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Putting Our Experience to Work for You

AARP Foundation understands the unique needs of low-income older adults and continues to identify, implement and bring to national scale interventions to meet those needs. The Foundation is one of the U.S. Department of Labor’s largest Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) national grantees and the most successful in placing participants into jobs: more than 500,000 older people have found work through the Foundation’s SCSEP.

The Foundation has been an SCSEP grantee for over 45 years and has been a leader in service and performance for most of those years. The Foundation’s management team collectively has almost 300 years of SCSEP experience.

You can be confident that your SCSEP or other workforce program will be successfully implemented and performance requirements met when you put AARP Foundation’s Experience to Work for You. It is our goal to make you successful!

With the Foundation’s SCSEP comes a significant amount of support and resources. The scope, funding, reach, reputation, experience and commitment of AARP and AARP Foundation in supporting the mission of the SCSEP are unmatched by any other organization.

The Foundation’s goal is to help every participant reach his or her ultimate goal — self-sufficiency through employment. The Foundation has unprecedented success in placing participants into jobs.

Several strategies make the Foundation’s SCSEP unique and the offerings great. The business practices and processes of the Foundation have evolved over the past 45 years to include strategies that are highly successful.

The following Foundation strategies are simple and have been refined over time:

  • A participant centered holistic approach to case management, the Foundation takes care of the whole person — unless the participant’s basic needs are fulfilled he or she cannot focus on training to gain the skills needed to be competitive in the labor market;
  • A leadership team with fully trained locally based staff provide outstanding customer service, are compassionate, and live in the area where they work so they know the stakeholders in the local area, and they have a team of national staff that supports them;
  • Capacity across the United States that results in a network of peer support and expertise — the Foundation has well trained staff in SCSEP projects across the nation; and
  • An infrastructure of programs and services, which includes AARP, the Foundation, strategic alliances that are local, regional, and national that support collaborative case management. Unlike other service providers, with the Foundation’s SCSEP comes a significant amount of support and resources that reaches rural and urban communities.

Click here to contact a local AARP Foundation SCSEP office.