Genesys Works provides 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.
Pictured on front cover: Richard Jones, Jimmy Ruan, ImaniNia Hubert, and Christian Reyes (Chicago) Pictured above, alumni from the first class from each Genesys Works site: Lidya Etissa (National Capital Region), Kateryn Raymundo (Bay Area), Manuel Robles (Chicago), Sou Yang (Twin Cities), Hector Avellaneda (Houston), with Rafael Alvarez
Dear Friends and Supporters, 2017 was another outstanding year of growth and impact for the Genesys Works program. Thanks to the generous support of our school, corporate, and philanthropic partners, we provided nearly 4,000 youth in underserved communities with professional employment opportunities and individual guidance in support of their postsecondary pursuits.
STUDENT GROWTH AND IMPACT SINCE 2002
It also marked our 15th year of programming, a milestone recognized by celebrating the success of the thousands of students we’ve placed into life-changing work experiences over that time. In October, I had the privilege of spending a day with 15 of our program alums, one from each of our 15 years of existence. This talented group of individuals are highlighted on pages 10-11 and I urge you to learn more about their professional journeys at GenesysWorks.org/15for15. I am incredibly proud of all our young professionals and look forward to seeing them achieve even greater levels of success in the years to come.
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While 2017 provided much to celebrate, it also presented its share of challenges. Hurricane Harvey created significant hardship for many of our students, staff, as well as many of our corporate, school, and community partners in the Houston area. But from adversity comes strength, and our city showed the same resilience and perseverance that our Genesys Works young professionals exhibit every day, reminding me of the goodness of our community and the work I feel privileged to do.
As we look to the future, our primary goals are simple – we want to serve more students, and we want to serve them better. This means continued growth in our five current sites as well as expansion into new cities across the country. It also means adopting new ways to guide and support students on their individual journeys toward the economic mainstream. To this end, we have launched an extensive strategic planning process intended to help us not only increase our value proposition to students and corporate partners, but also improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of our organization.
In closing, I want to express my sincere thanks to all those who make our program possible. Working together, we can empower tens of thousands more students to achieve career success while simultaneously creating the skilled workforce our nation needs for continued economic prosperity. We are proud to be your partners in this important work.
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FOUNDER AND CEO, GENESYS WORKS
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Pictured: Yemema Wondimu (Bay Area)
CONNECTING MOTIVATION WITH OPPORTUNITY WHERE TOMORROWâ€™S WORKFORCE BEGINS
At Genesys Works, 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. But for students growing up in low-income environments, they often donâ€™t know how to attain a professional career and have limited access to opportunities, putting them on a path towards under-employment and unable to reach their true potential. Through a powerful combination of skills training, mentoring, and impactful work experiences, Genesys Works opens new pathways to career success for high-potential students in underserved communities who might otherwise be at risk of disconnecting from school or meaningful employment. By connecting youth with the opportunity to succeed in a professional work environment while still in high school, students graduate with increased confidence, in-demand job skills, elevated career aspirations, and an actionable plan for postsecondary success. Working together, we can provide more life-changing opportunities for talented young individuals like Yemema.
Genesys Works not only helps students see that a professional career is within reach, we arm them with the skills and opportunities to achieve their college and career goals.
STUDENTS SERVED NATIONALLY
MULTIRACIAL / OTHER
CLASS OF 2018 STUDENTS TRAINED: 1,039 CLASS OF 2017 INTERNS EMPLOYED: 671 ALUMNI SERVED: 2,221
STUDENTS OF COLOR
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FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS
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95% ENROLL IN COLLEGE 70%
GRADUATED OR STILL ENROLLED IN COLLEGE
Genesys Works achieves its mission through four interlocking program components:
8 weeks of skills training the summer before senior year of high school
1,000 hours in a paid year-long corporate internship
COLLEGE & CAREER COACHING
STUDENTS EARN A FOUR YEAR DEGREE THE RATE OF COMPARISON GROUP MEDIAN EARNINGS OF EMPLOYED ALUMNI
SOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Ongoing support to help students achieve college and career success
60 hours of counseling on college and career pathways
HELPING STUDENTS REALIZE THEIR TRUE POTENTIAL Students begin the Genesys Works program with eight weeks of skills training during the summer before their senior year. Upon completing training, students are placed in a paid, year-long internship at a local corporation. At his internship, Jimmy works with a team of professionals to meet the IT needs of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). “I have to keep track of schedules and stay really organized,” says Jimmy of his internship. His work varies from setting-up laptops to supporting AOA conferences. With the deep level of support provided by Genesys Works, students like Jimmy emerge from their internships with confidence and poise, ready to tackle real-world problems head on and empowered to re-envision their future. It is the first step in transforming today’s youth into tomorrow’s workforce. “I’m grateful that I can work during my senior year of high school,” says Jimmy. “It teaches you a lot about the business world, and it’s actually life changing.”
