News & Insights
Two Percent is Not Enough
Only 2% of philanthropy dollars are allocated to organizations that support older adults. This percentage has remained stable for decades, even as the number of older Americans has continued to increase. Our President & CEO, Gary A. Officer, calls on the philanthropic sector to use the COVID-19 crisis as the impetus to alter their priorities and make a long-term commitment to the older members of our country, and to prepare for the days to come.
SSAI in the News
Our own, Gary A. Officer, and our partner, Anita Wolniewicz, program director at Supportive Services, contribute to a CNBC article on older workers and the future of work.
Shell Oil Company Donates $75,000 to SSAI
Shell Oil Company donated $75,000 to Senior Service America, Inc. (SSAI). This donation will support SSAI’s Creating a Pathway to Employment program for low-income, older residents of Houston who are experiencing long-term unemployment.
SSAI Awarded $7.5 Million from DOI
Senior Service America, Inc. (SSAI) has been selected by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to administer its Experienced Services Program (ESP). ESP offers qualified job seekers temporary paid assignments to provide technical services supporting the National Park Service (NPS) and the nation’s 589 parks and NPS related areas.
Employment & Training for Mature Adults
The Brookings Institute recently published an analysis of employment and training policy. The analysis had two objectives: first to understand the nature of the problem and, secondly, to survey what we know and what we need to learn about effective job training that addresses these challenges.
Gary A. Officer joins WorkingNation Advisory Board
Gary A. Officer, President and CEO of SSAI, is joining the Advisory Board of WorkingNation. The mission of WorkingNation is to educate the public about the skills gap that is threatening to disrupt our economy.
Considering Chicago’s Three Cities
Economic revitalization is a critical issue for cities across our Nation. SSAI, in its City Series, looks at how cities are pursuing revitalization, both with positive and negative consequences. We examine how their actions are impacting the changing nature of work and economic opportunity for low-income job seekers.