Month: April 2015

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.”

Alex Price, nycTIES

“Our work with Career Gear revealed that the most critical efforts for social change are not always the most high profile.”

Kat Selvocki, New York Cares

“We know the work that New York Cares volunteers do at Career Gear is the first step to making an incredible change in one man’s life.”


“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with a mentor. I am budgeting, saving more money, providing more support…”


“The Professional Development Series workshops provide valuable information in a male-friendly atmosphere, which fosters openness in the discussions…”


“Career Gear has helped me with job retention and is continuing to help me with any obstacles that pop up in my everyday life.”


“I just returned from my interview and was offered and accepted the position. Thank you Career Gear for all the support and encouragement. I will never forget it.”

Spotlight on a Participant: Keon

Out of 600 seniors at his High School in Brooklyn, Keon was one of just 280 to graduate. Looking to be the first in his family to earn a college degree, he enrolled at Borough of Manhattan Community College – and, unprepared for the academic rigor, flunked out within a year. He tried again, this … Continued