AVERAGE STUDENT EARNINGS DURING SENIOR YEAR
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“I’d like to someday be a Computer Engineer, so the in-depth IT skills I’m learning at my internship are really important to me.” JIMMY RUAN INTERN, AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION (AOA) SENIOR, WHITNEY M. YOUNG MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL, CHICAGO
“The interns bring value-added contributions to our ongoing growth strategy and in return the interns leave with the experience and confidence to make a difference in their communities.” EVAN KIRCHEN VP ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION, WILLIAMS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SHANTAYE JONES, ELSIK HIGH SCHOOL, AND ELVIS CASTILLO, ALIEF HASTINGS HIGH SCHOOL, HOUSTON
CONNECTING EMPLOYERS WITH TALENT
CORPORATE PARTNERS SUPPORT GENESYS WORKS
Williams has been a valued corporate partner since 2009, providing meaningful internships, charitable donations, and leadership participation on our Board of Directors. Students at Williams work 1,000 hours and become important members of the team, taking on significant projects that positively impact the company. Richard De La Haya, an intern supervisor since 2013 says, “The program works. Students typically come to Williams shy and almost intimidated. When they leave the program, they are transformed, displaying great confidence and strategically planning for their future.” Williams has provided life-changing work experiences to 55 interns and donated nearly $100,000 to our program to date. In addition, internal champions help spread the word of our program beyond the company. Williams exemplifies the ideal corporate partnership and continues to be a leader in the Genesys Works movement.
PREPARING STUDENTS FOR POSTSECONDARY SUCCESS Since 2011, Dorene Brookins has been an integral school champion at Johnson Aerospace & Engineering High School in St. Paul, Minnesota. She considers the partnership a yearround endeavor, from recruiting students to engaging and retaining them once their internship is established. Dorene has not only made Genesys Works a priority but firmly believes in the capabilities of the students who enter the program. One such student from the Class of 2018, Kia Lockhart (pictured on back cover), interns at Fairview Health Services while the rest of her day is spent in classes that are earning her both college and high school credits. She is futurefocused and recognizes the long-term impact Genesys Works has on her future: “Having this internship on my resume goes a long way and opens up doors and opportunities.” Kia’s journey echoes the belief Dorene has of the program: when you invest in a program like Genesys Works, it pays dividends – for students, schools, and communities.
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“Students are accepted for who they are and what they bring into the program, but then they’re grown from that point. That’s why it’s a great fit for our students.” DORENE BROOKINS JOHNSON AEROSPACE & ENGINEERING HIGH SCHOOL, ST. PAUL PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TO READ MORE GO TO GENESYSWORKS.ORG/JOHNSON
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“Genesys Works put me on the right path. I graduated from college and my brothers followed in my footsteps.” MANUEL ROBLES CLASS OF 2011 PARENTS MANUEL SR. AND MATILDE, BROTHERS RICARDO (CLASS OF 2013), AND RUBEN (CLASS OF 2014), CHICAGO
BUILDING COMMUNITIES THAT WORK
NUMBER OF ALUMNI SERVED BY GENESYS WORKS IN 2017
Once students graduate from high school, our Alumni Program provides ongoing support to help students achieve college and career success. Many of our students will become the first in their families to attend college, making our services even more essential. “No one had a background in a college education or an office position,” says Manuel Robles, who completed internships at CPS and AT&T. “So all of this was totally new for our family.” Manuel’s two younger brothers followed his lead, from joining Genesys Works to attending college. Ricardo completed his year-long internship at CSC and Ruben at WEC Energy Group. Today, the Robles family counts two college graduates with youngest brother Ruben still in college. “For me, Genesys Works has been really important to our family,” says Matilde Robles, mother to Manuel, Ricardo and Ruben. “It has been a big impact for us, seeing our sons starting a new path toward a life that we didn’t have.” TO READ MORE GO TO GENESYSWORKS.ORG/MANUEL
