Industry: Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Partnership: Genesys Works: Houston Business Need: Goodwill & Community, Labor Costs

Texas Children’s Hospital began its partnership with Genesys Works in 2011 and has since refined a unique approach involving three distinct rotations during the yearlong internship. Interns work with a new team and under new managers during the rotation, allowing them to experience different departments and work styles.

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"At Texas Children's, we've committed to the youth participating in the Genesys Works program and we've seen the benefits. The interns we work with bring energy and diversity into our workplace..."
Myra Davis, CIO
Texas Children's Hospital

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Genesys Works is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that enables inner-city high school students to break through barriers and discover through meaningful work experience that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world. Students enter the Genesys Works program during the summer prior to their senior year and, after eight intensive weeks of training, are assigned to work at one of Genesys Works' client locations, part time, during their senior year. The training is designed to arm students with the knowledge they need to provide value to corporations in specific technical fields. Furthermore, students are trained on the professional skills needed (such as communications and corporate behavior) to enter and succeed in corporate environments.

THE CHALLENGE

As one of the nation’s leading child healthcare providers, Texas Children’s Hospital understands the value of investing in the neighborhoods it serves and sought an innovative way to address its business needs while making an impact within their community.

THE SOLUTION

Through its partnership with Genesys Works, Texas Children’s Hospital has been able to gain access to a new and dynamic pipeline of talent while simultaneously investing in the economic prosperity of its communities.

THE OUTCOME

  • Drives value for customers and shareholders with cost-effective interns
  • Increased employee engagement through a supervisor mentorship program
  • Enhanced reputation as community employer investing in a stronger local workforce

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