ReServe welcomed more than 40 new program partners from eight states since August 2016!  Here’s a breakdown by region:

New England

MHG Youth Programs, Boston

Union Capital Boston, Boston

Asthma, Allergy Foundation of America, Needham NE Chapter

Diverse Supplier Development Academy, Milford

Science from Scientists, Bedford

American Assoc of Variable Star Observers, Cambridge

House of Seven Gables Settlement Assoc. Salem

African Arts in Education, Worcester

Turn Back Time, Paxton

Hebrew Senior Life, Dedham

Solomon Schechter Day School, Newton

North Shore Elder Services, Danvers

Granite Pathways, Concord, New Hampshire

Metro New York

Cook for Your Life Inc, NYC

Family Service Society of Yonkers

Women for Afghan Women, NYC

Chhaya CDC, NYC

NYC Commission on Human Rights

Development Outreach Children of the Middle Passage, NYC

People’s Preparatory Charter School, New Jersey


Newark Thrives!

People’s Preparatory Charter School, NJ

Rutgers University- Rutgers Future Scholars, NJ

MidAtlantic Region

Julia’s Grace Foundation, PA

Thermostat Recycling Corporation, PA,VA

Senior Adults for Greater Education, PA

Joe Hand Boxing Gym and Computer Lab, PA

Time for Three Foundation PA

Village Learning Place, MD

Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities, DC

N Street Village Inc, DC

Center for Nonprofit Advancement, DC

Young Women’s Christian Association of the National Capital Area, DC

Mary’s House for Older Adults, Inc., DC

Foundation Center, DC

Friends of Guest House, VA

Friendship Place, DC

Food for Others, VA

South Florida

Center for Social Change, Miami

Empowered Youth, Miami

Hope Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh, Miami

Switchboard of Miami

Golden Wishes Project (funded by  United Way), Miami

AC Perry Elementary, Broward County

Bethune Elementary, Broward County

Coral Springs Elementary, Broward County

Morrow Elementary, Broward County

North Lauderdale Elementary, Broward County

Oakland Park Elementary, Broward County

Park Lakes Elementary, Broward County

Sunland Park Elementary, Broward County

Tedder Elementary, Broward County

Village Elementary, Broward County

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ReServe is expanding its reach into New England through two new initiatives. ReServe’s parent organization, Fedcap, was recently awarded a contract to make treatment for substance use disorder more accessible and available to residents in New Hampshire. Seven ReServists will become part of a state-wide telephone bank to connect people to resources and critical services needed to help combat the opioid addiction crisis in New Hampshire.

In Maine, ReServe will become part of a six-year contract aimed at providing skill-building and employment services to the TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) population. Ten ReServists will act as Resource Specialists for the participants, focusing on connecting people to the resources they need to find child care, housing, food and employment skills to help support a self-sufficient and economically healthy lifestyle.

In California, ReServists are working in Los Angeles through the PrepNOW! program geared toward supporting foster parents as they create a college-going environment for the youth in their care.   We’re also expanding to San Francisco, through a partnership with the Community Living Campaign. They are launching ReServe with a small pilot this fall where they will use ReServists to serve as technology tutors and work toward a larger build in 2017.


Students weren’t the only ones returning to school in Broward County, Florida this fall.  ReServe Success Mentors are returning to 24 elementary and middle schools for the third year of highly successful truancy initiative called Connect for Success.   Through a Title I grant, doubled this year—from $144,000 to $288,000—36 ReServists are working to expand the truancy intervention and drop-out prevention program which emphasizes “Three A’s”: forming attachment to school, increasing school attendance, and increasing academic achievement.

At Broward’s First Attendance Symposium, Superintendent Runcie thanked all of the ReServe Success Mentors / Attendance Support coaches and asked to stand and be recognized before the entire assembly. The Superintendent stated that ReServe is the best thing to happen for Broward County schools and that his goal is to have a ReServist in every school.  Doreen LoCicero, director of ReServe South Florida is only too happy to oblige.  “There are 286 schools in Broward County!” , she said. “ That would be incredible.”

This expansion of services is a huge boost for the county and ReServe and is due in large part to the support of Dr. Laurel Thompson, Director of Student Services and a ReServe Advisory Council member in South Florida.  In addition to advocating for expansion in her district, she will be sharing the success of this collaboration in her professional network through a presentation at a national social work conference of educators. This initiative is sparking conversations throughout South Florida, and there is now discussion about bringing the model to Miami Dade County Public Schools and Palm Beach Public Schools. ReServe is truly on the move and making a difference!