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CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF IMPACT
2017 marked Genesys Works’ 15th anniversary. Starting in 2002 with only ten students, we now serve nearly 4,000 students annually. Here are just a few of the remarkable individuals who are living testaments to how just one opportunity can change a life. Read more at genesysworks.org/15for15. 1
HECTOR AVELLANEDA / CLASS OF 2003, HOUSTON
MAYRA PEREZ / CLASS OF 2004, HOUSTON
ABRAHAM OBREGON / CLASS OF 2005, HOUSTON
JOSE DEHUMA / CLASS OF 2006, HOUSTON
TOMEI RICHARD / CLASS OF 2007, HOUSTON
VANESSA NUÑEZ / CLASS OF 2008, HOUSTON
SOU YANG / CLASS OF 2009, TWIN CITIES
DIONNE GRIFFIN / CLASS OF 2010, TWIN CITIES
MANUEL ROBLES / CLASS OF 2011, CHICAGO
IYESHA THORNTON, / CLASS OF 2012, CHICAGO
JARITZA VERDIN / CLASS OF 2013, CHICAGO
KATERYN RAYMUNDO / CLASS OF 2014, BAY AREA
MICHELLE VILLAGRAN / CLASS OF 2015, BAY AREA
NIMO MOHAMED / CLASS OF 2016, TWIN CITIES
LIDYA ETISSA / CLASS OF 2017, NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
RAFAEL ALVAREZ / FOUNDER AND CEO, GENESYS WORKS
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TOP 100 CORPORATE
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We want to recognize the Top 100 of our 185 corporate partners for the life-changing opportunities provided.
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THANK YOU SUPPORTERS $1,000,000+ AT&T Foundation Ballmer Group
The Jenesis Group The Powell Foundation
Chicago Beyond Michael & Susan Dell Foundation ECMC Foundation JP Morgan Chase Foundation Salesforce.org Tipping Point Community
Anonymous Anonymous Bank of America Bromley Charitable Trust Citi Foundation Greater Houston Community Foundation GreenLight Fund – Bay Area Otto Bremer Trust Peery Foundation Sobrato Family Foundation York Solutions
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Accenture Capital One Chicago Blackhawks Foundation, a McCormick Foundation Fund Ronald Conway Dan L Duncan Foundation The John Eckel Foundation Fund for Shared Insight GE Power Systems Halliburton Houck Family Foundation Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Rockwell Fund SIM – Houston Strada Education Network The Brown Foundation Travelers Foundation Warriors – Community Foundation Wayne Duddlesten Foundation The WEM Foundation
AT&T Allstate Insurance Company Best Buy Foundation CME Group Foundation CompTIA
Genesys Works is able to make a difference in the lives of youth in underserved communities because of our generous supporters.
Credit Suisse Deluxe Corporation Dynegy Carter and Susan Emerson Enaxis Consulting Ernst & Young F.R. Bigelow Foundation GGS Foundation Thomas Gleitsman Goldman Sachs & Co Houston Area Women’s Center Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation – Midwest Division Insperity Corp Lazard Freres & Co. McNeely Foundation MD Anderson Foundation Medtronic Morgan Stanley Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Phillips Family Foundation PJT Partners Polk Bros. Foundation Dawn & Richard Rawson Family Foundation RBC Capital Markets Thomas and Amy Ryan Saint Paul Foundation Gary Schermerhorn and Miriam Esteve Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
Texas Children’s Hospital ThreeBridge Solutions Webb Family Foundation White & Case Williams
3M Abbey Family Foundation Abbott Fund AIG The Stanford & Joan Alexander Foundation Ancestry.com Inc Baker Botts Barclays Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota BNP Paribas Boston Scientific Foundation Box.org Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation CenterPoint Energy CFP Foundation Charah CIBC Circle of Service Foundation Howard and Dona Cohen Roberto & Claudia Contreras Crédit Agricole
Deluxe Corporation Foundation Deutsche Bank Donaldson Foundation Barbara Duganier Ecolab Foundation Evolving Solutions Finnegan Family Foundation Douglas Foshee Garrett Family Foundation Hamman Foundation Hardenbergh Foundation Matt and Janet Heath HEB Tournament of Champions Hines Myrtle Jones The Peter R. Kagan and Susannah A. Smetana Family Fund of the AYCO Charitable Foundation Mohit Kapoor King & Spalding Kirkland & Ellis – Chicago Scott and Laura Kupor Lever Fund Marbrook Foundation Maria Martinez McGriff, Seibels & Williams John P McGovern Foundation Elaine and Ray Messer Microsoft MUFG Power & Utilities Nutanix
