National Asian Pacific Center on Aging – SCSEP

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging’s mission is to serve as the nation’s leading advocacy organization committed to the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian Pacific Americans (APA) in their senior years.

Our Goals
  • To advocate on behalf of the APA aging community at the local, state, and national levels.
  • To educate APA seniors and the general public on the unique needs of the APA aging community.
  • To empower APA seniors and the aging network to meet the increasing challenges facing the APA aging community.

Leading the Way to Serve our Aging Community

This is what NAPCA has been doing since 1979, when the specific needs of the aging Asian Pacific American population were recognized at the federal level. NAPCA has directly served tens of thousands of APA seniors who represent the fastest growing segment of the aging population in the country. The APA aging community is faced with many unique challenges including cultural and language barriers and access to services and employment opportunities. NAPCA has brought critical issues impacting the APA aging community to the forefront of national debates. Today, NAPCA is recognized as the nation’s leader in helping the APA aging community.

Please visit NAPCA’s website and on Facebook

SCSEP – Senior Community Service Employment Program

SCSEP (Senior Community Service Employment Program) is a job training program for older adults.

It is now implemented all throughout the United States. In New York City this job training program is subsidized by both the federal and city governments. Your years as a senior is an important time in your life where you can benefit others. You are able to enrich the younger generation with your wisdom and experience.


Anyone who:

  1. is 55 or older in age
  2. resides in New York City
  3. can be lawfully employed in the U.S.
  4. is currently unemployment
  1. New York State minimum wage is paid during training.
  2. The Department of Labor pays for training of professional skills. (A certificate is issued, which can help in obtaining a job.)
  3. The government pays for secretarial and clerical training. (A certificate is issued, which can help in obtaining a job.)
  4. Social services are available. (Food stamps, senior apartments, SSI, SSA, SSD, legal consultation, etc.)
  5. An opportunity to continuously improve computer skills and conversational English (expenses paid by the government)
  6. Various other educational training and employment opportunities are offered at American organizations.

This project needs agencies will to host this program. Those who completed job training through KCS are either U.S. citizens or legal residents. They have various educational backgrounds, with a basic to high-level command of conversational English, and possess professional expertise and experience. Host agencies are assured of high quality manpower that can deliver satisfactory performance.