Genesis City, a youth services charity that serves disconnected youth by empowering them through a rigorous academic experience tailored to their individual needs, received a $15,000 donation from AT&T during their Annual Blues Night Fundraiser on Thursday, November 12.

“Genesis City is so grateful for the support of AT&T,” said Karen Callahan executive director of Genesis City.  “Because of their generosity hundreds of under-served Maricopa County youth, many of whom are the first in their families to complete high school and access post-secondary education, will receive the much needed support and tools they need to reach their true potential.”

With this donation, Genesis City will be able to provide one-on-one life planning, character education, job training, college readiness training, and life changing civic engagement opportunities.

“Education plays a pivotal role in shaping our economic future and building strong communities,” said Jerry Fuentes, President of AT&T Arizona and New Mexico.  “AT&T is dedicated to supporting education in our community, and we’re proud to work with nonprofits like Genesis City that are working to create a positive change in Phoenix.”

Since the launch of AT&T’s Aspire program, AT&T has impacted more than 1 million students across the country and helped more than 1,000 high performing organizations.  Now, for the first time, the nation is on track to meet the goal of 90% on-time graduation by 2020.