Okta Eric and Karen Patton Harry Pefanis Mike and Lynn Preston Susan and Fayez Sarofim Marc and Jeri Shapiro Family Foundation Skadden Dan Steinman Target Corporation TCF Bank ThinkIT TransCanada Union Bank
Albright Foundation Andrew Alexander Pauline Altman-Goldstein Foundation Rafael and Stephanie Alvarez Ameriprise Foundation AppDynamics Crystal Ashby The Bengier Foundation Boardwalk Pipeline Partners Bremer Financial Corporation Buckeye Partners David and Linda Castaneda Chapelwood United Methodist Women Community Health Choice
Data Recognition Corporation Datatrend Technologies Eagle Creek Software Services Ebay Inc Bay Area Ray and Karina Elias Gallant Kevin Gratkowski Hitachi Data Systems Adam and Carey Hecktman Houston Methodist Richard and Elizabeth Husseini Catherine and Brian James JP Morgan Securities Kaiser Permanente Kapor Center for Social Impact Kinder Morgan Foundation KPMG Latham & Watkins LifeGift MANIFEST Technology Marek Family Foundation Stewart McCutcheon Medica Metropolitan State University The Minneapolis Foundation Mistras Group Walter P Moore National College Access Network Tom and Patty Nolan
Bruce & Karen Northcutt David Nuernberg Optum Patterson Companies Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Community Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation RBC Wealth Management Laura and Will Robertson Seabury Foundation ServiceNow Silent IT Scott and Stephanie Silvas Smikis Foundation Spectra Energy Allie Temkin TPC Group TransUnion Paul and Judy Voinis and Family Warburg Pincus Foundation Hilary Ware and Bob Tucker Wells Fargo Wortham Insurance Xcel Energy Youths Friends Association Zscaler
AAMA Abbott After School Matters Ameriprise Financial
Andersen Corporation Andrews Kurth Kenyon Evelyn and Frank Angelle Atomic Data Awad Family Charitable Fund Bank of America Merrill Lynch BDO Best Buy Corporation Cory and Joseph Cancila Family Foundation Capella University (Corp) Cargill Cushman & Wakefield Myra and DiCarlos Davis Donaldson Company Ecolab Electronic Arts EthosEnergy Exron Capital Forsythe Kelly Geary General Mills Google.org Herman Family Fund Houlihan Lokey Kevin Howell Tom Jacky Ken and Tracy Janda Gene and Lyna Janiszewski Mike Jones Kilbride Family Charitable Fund Korn Ferry
Land Oâ€™Lakes Inc. Lantern Partners Jerry and Laura Lasco Leopardo Construction Linbeck Macquarie Group Foundation McMaster-Carr Supply Company MongoDB New Frontiers Foundation OneNeck IT Solutions Per Scholas Sheree Petrone Relativity SAP America Schiff Hardin Aimbrell Shanks Beth Shiroishi Clark and Barbara Smith Matthew Steinmetz Jesus Soto Symantec TayganPoint Consulting Group Taylor McKinley TechCaliber TITUS Scott and Sarah Van Beck ViaWest Warburg Pincus Weatherford Zaxbyâ€™s Houston
THANK YOU SUPPORTERS $1,000+
Daniel Abdul Mario Alonso Charles and Amy Alvarez Chris Angelides Anonymous Anonymous Auth0 Avanade Elaine Beeman Roy Ben-Dor Drs. Julie and Marc Boom Carolyn Burke Peter and Elizabeth Carragher Eli and Marissa Cipriano Cisco Systems Cloudability Code42 Adonia and Kevin Cokinos Julius Cox Martin Daley Wendy and John Del Mixon Dynatrace Dean Ellis Michael Finlon First Bank of Highland Park First Tennessee Bank Clint Freeland Basil Germanides Jeff & Laura Giangiuli Karen Grabow and Keith Halperin
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David Habachy Bruce Hague Alexander Hahn Larry Heath Alistair Jacques Hank Jones Michael Jones Steven and Melissa Kean Paul & Jean Krueger Martin and Kathryn Leestma John and Alice Lloyd Foundation Karen Marben Mike Martiny Rayshon Mason Alan Mather and Amy Nowell Kris and Richard McGee Rodney McMahn Amity Millhiser and Aysegul Ayok Thomas Moldauer Gary Moss Elisabeth Nash Sarah Nieters Daniel Nottke On Demand Group Oracle The Oshay Family Foundation Patagonia Mary Lynne Perushek Scott Pharr
Cynthia Pope Craig C. Pratt Pure Storage Liz Rafferty Renodis Inc Gabe Restrepo Revolution Technologies Riverway Foundation Bret Roberts Christopher Robinson Rubrik Rustoleum Laura Samberg San Francisco Federal Credit Union Santullo Family Fund Kenneth and Nicole Shogren Michael Sivo Skender Construction Philip and Margie Soran Edward Swan John Swilling Klaus Thiedmann Timothy D. Thull Jeff and Jennie Tollefson TravelStyled VALERE Consulting and Recruiting Wells Foundation Kathleen and Pat Wood III World Wide Technology Mr. and Mrs John T. Young