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ReServe’s impact on education in Florida is fueled by the extraordinary work of dedicated ReServists who are making the difference in precise and practical ways every day. The feedback we consistently receive tells the story of individuals who not only bring expertise, experience, and concrete skills in the form of mentoring, coaching, business skills, education, and administrative support, but who also model what it is to bring heart and soul to their work.

As we continue our focus on South Florida, we’d like to highlight a special ReServist whose talents and passion inspire the many lives she touches.

Esther Carter

Meet Esther Carter, born and raised in Miami. After successful 30-year career in telecommunications, Esther retired, but wanted to continue her passion of working with people—especially children.

Four years ago, Esther was introduced to ReServe Miami, offering her an opportunity to reach out to more young people in her community. She worked in the Re-engagement Center with the Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders (MTL) program where she discovered that many students complete twelve years of school, but do not graduate, nor receive a diploma. During her assignment with the Center, all 20 students assigned to her graduated upon completion of the program! Talk about impact!

As Esther approaches her fourth year as a ReServist, she says, “I am just in awe. I feel so grateful to have the opportunity to be able to make a difference in children’s lives. Just to see a smile on their faces when they come to see me gives me great joy. I hope that I can plant a seed that lets them know that as they become adults, with education, they can be anything in the world that they desire to be. ReServe has been a true blessing in my life after working 30 years, now, in retirement, I am really doing something that I love and have a great passion for. It can’t get any better than this! I thank God for ReServe.”

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“Every day, in every way, we’re getting better and better.” –Emile Coue´

This quarter, we have surpassed last year’s total number of ReServists placed around the country and surpassed our projections for the year at 463 ReServists placed so far. And more to come before the year is over!

ReServists have served 75,431 hours as of October. That’s the equivalent of eight and a half years!

And this year, so far, we have 142 new placements.

We are enhancing our infrastructure to ensure streamlined billing processes. We:

…are coordinating closely with Fedcap systems, aligning our processes for easier accountability.

…improving our collection efforts through better up-front planning.

…preparing for Oracle implementation, ensuring improved billing processes.

And in the works:

…improvements in our website and links.


Matching the vital corps of retired professionals to part-time positions in the community has become a global issue. With over 10 years of continuous service, ReServe is now a valuable resource for overseas organizations who are seeking to make the most of the talents of their Baby Boomer cohorts.

On May 24th, ReServe welcomed two representatives from the Centre for Seniors, Singapore. Its Executive Director, and Adviser Charles Chin were in New York on a fact-finding mission, and met with ReServe Associate Director Betsy Conrad, as well as representatives from Easter Seals and Fedcap, ReServe’s parent company.

Lim Sia Hoe, Executive Director, The Centre for Seniors, Singapore

Three ReServists joined to provide their perspectives on the program. Willie Werwaiss, a Dementia Coach, Barbara Ross, an HR Manager, and fundraiser Michelle Arnot each shared their experience with the program and what motivated their interest. The visitors were eager to learn how ReServe has recruited and found positions for our candidates as they explore how their own country will absorb an influx of skilled, mature workers in the coming years.

“Our country has a mandatory retirement age of 62, which the government is hoping to raise to 65 or maybe as high as 67 in the near future,” Sia Hoe said. With its small population and limited immigration policy, extending the retirement age is crucial to the local economy.

Much like the ReServEd lecture series, The Centre for Seniors provides courses on topics such as resume writing, mentoring, as well as computer skills workshops. Due to the diverse population of Singapore, in addition to English, it offers these courses in Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Since 2006 the Centre has also offered employment opportunities for the over-50 population. According to Sia Hoe, by 2020 a projected one-third of Singaporeans will fall into this category, which is a significant spike in a country of 5.5 million just three times the size of Washington, DC.

Ashley Groesbeck of Easter Seals New York presented on the SCSEP program, which uses federal funds to train and place low-income seniors in internships and jobs.  Sia Hoe observed that some of her clients would benefit from an Easter Seals model, and that ultimately their program might be a hybrid of the types of memberships of ReServe and Easter Seals.

Although the set of challenges of the Centre for Seniors clearly deviates from the ReServe model, there were a sufficient number of parallels to provide answers for the visitors.  For example, each has to balance the number of recruits to jobs. Betsy pointed out that from the outset ReServe had commitments from nonprofits and the City due to outreach by an active, strong Board.

Keeping the pool of talent engaged posed another challenge. Both organizations agreed that producing an in-house newsletter, offering ongoing lectures or refresher programs are an effective way to build community from within.

