NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fedcap (http://www.fedcap.org) and ReServe (http://www.reserveinc.org), two nonprofits dedicated to service and community impact, today announced they will combine.
Fedcap, founded in 1935, operates programs and businesses throughout the Northeast that generate $100 million in revenue, directly employ 1,800 people and annually serve more than 13,000. ReServe Elder Service, founded in 2005, connects skilled 55+ professionals with part-time work in nonprofits and government agencies in return for a modest stipend. ReServe will join Fedcap as a subsidiary operation, effective Oct. 1, 2012.
"Fedcap and ReServe both focus on leveraging human talent to effect the maximum possible community impact," said Christine McMahon, Fedcap President and CEO. "The ReServe model recognizes 55-plus professionals for their tremendous resources and experiential capital, and transforms that value into service that benefits nonprofits and government agencies, and the people and communities they serve."
ReServe has placed almost 3,000 ReServists in New York City and recently launched affiliates in Newark, Baltimore, Miami and Milwaukee, with Boston due to open this fall.
"Becoming part of Fedcap gives ReServe an enormous opportunity to bring this innovative program to every community in the country and offers ReServists even greater options for service," said Mary Bleiberg, President of ReServe.
"Fedcap's experience, skill and reach can facilitate strategic expansion to bring ReServe's services to other locations," said Jack Rosenthal, ReServe co-founder and Board Chairman. "We know of at least six cities eager to consider creating ReServe affiliates."
This is the fourth combination in three years for Fedcap, which in 2011 combined with Wildcat Service Corp. and The Way to Work.
"Today's environment places greater demands on nonprofits to utilize their resources more efficiently to carry out their missions," said Fedcap Board Chair Mark O'Donoghue. "We are confident that the core values shared by Fedcap and ReServe will make this combination a success."
ReServe matches continuing professionals 55+ (ReServists) with rewarding part-time service opportunities at non-profit organizations and public institutions in order to strengthen their communities while earning a modest stipend. Nonprofits and public institutions (ReServe partners) can now tap into a lifetime of experience to fill crucial staffing gaps at affordable rates. In seven years, ReServe has made nearly 3,000 placements at 350 organizations, and ReServists have provided nearly a million hours of service. ReServe currently operates in New York City, Newark, Baltimore, Southeast Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Miami-Dade County and Westchester County. ReServe anticipates launching its program in Boston this fall. ReServe is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information visit our website at www.reserveinc.org or contact us at 212.710.9220. Follow ReServe on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ReServeInc) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/re_serve).
Fedcap helps people break through barriers to achieve long-term economic independence. Our programs and operations in the Northeast bring education and the power of work to youth in transition, adults with conviction histories, veterans, individuals with disabilities and many others facing barriers to employment. We place people in jobs across a wide variety of business sectors and employ 1,800 in our own $100M managed-services operations. Fedcap is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information or to make a donation, call 212-727-4200 or visit www.fedcap.org. Follow Fedcap on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/fedcap) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/FedcapNYC).
For information: Barbara Rosen, VP, Communications, Fedcap, 212-727-4260, BRosen@fedcap.org