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Older workers abandoned?
Despite high unemployment among low-income older workers, funding has been reduced for the Senior Community Service Employment Program, the only federal workforce program designed to help them. Click for graphs that tell this story.
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Our Network of SCSEP Providers
Senior Service America supports a diverse network of 81 local public and nonprofit agencies that operate SCSEP in 421 counties in 16 states.
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Digital Inclusion of Older Adults
Learn about reducing the digital divide among older adults through our Digital Inclusion Initiative.

Featured Programs

SCSEP Program

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the largest federally-funded program for older adults who seek civic engagement plus employment and training assistance. In 2010, more than 125,000 SCSEP participants—women and men 55+—were paid to work part-time in local programs and organizations, many of them assisting other older adults.

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Requests for Proposals

SSAI has no open RFPs at this time.


SSAI Opinion

“Respecting Our Elders: The Case for Preserving and Expanding the Senior Community Service Employment Program” – read this commentary from Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, April 2012.

SCSEP Success Story

SCSEP a Lifeline for N.C. Worker

At the Employment Security Commission office in Boone, N.C., SCSEP participant Dennis Waters, 59, greets and guides anxious job-seekers. Two years ago, this skilled carpenter’s assistant couldn’t find work and had to move into a homeless shelter. He may have to return there now if SCSEP funding cuts eliminate his assignment.

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