Arnold Shelton Banks Ronald and Enriqueta Bauer Mauricio Benes Kathy Bennett Aakash Bhansali Brian Brammeier Mary Jane Bruketta Patti Burroughs Christen Calloway Jeremy Caruthers Michael Chiappetta Matthew Coad Kelly Coomer Miranda Davis Bob and Diana Dignan Brian Gilbert Olga Gutierrez Halligan Bar Randy Halseth Blake Harrison Jim Hart Todd Hollowell Christopher Johnston Herbert B. Knight Kelvin Lovely

FUNDER SPOTLIGHT

Ralph and Kathy Rolling Chris Rooney Betty H. Sams Derek Steelberg Stuart and Michelle Stern Jeff Warren James Webster

Finnegan Family Foundation: Building a Strong Foundation for Chicago's Youth Chicago is a city committed to the education and success of our future workforce. Generous philanthropists and foundations, such as the Finnegan Family Foundation, have led these efforts through their support of programs like Genesys Works Chicago. Since its founding in 1998, the Finnegan Family Foundation has demonstrated a sustained commitment to education and youth development in Chicago. We are proud to be a longtime grantee of the Foundation. Their continued support has allowed Genesys Works to serve more Chicago students and enhance our offerings. The Finnegan Family Foundation has helped us open doors for hundreds of young professionals.

Kelsey Rangel, Muchin College Prep, Iintern at CME Group; Khalil Williams South Shore International College Prep, Iintern at CME Group

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THANK YOU

SUPPORTERS

Malone Solutions Jason Mangold Renee Marongwe Robin Moncrief James Morgan Andy Mroszczak Ifeanyi Nwachukwu Merrill O’Ryan Tom Parker Kathy Reed Sandra Rosenberg Melissa Summers Victor Vizueta Steven Wayland William Blair Connie Yowell

$100+ Danny Asnani Judy Bauer Phyllis Bowen Dejan Bralic Rachel Suzanne Bruketta Doug Buchler Clarence Clark Gloria and Bruce Cox David Drummond Maggie Edmunds Kennie Elerby Reilly Enger Eric Forry Edward Fournier Marie Gulliver Eric Hale Judith Halseth Josh Harris Jennifer Holler Warren James Just Call Richard Robert Kieckhefer

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Richard Labardi Jonathan Levinsky Carlos Llarena Jauren Llarena Eric Lugo Angus MacIntyre Saqib Malik Karen Marben Sara Markham Paul Mateja Kate and Dave McCarty Litrice McClay Pete Milano Steven Moore Michael Park Nathan Perry Andrea Plamondon Terri Rinella Ricardo Robles Fredrick Rolling Bhavesh Sharma Nicole Soloko Bobby Springer Erika Tarango Katherine Taylor Alya Adamany Woods

SCHOOL PARTNERS Al Raby School for Community and Environment Amandla Charter Benito Juarez Community Academy High School Butler College Prepraratory High School Carl Schurz High School Chicago Academy High School Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville Chicago Tech Academy Chicago Vocational Career

Academy CICS Longwood High School CICS Ralph Ellison High School Ellen H. Richards Career Academy Emil G. Hirsch Metropolitan High School EPIC Academy Charter High School Eric Solorio Academy High School Farragut Academy High School Foreman College and Career Academy George Westinghouse College Prep Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy Horizon Science Academy – McKinley Park Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy Intrinsic Schools – Belmont James H. Bowen High School John F. Kennedy High School John Hancock Preparatory High School John Marshall Harlan Community Academy High School Kelvyn Park High School Lake View High School Marie S. Curie Metropolitan High School Morgan Park High School Muchin College Prep Neal F. Simeon Career Academy North-Grand High School Perspectives Charter Schools – Joslin Campus Perspectives High School of Technology Perspectives Leadership Academy Richard T. Crane Medical Preparatory High School Robert Lindblom Math and


SPECIAL THANKS Apple CDW CME Group Columbia College Chicago Online Diamond Assets The Mail House

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

Science Academy Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy Senn High School South Shore International College Prep Theodore Roosevelt High School Thomas Kelly High School Tilden Career Community Academy University of Chicago Charter School – Woodlawn Uplift Community High School Wendell Phillips Academy High School Whitney M. Young Magnet High School William J. Bogan Computer Technical High School William Rainey Harper High School