As the conversation came to an end the Singaporean visitors extended a warm invitation to tour their facility so that they could reciprocate the warm welcome they received in New York.

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Maria Hermans, receiving honors from Athena Moore, Director, Manhattan Borough President’s Office, for longest continuous service

ReServe welcomed close to 100 ReServists for “Blazing Trails: Celebrating 10 Years of ReServe,” a special appreciation breakfast held in honor of the milestone year on Friday May 6th, at the meeting rooms generously donated by Grant Thornton in Midtown Manhattan.

The event highlighted ReServe’s vital contributions to New York City nonprofits and public agencies. ReServe staff and Board Members were present to honor these dedicated professionals, along with special guests Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and Athena Moore, Northern Manhattan Director, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s office.

Deputy Mayor Buery’s keynote address warmly praised the transformative power of ReServe, which “helps the world’s greatest city continue to grow and prosper for all of its citizens.” Deputy Mayor Buery also noted that he had recommended the program to his own father, Richard Beury, who served as a ReServist with East Side Community Group for Senior Services, Inc. and was among write up for web sitethe guests.

ReServe Board member Judge Monica Drinane and special guest, NYC Deputy Mayor Richard Buery

Representing the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, Athena Moore, Director of the Northern Manhattan office, praised ReServists and exhorted them to continue helping the City government “contribute all that what we can bring to our diverse city.” She noted how the ReServists’ achievements evoked memories of her grandmother’s commitment to community, which in turn inspired Athena’s dedication to pursuing a career in public service.

Michelle Arnot receiving special surprise award for completing the most Reservist assignments of any ReServist

A special awards ceremony followed, honoring four ReServists for their significant contributions to the community. ReServist Maria Hermans received a commendation for having achieved the longest continuing assignment, with nine years at Columbia Presbyterian/Weil-Cornell Hospital. ReServist couple Irma and Michael Smith received commendations for the most hours and years served as a married couple. Both have served with the organization since 2007. Finally, ReServist Michelle Arnot was honored for achieving the most Reservist assignments of any ReServist, with fourteen positions, ranging from Policy Associate to Event Planner.

Irma and Michael Smith honored for most hours and years served as a married couple

The event featured a full breakfast buffet catered by chef Milton Sheppard of Fedcap, as well as an in-house photographer to provide ReServists with a headshot photo to use in their Linkedin profile. Attendees also enjoyed the announcement of eleven lucky ReServists who won door prizes.

A subsidiary of Fedcap Rehabilitative Services, ReServe is an innovative nonprofit that places professionals aged 55 plus with nonprofits and government agencies that need their expertise. Since its inception in 2005, ReServe has contributed more than 2,154,532 hours of service to 825 non-profit partners, providing a $21.5 million boost to local economies through the ReServists $10/hour stipend. Over the next ten years, ReServe aims to expand its engagement in the crucial social impact areas of health care, education, and poverty fighting.

To view an album of photos from the event, please visit the ReServe Facebook page.

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In honor of its dedicated ReServists – professionals 55+ in public service – ReServe will host Blazing Trails: Honoring Ten Years of ReServe, a special appreciation breakfast on Friday May 6th, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Grant Thornton offices in mid-Manhattan.

We will be joined by a host of distinguished guests, including Fedcap CSO Lorrie Lutz

Blazing Trails will feature a number of New York City officials, notably Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, who will give the keynote address, and Athena Moore, Director, North Manhattan, from MBP Gale Brewer’s office. Members of both ReServe’s executive management as well as ReServe’s parent nonprofit, Fedcap, will join in celebrating ReServists’ contributions over the past ten years.

The event date in May , dovetails with Older Americans month whose slogan—“Blaze a trail” –evokes ReServe’s transformational mission: creating opportunities for the retiring Baby Boom cohort to utilize its unprecedented levels of education, experience, and self-identification as a transformational generation, to engage in public service.

We are excited to celebrate our ReServists and their 10 years of service.

ReServe’s program partners, ranging from venerated nonprofit, community-oriented institutions to government agencies, including New York City’s Department for the Aging, universally confirm the positive impact of recruiting ReServists. As retired professionals, ReServists contribute their expertise for a modest stipend to help extend vital services to marginalized communities, build capacity in underfunded community organizations, and fill crucial staffing gaps in government agencies.

Co-sponsored by Grant Thornton, LLP, which generously donated their offices for the appreciation event, Blazing Trails provides ReServists with the opportunity to reconnect and receive well-deserved acknowledgment of their efforts. Additionally, three outstanding ReServists will receive special commendations for their contributions over the past decade.

