Genesys Works Outcomes Report
Authors: Ashweeta Patnaik and Greg Cumpton
Date: June 2018
Publication Type: Report, 21pp.
Genesys Works is a non-profit organization that helps inner-city high school seniors, after providing job-specific summer training, land part time internships at local businesses. The Ray Marshall Center conducted an outcomes evaluation for Genesys Works. After linking participant data to Texas Unemployment Insurance wage records, researchers were able to longitudinally track participants and measure long-term education and employment outcomes of program participation. The evaluation found that the vast majority of program participants enrolled in college in the fall post high school graduation and that college persistence was relatively high. Notably, researchers found that participants who enrolled and completed college had higher earnings in their seventh year post high school graduation, compared to participants who enrolled but did not complete college; the earnings of participants who did not enroll in college were much lower.