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WHO IS NAPCA?

Established in 1979, the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), is the leading national advocacy organization committed to the well-being of older Asian American and Pacific Islanders. NAPCA develops and administers programs which enhance the dignity and quality of life of its constituents.

NAPCA is a private, non-profit corporation headquartered in Seattle, Washington. NAPCA’s major emphasis is on employment services for older workers; research and data collection; development and management of model projects; technical assistance to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities; and policy development on local, state and national levels.

WHAT IS SCSEP?

    • The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a U.S. Department of Labor funded employment and training program.
    • NAPCA SCSEP concentrates on serving limited- and non-English speaking Asian and Pacific Islander seniors.
    • The goal of SCSEP is to help participants gain work experience and overcome barriers by receiving on-the-job training at not-for-profit, 501(c)3 community based organizations or government agencies.
    • The dual purpose of the SCSEP program is to provide community service while improving participants’ job skills to enable them to find full or part-time unsubsidized employment.

CHINESE COMMUNITY CENTER operates SCSEP to provide talented, hardworking people to our host agencies. Together, we can offer opportunities that improve the job readiness of mature workers while expanding their service to the community.

Details/Eligibility

What to expect from this program?

    • Participants will be trained an average of 15 hrs/week.
    • Participants are paid by Federal, State or local minimum wage, which is $7.25 at this time.
    • Participants serve in various community agencies including daycare, childcare, senior centers, public libraries, schools and social service agencies
    • Participants build the skills and behaviors needed to obtain and keep a job
    • Work-training provides a realistic job environment with learning and feedback that facilitates long-term success
    • Many immigrant seniors benefit from reduced isolation and job advancement after participating in this program
    • Nationally, NAPCA Serve over 1,000 older workers through SCSEP program annually

Am I eligible for this program?

Individual who wish to participate MUST:

    • Be 55 years of age or older;
    • Have income at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level;
    • Be unemployed;
    • Living in Harris County; AND
    • Be eligible to work in the United States according to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Agencies who wish to host a participant MUST:

    • Be government agencies; OR
    • Be a private non-profit organization with 501(c) (3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service.

Individual Participant

Individual who wish to participate MUST:

    • Be 55 years of age or older;
    • Have income at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level;
    • Be unemployed;
    • Living in Harris County; AND
    • Be eligible to work in the United States according to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

If you are eligible as an individual participant, please fill out the form below:

Thank you for interested in our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), please fill out the form below and our staff will contact you to confirm and take you to further step

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Your ID, social security card or any paper can proof your age and residenceDocuments proof that you're unemploymentDocuments proof your household income (including but not limited to most recent tax return, 6 months income of any family member who over 18 years old and currently working, any social security benefit and any other kind of income you are receiving or have been receiving in the past 6 months...)ResumeNot sure what to bringother

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Host Agency

Agencies who wish to host a participant MUST:

    • Be government agencies; OR
    • Be a private non-profit organization with 501(c) (3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service.

If your agency is eligible as a host, please fill out the form below:

Government Agency501 (c)3, non-profit organization

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