Summer Senior Employment Program (SSEP)

West Harlem Development Corporation is pleased to announce the return of SSEP for its 6th Year!

For the 6th consecutive summer, West Harlem Development Corporation is pleased to announce the return of the Summer Seniors Employment Program (SSEP).

Since 2013, West Harlem Development Corporation has employed senior citizens, age 55+ through the Summer Seniors Employment Program (SSEP). These participants have lent their skills to enhance high-impact service projects in West Harlem, while nonprofits gained fully-funded, valuable workers that have helped further their mission.

SSEP started with 60 seniors in 2013, and completed its program last year with 106 participants. This initiative has connected residents of West Harlem, age 55+, with rewarding, part-time summer employment opportunities at nonprofit organizations in the local community, which has become a unique opportunity for our seniors and hosting work sites alike.

Participants utilize their existing talents and/or learn new skills while earning a modest stipend, and hosting nonprofits engage participants for 120 hours each at no cost.

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