On The Record
Read what ReServists have said about their assignments and what our Partners have said about their ReServists.
"After I retired, I really was desperate…I had nothing to get up for in the morning. I had twenty-four jobs over my career. What do I do now that I’m 66 years old? My wife told me about ReServe, so I went online and and filled out an application. At the Field Center for Entrepreneurship and the Small Business Development Center of Baruch College, I meet every day with people who want to start businesses. And they’re asking me for my marketing expertise. Now, if I were to construct the best job I could ever have in my whole life, this would be it. I am happier now than I’ve ever been."
-- Stanley K. (A ReServist since 2007) Currently serving as a Marketing/Communications Advisor at Baruch College
"I was retired from my previous career as a gynecologist. I think there’s a honeymoon period when you first retire that it’s great. Every day is like a vacation…Then I read an article in The New York Times about ReServe. (I joined and).. one day I got a call saying, “How would you like to work for the Department of Health?” The project they wanted me to work on had to do with electronic health records. Now I have the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of something in medicine that even my friends who are still in practice don’t know anything about."
-- Sheryl S. (A ReServist since 2008) Currently serving as a Program Advisor at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
"Your organization has been a godsend to our organization. The three ReServists you connected us with have taken us to places that we could never have afforded to go in the past. We even would like to hire one more ReServist."
-- Cindy Jurow, Founder and Executive Director, Counseling in Schools National Network
"ReServe has been an extraordinary ally in our efforts to transform New York City's high schools and get more students enrolled in college. In an era when we simply don't have the resources to invest in enough guidance counselors to help students apply, ReServists bring intelligence, caring, a wealth of experience and the personalization that many students don't receive in schools. They are magnifying our impact ten fold."
-- Robert Hughes, President, New Visions for Public Schools