Crossing the Digital Divide at 55+

Over 20,000 older adults are now going online thanks to coaching by their peers. Read how we are bringing together older learners with coaches through our Digital Inclusion Initiative.

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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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“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 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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