Transforming Life After 50 (TLA50): Public Libraries and Boomers
Statewide initiative of the California State Library to build capacity in community librarianship and develop a community of practice among library leaders related to serving and engaging people 50+. Started in California, it has now expanded its partnerships to include state libraries in Washington, Idaho and Oregon.
Note: This program is now accepting applications.
Aspiranet, one of California’s largest social service agencies, has 35 family support programs in 44 rural, urban and suburban locations – in foster care, adoption, child and family services, youth development, education, and behavioral health.
Program and place that provides opportunities for 50+ adults to find meaning and purpose through a learning program, supportive planning for a variety of life changes, encore work options for continued meaningful engagement and volunteer participation. Operates an Experience Corps program and offers an inviting space in the public library to meet informally and formally.
Experience Matters Consortium
Countywide consortium that fosters paid and unpaid service opportunties for experienced people who wish to find meaningful work with social purpose. Its goal is to enhance the capacity of the public and nonprofit sectors to tap into the talent of committed adults in the community.
Arizona Mature Workforce Initiative
State level initiative to raise visibility and awareness of employment opportunities for mature workers. Its website provides job matching, Mature Worker Friendly Employer Certification information and other services.
Coming of Age is a Philadelphia-based national initiative that offers training, workshops and other activities to help people 50+ explore their futures and connect and contribute to their communities. It also helps nonprofits capture the energy and expertise of this underutilized population.
Gray Is Green (The National Senior Conservation Corps) enables people over 65 to actively participate in creating positive environmental change.
Nonprofit organization that places volunteers in DC-area elementary school classrooms to lead the students in hands-on science experiments. Its objective is to show students that science learning is enjoyable and exciting, and to reduce the number of students who lose interest in science before entering high school. Retired and working volunteers present programs in their field of interest and work with teachers to reinforce science and math learning.
The Sloan Center on Aging & Work Website offers research on aging and work with insights from workplace experiences to inform innovative organizational decision-making. The website allows you to access publications and aging and work literature references. You can also sign up for virtual seminars and workshops.
The California Teachers Corps makes it easier for Californians to find programs that prepare them for encore careers as teachers. This membership organization represents more than 70 alternative certification programs in the state.