Senior Community Service Employment Program

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This practice has been Archived and is no longer maintained.

Description

Green Thumb, Inc., is a national non-profit corporation providing mature- and disadvantaged-workers with training and employment. The organization operates in 45 states and territories and administers the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which provides on-the-job experience and training to low-income workers age 55 and older.

Goal / Mission

The goal of this program is the enhancement of employment opportunities for older Americans and the promotion of older workers as a solution for businesses seeking a trained, qualified, and reliable workforce.

Results / Accomplishments

Green Thumb provides training and employment opportunities to more than 40,000 people each year.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
No current contact information available
Categories
Economy / Employment
Health / Older Adults & Aging
Education / Vocational & Adult Education
Organization(s)
Green Thumb, Inc
Source
National Council on Aging
Date of publication
2002
Location
Princeton, WV
Target Audience
Elderly