StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on March 24, 2014

Jill Eisenhard and Damaris Reyes

Every day, we encounter community leaders and organizers whose stories deserve to be shared and celebrated. The New York Foundation partnered with StoryCorps to craft an eight-part short-interview series featuring our trustees, grantees, and former grantees in conversations that get to the heart of what matters in their work.


Jill Eisenhard, Executive Director of the Red Hook Initiative, talks with Damaris Reyes, Executive Director of Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), about their respective organization’s response to Hurricane Sandy. We hear first from Damaris Reyes.

Produced and recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. The interviews afford a raw encounter with the personal trials and triumphs of advocates, and an unmediated perspective on community-driven efforts in New York City.