Hilary Ackerman Karen Alvarez Anchor Bank Anonymous Apttus Alex Archila Hector and Gabby Avellaneda Lee B. Bahl Amod Bavare Garret and Amy Bean Randy Beiner Brandon and Stacie Bingham Benjamin Bitterman Janice Born Molly Bott Scott Brabrand Michael Bradley Michael Brooks Shannon Brown Joseph Burns Richard Buterbaugh Matthew A. Bykowski Elizabeth Campbell Mick Cantu Sally Carlson Russell Clingman Community Bank of the Bay Kimberly Cotner David Corporate Care
John Coss Elise and Demetri Dale Kathy and Marko Dasigenis Marian Davenport Twila Day Michael DeMarco Alex Dempsey Deare Search Partners Aarti Dhupelia Elovate Encompass Capital Linda Field Jane Freeman Chris and Leslie Funk Eric Gartland Garrett L. Gleason Sharon Groenendyk Nate Haines Daniel Hartman Hewlett Packard Joy Horak-Brown James Horsch Hull Family Charitable Fund Brian Hungerford Elizabeth and Richard Husseini Integrhythm Inc. Paul and Christopher Irwin-Dudek Jack Linkâ€™s Beth Jacob Janis Jarosz Casey Johnson
ECMC FOUNDATION James Kempski Darrell Kesti Tara Khanna Sabrina Kinney Kupor Family Trust Jeffrey Luse Mainsail Partners Ann Manix and Bob Cramer Shelby Mathew Michael Mathews Janine McArdle Alexander McKinnon Scott Merryman Barbara and Jim Metcalf Deborah J. Morris-York Chris Moses Khalfani Myrick Newfield Exploration Tammy Nguyen John Nieto Gerald and Marcia Nowak Joe Osborne Monica Osterholm Thomasine Pantazis Philanthropy Workshop Karen Richard Sheri Roberts David Robertson Jennifer Rogers Eduardo and Katya Rovira Gary Russell James Ruttley Michael Sabin
Tiffany Sammis Mike Schaffner Don Schmeichel Sherman Scholten Bill Sedoff Senn Delaney Michael Sharp Leia Skie Gregory Smith Robb Soles Lori Spilde Derek Steelberg Stuart and Michelle Stern Jamie S. Sturtewagen Sunquist Family Gift Fund Sunrise Banks Kim Tanner The BrandLab The Crossland Group Thrivent Financial Daniel Thompson TIRR Memorial Hermann Venari Resources Jane B. Wagner Mike Walstrom Alexander S Wang Warburg Pincus Event Stephen Webster Lance Whitacre Karyl and Charles White John Phil Williamson Ming Wung
In 2017, ECMC Foundation invested $400,000 in Genesys Works to enhance ongoing support services and year-long internship opportunities for our program alumni in college. This major contribution allowed Genesys Works to hire a national alumni manager and additional staff to implement a number of high-impact services. Almost 2,000 students receive support from Genesys Works as part of the alumni program across our five sites. “ECMC Foundation is proud to support the expansion and development of Genesys Works’ Alumni Program to provide supports and internship opportunities for its students in college,” said Peter J. Taylor, President of ECMC Foundation. “As our Foundation’s own strategy focuses on postsecondary degree attainment to achieve family-sustaining incomes, we are encouraged to see that Genesys Works undertakes the employability of its students as an outcome tied to successful college persistence and completion. ECMC Foundation highly anticipates the continued growth of Genesys Works’ Alumni Program to support increasing numbers of its college students as they advance toward their degrees with ready and relevant skills for the workforce.” The ECMC Foundation exists to inspire and facilitate improvements that effect educational outcomes – especially among underserved populations – through evidence-based innovation. They support organizations within two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness. Learn more at ecmcfoundation.org
For a full list of our generous donors visit genesysworks.org/supporters
THANK YOU SUPPORTERS $100,000+
Bromley Charitable Trust
Strada Education Network
KENDRIC GENESYS WORKS HOUSTON CLASS OF 2018 INTERN, STEWART & STEVENSON
HURRICANE HARVEY STUDENT RELIEF FUND Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on
Anonymous Genesys Works Twin Cities Rebuild Texas Fund
Wayne Duddlesten Foundation
August 25, 2017, causing unprecedented flooding in Houston and surrounding areas. Many Houstonians are still dealing with the aftermath, including Genesys Works students like Kendric. Kendric remains displaced from his home and must commute over an hour each way to school and his
ECMC Foundation Miriam Esteve and Gary Schermerhorn Garrett Family Foundation
internship. Even so, his determination to succeed has not wavered. We thank the 226 generous supporters who donated $328,000 to help the Genesys Works students and staff who were affected by the storm. Because of your support, students like Kendric are able to continue on the path to college and career success.
