Genesys Works founder named to Forbes ‘Impact 30’


Forbes Magazine has published its first-ever ‘Impact 30’  list of global social entrepreneurs and Genesys Works founder Rafael Alvarez was recognized for “tackling the world’s most intractable problems.”

Rafael Alvarez Genesys Works

His earned-income nonprofit creation provides students from economically disadvantaged high schools with professional internships and mentoring opportunities within the IT division of various corporations.

“This recognition is really a tribute to all of those involved at Genesys Works…Thank you for being there and for seeing the vision of how we can fundamentally change the tracks of life for so many young people across our country,” Alvarez said.


Started in 2001 and based in Houston, TX, Genesys Works has trained hundreds of students to date — many from the Twin Cities — where the org’s only sister location is led by  “reformed venture capitalist” (Crescendo) Jeff Tollefson.