Board Members and ReServe founders Jack Rosenthal and Michael Weinstein will be in attendance

A subsidiary of Fedcap Rehabilitative Services, ReServe is an innovative nonprofit that places 55 plus professionals with nonprofits and government agencies that need their expertise. Since its inception in 2005, ReServe has contributed more than 2,154,532 hours of service to 825 non-profit partners, providing a $21.5 million boost to local economies through the ReServists $10/hour stipend. Over the next ten years, ReServe aims to expand its engagement in the crucial social impact areas of health care, education, and poverty fighting.

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ReServe welcomes Fredrick Miuzzo as our new Recruitment & Account Supervisor. A native of the Bay Ridge neighborhood in Brooklyn, Fredrick brings to ReServe his extensive background in nonprofits focused on community building and responding to the needs of older adults. Most recently, he served as Program Manager of Adult Services at Hudson Guild, a venerable community-based organization dedicated to the economically marginalized in Chelsea, a Manhattan neighborhood now experiencing hyper-gentrification and all of that phenomenon’s class and cultural dislocations.

Fredrick credits his Bay Ridge roots and his extensive work with older adults as the well-spring for his calling to serve. “My experiences growing up in [multi-generational] neighborhoods gave me a deep respect for the life experiences, the wisdom, and the life perspectives of older adults,” emphatically adding, “These are the things that are so important for younger people like myself to learn about and embrace.”

Currently completing his master’s degree in public administration, Fredrick actually completed an undergraduate degree in classical music composition at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music before earning his music teaching certificate at Brooklyn College. He sees his nonprofit career not as a departure from, but rather as an extension of his goals as a classical and jazz musician, as he firmly believes that “music is one of the art forms that builds community.” In fact, Fredrick credits his work as the Music Director and organist at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church, in Brooklyn, NY, as the beginning of his career uniting older adults and youth. “Directing the church choirs brought me in daily contact not only with a very diverse parish but also a multi-generational one. Older adults actively participated in many ways and all of the older participants held a deeply respected place in the parish – much like in my own neighborhood. It was wonderful.”

As ReServe’s Recruitment & Account Supervisor, Fredrick seeks to expand ReServe’s social impact initiatives throughout the Tri State area as achievable, on-the-ground community building. “Expanding [opportunities for] one-on-one participation between ReServists and younger adults and their families…it’s a summation of what New York City – what community – is really all about.”

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Jeffrey Super, ReServist

When highly ranked Baruch College needed an internal auditor, it reached out to ReServe to fill the bill. Jeffrey Super (an aptly named ReServist if ever), took on this assignment in 2010. Over the past six years, he has expanded the role from “go-to” auditor to trusted advisor, student mentor, and inter-departmental team builder.

A CPA with a long, successful career in both the public and corporate sectors, Jeffrey easily transitioned to the role of “organizational auditor” at Baruch. He helps Baruch’s management assess risk within the College over “concerns that keep you up at night.” This process has led to a variety of audit reviews, ranging from facilities and security protocols to compliance issues on government-backed scholarships and grants. Keeping the books in order is paramount for public universities, especially at a time when powerful political forces actively seek to slash public university spending.

Baruch College lecture hall

Baruch College lecture hall

Baruch has tapped Jeffrey to participate in a “cross-functional” administrative team, recognizing that “a good internal audit resource can go across the organization.” This approach has improved the institution’s processes and communications, helping shape a multi-faceted college into a unified, forward-looking institution. “I look at the bigger picture,” he notes, adding, “[My assignment] is all over the place, but I like that.”

Jeffrey also contributes what he calls his “softer skills” in serving the college community. For example, he mentors a wide range of students, including first-generation scholars, helping them succeed in Baruch’s rigorous academic atmosphere and providing practical but essential “next-steps” counsel for pursuing careers in business and finance. Through his mentorship, Jeffery reinforces Baruch’s reputation as a college that provides transformational social mobility to academically gifted students of more modest means.

Baruch College, top-tier New York City public university

Jeffrey’s service exemplifies what NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) Commissioner Donna Corrado recently praised in ReServists and their contributions: “Their expertise and commitment helps [institutions] achieve better and better delivery of services.”

Addressing how even the largest community-oriented institutions need expertise at affordable rates, Jeffrey said, “Somebody needs to do these things [to give back to the community]. Fortunately, [ReServe] has given me that flexibility and opportunity to contribute.”

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