Senior Community Employment Program (SCSEP)

SCSEP participants are placed in temporary training assignments where they gain valuable on-the-job work experience and training needed to gain meaningful employment. 
Participants will work 20 hours a week at the training sites for which they will be paid minimum wage.  This on-the-job training as well as additional training and service as needed help participants to find meaningful employment after SCSEP. Program Objectives
  • Participate in community service assignments to learn new skills in on the job training
  • Assistance in resume development
  • Assistance in developing job search skills
  • Increase opportunities to obtain jobs in the private sector
  • Referrals to supportive services as needed
  • Change stereotypes about older workers through public education and demonstrated success
  • Be unemployed
  • Be 55 years of age or older and a resident of Connecticut
  • Have an annual family income that is not more than 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines.
Family Size Annual Income
1 Individual - $18,825
Family of 2 - $25,550
Family of 3 - $32,275
SCSEP Providers
For information about SCSEP, in your town, please see the contact information below.
For additional information, please contact Jennifer Gorman at (860) 424-5643 or at
Greater New Haven Area:
Associates for Training and Development
 Whitneyville Cultural Commons 
1253 Whitney Ave 
Hamden, CT 06517
Rashanda Brivett
(203) 461-2154
SCSEP in New Haven County
Litchfield County:
Associates for Training and Development
62 Commercial Blvd
Torrington, CT 06790
 Rashanda Brivett
(203) 461-2154
SCSEP in Litchfield County
Greater Stamford Area:
Associates for Training and Development
198 Selleck St
Stamford CT 06902
Rashanda Brivett
(203) 461-2154
SCSEP in lower Fairfield County
For Other Senior Community Service Employment Program Contact:
Fairfield, Hartford, Middlesex, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties:

The WorkPlace Inc.
1000 Lafayette Blvd 5th Fl
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 953-3752
John Szymanski

601 Norwich New London Tnpk, Suite 1
Montville, CT 06382
(203) 610-6554
Elizabeth Acevedo 

60 Weston St
Hartford, CT 06105
(203) 610-8119
Alfred Henderson 

458 Grand Ave, Rm 110
New Haven, CT 06513
(203) 767-4744
John Szymanski
109 Watertown Ave
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 767-7143
Esley Alicea 



The total cost Connecticut State Senior Community Service Employment Program grant is $971,660. Of that, 90 percent (874,494) is
funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. The other 10 percent ($97,166) is funded through non-Federal resources.