On October 3, Hydra Mendoza, San Francisco Mayor’s Education Advisor and Board of Education Commissioner, joined by Ken McNeely, President of AT&T-California, and Carmen Chu, Supervisor-District 4, announced the launch of Genesys Works in the Bay Area at City Hall. The leaders were on hand to support Genesys Works, which with a $1 million contribution from AT&T will increase learning opportunities for underrepresented high school seniors.
AT&T’s commitment to Genesys Works will support a new facility in the Bay Area and connect youth to the region’s booming technology sector, and fund other new initiatives that will help the organization scale its impact across the country.
AT&T-Minnesota also donated $50,000 to Genesys Works – Twin Cities and sponsored the 2012 Breaking Through Ceremony.
“From a business perspective, there is no greater investment than an investment in our children. Their innovative spirit, drive and forward-thinking hold the key to our future and our country’s ability to compete in the global economy,” said McNeely. “At AT&T, we are thrilled to support Genesys Works, which connects the tech economy with youth who need access to better opportunities to succeed.”
“We are grateful to AT&T for its generous contribution in helping us expand our network to students in the Bay Area,” said Rafael Alvarez, founder and CEO of Genesys Works. “With their support we can change the life trajectory of vulnerable students who live in one of the most advanced regions in the world and help them believe a professional, meaningful career is within reach.”
Genesys Works’ innovative model has received wide recognition across the globe. Earlier this year, Forbes Magazine named Alvarez on the publication’s inaugural “Impact 30” list of the world’s top social entrepreneurs. When President Obama launched the White House Office of Social Innovation, Genesys Works was profiled as an example of social innovation that should be replicated across America. Alvarez has spoken about the Genesys Works model across the U.S. at universities, including Harvard and Rice, and has been the guest of government and educational leaders in Ireland to discuss solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
For the full press release please visit our National site. Learn more about the Genesys Works experience through AT&T's video: AT&T Aspire Helps Students Unlock Their Professional Potential Through Genesys Works.