Rafael & Stephanie Alvarez Per Scholas Philip and Margie Soran TransUnion
Abbey Family Foundation Karen Grabow and Keith Halperin Larry Heath Matt and Janet Heath Steven and Melissa Kean Martin and Kathryn Leestma Elaine and Ray Messer
Karen Alvarez Michael Bradley Linda Castaneda Ray Elias Michael S. Faino Kupor Family Trust David Robertson Eduardo Rovira Beth Shiroishi
Sally Carlson Bill Cole Marian Davenport Mitch Davenport Stephanie Epps Bob Giannino Alexander Hahn John Hogan
Paul & Christopher Irwin-Dudek Brian Joseph Ennis Kelly Pawn Kongkosonkichkan Kresge Foundation Nancy Kubecka Dan LaRocque Neal Locke Raul Machuca Khalfani Myrick David Oelberg Mary Lynn Perushek Christy Robertson Jennifer Rogers Debra Roquette Helene Schultz Helen A. Small Jeff & Jennie Tollefson Kirsten Voinis
Caroline Altman Smith Catie Brownback Chelsea Hartigan Denise Hartigan Joseph Tollefson Jocelyn Ursin Ashley Zacharias
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2015 2016 2017*
INCOME STATEMENT (UNRESTRICTED)
INCOME Earned Income Contributed Income TOTAL INCOME
Income and Expense Growth
$ 11,824,869 8,041,562 $ 19,866,431
$ 12,794,564 $ 14,278,229 8,624,181 9,603,013 $ 21,418,745 $ 23,881,242
Student Wages Other Program Expenses General & Administrative Fundraising TOTAL EXPENSES
$ 6,128,000 7,589,536 2,547,361 1,429,374 $ 17,694,271
$ 6,710,929 $ 7,320,693 9,160,131 11,662,606 2,741,250 2,388,200 1,691,879 2,182,552 $ 20,304,189 $ 23,554,051
CHANGE IN UNRESTRICTED NET ASSETS
FUNDED 60.6% EXPENSES BY EARNED INCOME
$ 6,574,988 1,849,753 1,773,631 393,673 $ 10,592,044
$ 8,625,636 2,336,989 5,011,351 372,356 $ 16,346,331
BALANCE SHEET ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents $ Accounts Receivable Other Current Assets Property & Equipment (Net) TOTAL ASSETS $
4,662,772 1,701,045 2,409,299 490,144 9,263,260
LIABILITIES Accounts Payable $ Other Liabilities TOTAL LIABILITIES $
42,351 $ 56,164 705,778 657,236 748,129 $ 713,400 Unrestricted Net Assets $ 7,028,260 $ 8,159,885 Temporarily Restricted Net Assets 1,486,871 1,718,759 TOTAL NET ASSETS $ 8,515,131 $ 9,878,644
GENERAL & FUNDRAISING ADMINISTRATIVE
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
$ 318,567 1,276,679 $ 1,595,246
$ 8,484,627 6,266,458 $ 14,751,085
2017 Expense Breakdown *Unaudited
GENESYS WORKS THEORY OF CHANGE PROBLEM
Students growing up in low-income environments often donâ€™t know what career opportunities exist, nor do they realize that a professional career is attainable, putting them on a lifelong path of underemployment and unable to reach their true potential. In addition, the disparity between what students are taught in the classroom and whatâ€™s needed for success in the workplace continues to widen, leaving many jobs unfilled because young adults lack the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to succeed in these roles.
