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Become a COA NYC Partner

What is Coming of Age NYC?

Coming of Age NYC is the local chapter of a national initiative designed to help individuals 50+ explore, connect and fulfill their potential. Coming of Age NYC is led by Presbyterian Senior Services in partnership with ten other innovative, dynamic organizations throughout New York City.

Why Partner with Coming of Age NYC?

Coming of Age NYC is a collaboration of organizations dedicated to building a community of New Yorkers 50+ who live with passion and purpose. Our current partner agencies include: CSS/RSVP, DOROT, Encore, Hudson Guild, JASA, National Executive Service Corps, PSS, ReServe, SAGE, The Transition Network, and United Neighborhood Houses.

Together, we work diligently to advance the positive aging movement and fight ageism’s impact on everyone.

What are the Benefits of Partnering with Coming of Age NYC?

  • Representatives from your organization are trained to facilitate the Explore Your Future workshop series, a goal-setting training for individuals who want to discover a fulfilling path forward and create an action plan to achieve it. Also, your staff will be trained in the Capturing the Energy program, a training designed to generate and engage baby boomer volunteers.
  • Once trained, your staff and/or volunteers can facilitate Explore Your Future and Capturing the Energy for your own constituents or help facilitate one of our many public workshops.
  • Participate in our Conversation & Connection, featuring guest speakers on trending topics.
  • Enjoy promotion and marketing of your organization’s events, volunteer opportunities, stories, and job postings on our website and through our e-newsletter, Inspiring Opportunities.
  • Gain visibility for your organization as a leader in the positive aging movement.

‘The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.’ – Robert Frost

What are Partner Responsibilities?

  • Partners promote Coming of Age NYC through your organization’s newsletter and by co-sponsoring events.
  • Partners participate in quarterly leadership meetings to plan collaborative events and share best practices.
  • Partners host Explore Your Future trainings and Conversation & Connection

Why Should Your Organization Become a Coming of Age NYC Partner?

  • Coming of Age NYC is a true team effort. As a partner, your organization has the opportunity to be a part of an active think tank of like-minded organizations. Current partner agencies include: CSS/RSVP, DOROT, Hudson Guild, JASA, National Executive Service Corps, PSS, SAGE, The Transition Network, and United Neighborhood Houses. The partnership currently benefits from generous funding support from NYC Service (www.nycservice.org).
  • Your organization can post events, volunteer opportunities, and job postings on the Coming of Age NYC website that targets individuals 50+.
  • Representatives from your organizations (volunteers or staff) receive training on how to facilitate the Explore Your Future program, a goal-setting training for individuals 50+ who want to re-discover themselves and find their passion.
  • Representatives from your organizations (volunteers or staff) receive training on how to facilitate the Capturing the Energy program, a training designed for nonprofit staff to maximize their use of baby boomer volunteers.
  • Once trained, your staff and/or volunteers can facilitate Explore Your Future and Capturing the Energy for your own constituents or help facilitate one of our many public workshops.
  • Your constituents will have access to Coming of Age NYC’s networking socials. Past socials have had guest speakers such as Jeri Sedlar, author of “Don’t Retire, Re-Wire”, and Ashton Applewhite, popular blogger and writer on the topic of ageism.
  • Your organization can reap the benefits of other collaborative innovations, from a standing-room only presentation entitled “In Search of Purpose, Passion and a Paycheck” at the New York Public Library to a special training on “Self Directed Volunteer Teams” this Fall.

The cost for an agency to join is a one-time fee of $ 500. Members are expected to participate in leadership group meetings, host Explore Your Future workshops for their members, and are encouraged to co-sponsor COA NYC events. This small investment of time and money will provide your organization with all of the benefits above. More importantly, it will enable you to help your members that are 50+ to explore their future and discover ways to live a richer and more purposeful life.

For more information or to become a partner, please contact us at info@comingofagenyc.org.