On May 26, 2009, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presented Career Gear’s Executive Director Gary Field with the The White House National Volunteer Service Award at the Rayburn House Congressional Office Building for the U.S. House of Representatives. Former Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton requested that a flag be flown over the Capitol to honor Field and the work of Career Gear in New York City.
More recently, Gary was honored on June 17, 2014 at Yankee Stadium with the President’s Volunteer Service Award given, “in recognition and appreciation of commitment to strengthening the nation and for making a difference through volunteer service.” The award was bestowed by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in conjunction with the Corporation for National and Community Service.
In addition, the work of Career Gear has been recognized by Echoing Green Foundation Fellowship for Social Change Entrepreneurs, New York 1’s Person of the Week and PepsiCo’s “Everyday Hero” Award.
Press coverage has also helped increase awareness about Career Gear’s mission and, as a result, helped us serve more men who would otherwise be disconnected from critical social and educational services. Career Gear has been featured in various national publications and major media outlets, including: