Model Program

Genesys Works

200 s wacker 15th floor
Chicago, IL 60606
http://www.genesysworks.org/chicago/

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Contact Information:

773.812.2756
Mrobles606@gmail.com

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Intervention

Both

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

High School

Inner City

Grade Level

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

Genesys Works needs more recognition. Just by looking over the website you will be able to see how much it has done to forever change students' life.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Adult Education, Career Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Counseling/Advisories/Coaches, Extended-School/Summer Program, Extra Curricular, Study Skills, Virtual Learning, Life Skills Training, Transition Program

Starting Date: 2010
Students Served Per Year: less than 50
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Low achievement
  • Poor attendance
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort
  • Low commitment to school
  • No extracurricular participation

Family factors

  • Low education level of parents
  • Low educational expectations
  • Sibling(s) has dropped out
  • Lack of conversations about school

School factors

  • Limited resources: expenditures per student/ teacher salaries/ student-teacher ratios
  • School size: too small/too large
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Student engagement
  • Teacher expectations

Community factors

  • Family composition/socioeconomic status
  • Local labor market/neighborhood stability
  • Youth social attitudes

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Involvement with positive peer activities
  • Perception of support from adults and peers

Independence

  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards
  • Positive/resilient temperament

Competence

  • Social competencies
  • Self efficacy

Creativity

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility

Optimism

  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self
  • Optimistic

School

  • Personalized instruction and learning
  • Academic support
  • Instruction on behavior and social skills
  • Development of vocational skills
  • Teach self-determination and self-advocacy skills including student/person-centered planning
  • Eliminate practices that push students out of school
  • Help students to address problems that interfere with learning

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is $100,000 - $200,000 or over $2000 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Unspecified

Teachers
Counselors
Volunteers
Social Workers
Parents
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Instructional Texts/Manuals
Computer/Internet Based

Unspecified

Evaluation Information:

It has for ever changed my life. I now have new skills in communication, professional and IT skills that will help me pursue my career goals!

How evaluation data was collected:
Outside experimental studies