While viral outbreaks like COVID-19 are color blind, the economic impacts are not, as lower-income people of color are disproportionately affected. The outbreak of this novel coronavirus has underscored the social inequalities we continue to face in the United States.
40-50% of high school students in the U.S. are working out of necessity, and our program participants are no exception.
Our students’ paychecks help support their families. We must consider the financial impact this current public health crisis will have on our students who rely on the income from their Genesys Works internships.
Our students are motivated and resilient. They have time and again faced challenges and risen above them, and this community health challenge will be no different. Let’s help them get through this crisis and emerge stronger as a result.
ABOUT GENESYS WORKS
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 to achieve career success and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency.
We accomplish this through four-interlocking components:
1 - SKILLS TRAINING
2 - YEARLONG, PAID CORPORATE INTERNSHIP
3 - COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELING
4 - ONGOING ALUMNI PROGRAM SUPPORT