One day, all students, regardless of their socioeconomic background, will have the mindset, behavior, skills, and opportunity to embark and succeed on a path towards professional and life success.
By enabling students in underserved communities to succeed in a professional work environment while still in high school, they develop a greater sense of self-efficacy, recognize that a new economic reality is possible, and gain the behavioral and technical knowledge/skills that will set them on a path toward employment success and economic self-sufficiency. Relationships gained in the course of meaningful internships, both from adults and from fellow peers, have the unique ability to provide individualized influence, guidance and instruction that make a new vision a reality. Students succeeding in a professional environment have a unique influence on other students around them, in their schools and communities.
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Provide motivated students from underserved communities with 8-weeks of professional behavior and technical skills training to prepare them for a year-long corporate internship. Place students in paid, year-long meaningful work experience, during their senior year of high school. Engage every 20 students with a Genesys Works staff member to serve as a job coach, mentor and college/ career counselor throughout the 14-month intervention. Pair students with corporate partner supervisors to serve as business/career mentors. Enable a positive, supportive peer environment to ensure student success.
INTENDED IMPACT DIRECT
Students in underserved communities graduate from high school with raised career aspirations, pursue postsecondary education, develop resiliency which positively contributes to college persistence, and enter the workforce with the self-efficacy and professional behavior skills to succeed in a corporate environment.
Schools serving low-income areas recognize the value of the meaningful internship as a unique tool for increased relevance and relationships, and incorporate work-based learning opportunities into all secondary schools. Corporate employers recognize the importance of providing real-world educational opportunities for youth in order to develop our future workforce. Students grow up in communities where the pursuit of a college degree and professional career is the given, not the exception.
2017 NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS Rafael Alvarez Crystal Ashby Doug Butler Barbara Duganier Mike Feinberg Richard Rawson Thomas Ryan Gary Schermerhorn C. Park Shaper Beth Shiroishi Kim Tanner
Founder & CEO, Genesys Works Retired Senior VP, BP Managing Partner, NextGen Strategic Advisors Corporate Board Director, Retired Accenture Senior Executive Co-Founder, KIPP Academy President, Insperity CEO, Service Corporation International Retired, Goldman Sachs Chairman, CEO, SEIS Holdings Vice President, Global CSR Strategy & Insights, AT&T Executive Director, The Jenesis Group
Tasmia Dia, Alexander Wells, and William Wilson (National Capital Region)
STAFF Rafael Alvarez Matt Heath Paul Irwin-Dudek Jeff Tollefson Jennie Tollefson Amir Yunus Chris Brown Penn Shaper Eli Cipriano Wendy Airlie Leigh Ann Arnold Amy Lenz Bean Kareen Eichberger Dave Robertson Bernie Tretta Stephanie Baumgartner Lynn Childs Tania Gutierrez Nancy Kubecka Stephanie Noriega Rishi Ravani Jocelyn Ursin Dina Barron Eman ElShareif Aaron Godoy Janet Heath Hanieh Javadi Greg Mendieta Diana Morin Kimberly Owen Jocelyn Rios Amelie Smith Asia Williams Ty Wilson
Founder & CEO Chief Operations Officer Chief Development Officer Chief Strategic Growth Officer Chief Marketing Officer Chief Financial Officer Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy and Community Development Vice President, Corporate Partnerships Senior Director of Fundraising Operations Director of Accounting Director of Major Gifts Director of Major Gifts Director of Operations Enterprise Technology Director Director of Measurement and Evaluation Manager of Program Strategy and Design Accounting Manager Organizational Knowledge Manager Payroll Manager Marketing Communications Manager Enterprise Project Manager Human Resources Manager Development Associate IT/Operations Specialist IT System Analyst A/R Collections Analyst Data Analyst Payroll Coordinator A/R Analyst Accounts Payable Analyst Accounting Associate National Alumni Program Lead Executive Assistant Digital Marketing Specialist
Jonathan Ortiz, Jannassa Do, and Christine Young (Bay Area)
Kaela Worrall (Twin Cities)
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Pictured: Kia Lockhart (Twin Cities)