As we celebrate our 2020 WEP Scholars we want to recognize our excellent community partners. One of our strongest relationships is with Genesys Works, a national non-profit, that provides pathways to careers for high school students in underserved communities, especially through paid business IT internships. As part of GW, students receive skills training, meaningful internships, as well as college and career coaching.
Genesys Works has been very helpful in sharing information with students about our four-year and two-year scholarships. Since 2013, 89 of our scholars have also been GW students. Starting in 2015, Wallin EP has administered a unique scholarship for Genesys Works students – the Think IT Young Professionals program. This scholarship supports and empowers existing GW college students who have completed one year of college and are pursuing a degree in an IT field.
“Wallin Education Partners depends on positive and trusting relationships with organizations that share our mission of educational opportunity and college and career success for students with financial need. Genesis Works is a highly effective organization that delivers positive change for students and our community. They are also great colleagues and wonderful leaders. The WEP/GW partnership is proof positive that collaboration can increase impact.”
- Susan Basil King, Executive Director of Wallin Education Partners
“Our partnership with Wallin Education Partners has proven increasingly valuable for our Genesys Works young professionals. We are thrilled that this year alone, 19 of our students will receive financial aid and access to additional college and career support and professional development opportunities. The impact that we and Wallin seek to make becomes that much more powerful when students have not one but two networks of individuals supporting them in their journeys to career success.”
- Karen Marben, Executive Director of Genesys Works Twin Cities
Posted on July 10, 2020