Go Formal on Friday, October 9th and Support Career Gear!

Join thousands of men and women who are dressing up for a good cause. Go formal with Made Man and Career Gear on Friday, October 9th to help empower men in need with resources, training and suits they can use to rejoin the workforce. Because for every photo posted to Instagram or Twitter and tagged … Continued

Introduction to the Professional Development Series (Fall 2015)

Author: Leah Dennington On August 19th, 2015 Career Gear launched its Fall 2015 Professional Development Series (PDS). The Director of Programs, Oscar Prado, and the Program Manager for the Job Readiness Program, Christopher Straub, led the first workshop of this semester. Workshop participants were familiarized with the schedule and curriculum, program policies, and the wide … Continued

Gender Roles and Women in the Workplace

Continuing our Professional Development Series workshop profiles, we’ve recapped our “Gender Roles and Women in the Workplace” workshop as hosted by Jonathan Monslave and Stephanie Ahkter. Being policy analysts from the Council for State Government Justice Center, and representatives of both genders, Jonathan and Stephanie were able to lend legalistic credibility and a thorough perspective in … Continued

Congratulations to our Spring 2015 Graduates!

Finances managed. Interviews lined up. Jobs received. Goals accomplished. The participants of Career Gear’s Spring 2015 Professional Development Series (PDS) had a lot to celebrate. Last Wednesday, 31 men from diverse backgrounds and life experiences were recognized as graduates of Career Gear’s PDS Spring 2015 semester. The event was generously hosted by Career Gear-supporter AIG, … Continued

Teaching Community Activism

In 2014, Career Gear began implementing more programming on social issues with the goal of encouraging participants to become more proactive in their communities, as mentors and leaders. In an effort to empower program participants to take an active role in the issues and policies that directly impact their lives and the lives of their … Continued

Spotlight on a Participant: Kevin

Kevin is an 18 year-old student in Manhattan who despite working part-time since 14 and participating in a multitude of extracurricular activities holds a B+ grade average and intends on putting himself through college. His parents moved to NYC from Fuzhou in 1995 to avoid Chinese familial size restrictions and, since neither of them speak … Continued

The Power of Positive Communication

On February 23rd, twenty participants in our Personal Enrichment sub-series enjoyed a special workshop: “The Power of Positive Communication”. Red Katz, an entrepreneur and inspirational speaker, hosted the session. Red is also the author of “Live Your YOUlogy”, which focuses on the importance and need of positivity when it comes to personal outlook and developing … Continued

Troy M.

“The time that I have spent at Career Gear volunteering has taught me a valuable lesson. I have learned that it is better to give then to receive.”

Candace Woo

“Working with the men of Career Gear has been an amazing experience. They are strong, determined individuals who have overcome many obstacles in life.”