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Minority Citizens age 55 & over.


NCBA provides programs and services including employment training through its Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program and its Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

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NCBA encourages and empowers seniors to make
healthy lifestyle choices, offering a variety of direct services, counseling and resources on nutrition, early detection and screening and behavior modification.

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NCBA provides affordable, high-quality housing to more than 500 low-income seniors in six U.S. cities. The NCBA Housing Management Corporation is the organization’s largest program and service.

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For African American and low-income minority older adults,
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Milestones of Empowerment: SCSEP Participant Triumphs

A Story of Triumph: From Homelessness to Employment

During a recent tour of two additional NCBA/AARP host agencies, including Eastside Lansing Food Co-op, I had the privilege of witnessing firsthand the transformative impact of the SCSEP program. The co-op, a committed partner, actively trains and hires our participants, providing them with crucial skills and opportunities to rebuild their lives.

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A Story of Triumph: From Homelessness to Employment

One of the most inspiring stories to come out of our partnership with Eastside Lansing Food Co-op involves a trainee who faced incredible odds. When he first joined the program, he was homeless and struggling to find a way forward. Through the dedicated support and comprehensive training provided by the Co-op, he gained valuable skills and slowly rebuilt his life. His hard work and determination paid off, and today, he proudly resides in his own apartment.

The visit concluded on a high note when the program director of Eastside Lansing Food Co-op offered a housekeeping position to another participant who was nearing the end of their durational limit. This opportunity not only provides a stable income but also affirms the participant’s value and hard work throughout the program.

The SCSEP program, in collaboration with partners like Eastside Lansing Food Co-op, continues to create pathways to empowerment for older adults. These success stories are a testament to the program’s positive impact, offering hope and opportunities to those who need them most.

For more success stories and information about the SCSEP program, visit our SCSEP success stories section.

By highlighting individual stories of success, we aim to inspire and encourage others to join us in making a difference in the lives of older adults.