WHDC Updates

SSEP Senior Employment Program to commence on July 8th

April 16, 2019

On Wednesday, April 24th (English) and Thursday, April 25th (Spanish)  starting at 12 noon & 2pm, the West Harlem Skills Training Center (WHSTC) will host information sessions at 500 West 134th Street, NY 10031 to initiate the start of the Summer Senior Employment Program (SSEP). The information sessions will include a presentation by WHSTC manager, Migdalia Rodriguez to walk participants through registration, eligibility, payroll requirements, resume building and interviewing techniques.

West Harlem resident, Dale Francis found the program to be very helpful. “I’m a senior that worked for the West Harlem Skills Training Center Summer Senior Program for the first time last summer in 2018. Because of the help and opportunities that have been given to me here at this center and the work that I have put forth, I have actually now been considered to work full time. I want to recommend this program and center to all seniors and people in my community.”

Since 2013, the program has placed older residents of West Harlem in part-time, stipend-paid positions contributing a meaningful service to their communities and helping under resourced nonprofits to meet staffing gaps.

This summer WHDC is seeks to employ 125 West Harlem seniors. As a benefit to our senior residents, WHDC will pay each participant $15 an hour for up to 120 hours between July 8th through September 30, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be 55+years old
  • Live in West Harlem
  • Available to work for up to 120 hours

West Harlem Skills Training Center 500 West 134th Street, NY 10031

For more information on participating as an employee or a worksite to host summer senior employees, please contact WHSTC Manager, Migdalia Rodriguez at 646-518-4760 or send an email inquiry to mrodriguez@westharlemdc.org.