Everyone Can Code Genesys Works is collaborating with Apple and the City of Chicago to offer the Everyone Can Code curriculum to Chicago’s nearly 500,000 students. Since the program began in Chicago, 23 Genesys Works students have been able to build the skills they need to pursue careers in the app and coding economy by becoming proficient in Swift, Apple’s easy-to-learn programming language. In 2019, Genesys Works is doubling its coding class to 50 students. Everyone Can Code in Chicago is a program designed by Apple to help everyone learn how to code, creating opportunities for all students and preparing them for the workforce. The comprehensive program includes a range of free resources, from helping students explore basic coding concepts to building fully functional apps. “With this new track, we are able to provide our students with the digital skills they need to compete in today’s workforce. Through partnerships with Chicago Public Schools, Columbia College Chicago Online and collaboration with Apple, we are serving Chicago’s students better and building a strong talent pipeline for our local corporations.” —Liz Rafferty, Executive Director, Genesys Works Chicago

COMMUNITY PARTNERS Chicago Public Schools City Colleges of Chicago EO Chicago Spark Think IT Year Up

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CHICAGO 2018

FINANCIAL REPORT

$4M

$3M

INCOME AND EXPENSE GROWTH

$2M

$1M

2016

2017

EARNED INCOME

2018

CONTRIBUTIONS

TOTAL EXPENSES

INCOME STATEMENT (UNRESTRICTED) 2016 2017 2018 INCOME Earned Income Contributed Income TOTAL INCOME

$ 2,242,257 779,162 $ 3,021,419

$ 2,550,366 987,972 $ 3,538,338

$ 2,805,391 991,357 $ 3,796,748

EXPENSES Student Wages Other Program Expenses General & Administrative Fundraising TOTAL EXPENSES

$ 1,298,424 1,135,019 334,185 162,035 $ 2,929,663

$ 1,452,766 1,603,780 271,415 198,613 $ 3,526,574

$ 1,538,611 1,744,265 436,752 274,671 $ 3,994,299

NET UNRESTRICTED INCOME

$

$

$ (197,551)

BALANCE SHEET

91,756

11,764

2016 2017 2018

ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents Accounts Receivable Other Current Assets Property & Equipment (Net) TOTAL ASSETS

$ 389,184 322,257 290,616 8,927 $ 1,010,984

LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Other Liabilities TOTAL LIABILITIES

$ $

15 131,385 131,400

Unrestricted Net Assets Temporarily Restricted Net Assets TOTAL NET ASSETS

$ $

653,548 226,036 879,584

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

$ 1,010,984

$ 318,491 357,944 347,478 64,405 $ 1,088,318

$ $

178,986 378,180 46,508 55,142 658,816

$ $

1,044 125,926 126,970

$ $

6,795 143,260 150,055

$ $

665,312 296,036 961,348

$ $

467,761 41,000 508,761

$ 1,088,318

$

658,816

2018 EXPENSE BREAKDOWN 43.7% PROGRAM EXPENSES

38.5% STUDENT WAGES

10.9% GENERAL & ADMINISTRATIVE

6.9% FUNDRAISING

70.2% of expenses funded by earned income

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$3.99M total expenses


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

STAFF

Tom Nolan (Chair) Managing Director, Accenture (Retired)

Liz Rafferty Executive Director

Jesse Ocanas Jr. Program Coordinator

Kenneth Shogren (Secretary) Chief of Staff, Office of the President, CIBC

Anslem Gardner Program Director

Yasmin Sanders Program Coordinator

Paul Corning CEO, Aptitive

Erika Tarango Director of Development and Communications

Isamar Valentin Program Coordinator

Josh Davidson Principal, Prime TSR David Drummond Regional Sales, Cisco Kelly Geary Senior Executive Partner, Gartner Jim Hart President, Burwood Group, Inc. Matt Heath Chief Operating Officer, Genesys Works Adam Hecktman Director of Technology and Civic Innovation, Microsoft Tom Knight COO, ConSol USA Ryan Libel Executive Director, Office of the CIO, CME Group Paul Maranville Managing Partner, Lantern Partners Alan Mather President, Golden Apple Foundation Mike Palumbo Global Technology, TransUnion Liz Rafferty Executive Director, Genesys Works Chicago

Joseph Tollefson Director of Corporate Partnerships Kevin Hartnett Senior Manager of Alumni Services Cary Archer Program Manager, Curriculum and Instruction Grace Dickman Program Manager, Internship Services Alison Farajpanahi Career Success Advisor Robert Lloyd College Success Advisor Gabriel Lopez Manager of School and Community Partnerships Margaret Gain Program Support Specialist Gabriela Godinez Program Coordinator Taylor Johnson Program Coordinator Adriana Llarena Program Coordinator

Taniqua Elder Administrative Assistant


www.genesysworks.org/chicago 180 N. Wabash Avenue, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 525-9995

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YOUR FUTURE WORKFORCE

Cristian Mendoza, intern at CME Group, Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy

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