Integrated support ties it all together


The Genesis Center Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) is based on a national model that provides wrap-around services to support students in the areas of public benefits enrollment, employment and financial stability.  Here are just a few of the services that students can access through our FOC:

Job Placement & Career Improvement

Through the work of Genesis Center and our Job Developer, our students are better prepared to join the workforce and more capable of rising within their chosen fields.

Students learn about how to secure employment and succeed in the workplace:

  • Develop a professional resume
  • Learn about professionalism in the workplace
  • Dress for success
  • Develop skills in conflict resolution
  • Gain interviews skills and participate in practice interviews with real professionals
  • Intern with an employer partner to develop experience and expand resume
  • Continue to receive support even after entering employment 

Case Management

Genesis Center has a full-time on-site case manager who provides students with the supports they need to overcome barriers and achieve success.  Our case manager helps students overcome barriers related to:

  • Transportation
  • Child Care
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Domestic Violence
  • Substance Abuse
  • Legal Issues
  • Public Benefits Enrollment

Financial Coaching

Genesis Center has a full-time on-site financial coach with career experience in the banking industry.  Our financial coach can help students overcome challenges that can inhibit their future success, including:

  • Establish/repair credit
  • Develop a family budget
  • Save money
  • Open a bank account
  • Make financial decisions
  • Resolve issue with foreclosure/bankruptcy