At GoodwillÂź, we help seniors find work, develop new skills and talents, and build their financial security by taking advantage of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

SCSEP is an on-the-job training and employment program designed to help those aged 55 and older update their jobs skills, build work experience and confidence, and continue to have economic security and well-being.

As a Participant

You receive paid training, gain valuable skills and experience, and build self-confidence. You can use your skills and talents to improve your community by training in a wide variety of locations, including offices, hospitals, daycare centers, and other community organizations.

Want to know if you qualify? Answer the following questions:

  • Are you 55 years of age or older?
  • Are you unemployed?
  • Do you earn a low or no income? (Goodwill will help you determine the income criteria.)
  • Do you wish to work in your community?
  • Do you want to be paid to learn new skills through on-the-job training?

If you answered “yes” to the above questions, you may be eligible for SCSEP.

Recently, SCSEP expanded it operations into 9 states and 20 local Goodwill organizations. Even if the Goodwill in your area is not currently involved with SCSEP, it may still offer services to help you find a job. Contact an employment specialist at the Goodwill near you to find out which of its services may be of benefit to you.

Goodwill SCSEP Locations

Goodwill¼ proudly participates in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), a national employment and training program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. A $22,059,401.00 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor provided 90 percent of the funding for Goodwill’s SCSEP programs in the program year 2020. Goodwills provided the remaining 10 percent through in-kind contributions worth $2,445,998.79.

  • Akron, OH – The Goodwill Industries of Akron, OH, Inc. received a subaward of $226,558 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $26,412.44 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • Albuquerque, NM – Goodwill Industries of New Mexico, Inc. received a subaward of $1,433,440 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $167,093.46 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • Evansville, IN – Evansville Goodwill Industries, Inc. also serving parts of Illinois and Kentucky received a subaward of $781,450 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $91,092.29 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • Great Falls, MT – Easterseals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain, Inc. received a subaward of $930,630 (plus an additional $48,178 in transition funds) and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $108,325 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • Greenville, SC – Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina, Inc. received a subaward of $2,164,008 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $252,256.22 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • Indianapolis, IN – Goodwill Industries of Central and Southern Indiana, Inc. received a subaward of $2,348,980 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $273,815.80 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • Kingsport, TN – Goodwill Industries of Tenneva Area, Inc. serving parts of Virginia received a subaward of $536,360 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $62,525.19 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • Louisville, KY – Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Inc. received a subaward of $2,251,870 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $262,497.54 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational cost.
  • N. Charleston – Palmetto Goodwill, Inc. received a subaward of $1,895,864 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $220,992.92 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • Roanoke, VA – Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Inc. received a subaward of $1,780,162 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $207,518.35 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • Sandusky, OH – Goodwill of Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky Counties, Inc. received a subaward of $258,944 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $30,185.10 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • South Bend, IN – Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. received a subaward of $924,776 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $107,802.34 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • St. Louis, MO – MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries, Inc. received a subaward of $2,090,072 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $243,631.50 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • Tacoma, WA – Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainer Region, Inc. received a subaward of $1,521,278 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $177,333.92 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • Toledo, OH – Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, Inc. received a subaward of $342,188 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $39,886.42 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.
  • Zanesville, OH – Zanesville Welfare Organization and Goodwill Industries, Inc. received a subaward of $1,183,744 and is contributing in-kind contributions valued at $137,977.30 to cover the remaining 10 percent of operational costs.

SCSEP Brochure