Spearheaded by PSS, Coming of Age NYC currently consists of ten leading and diverse nonprofit agencies:
The Community Service Society’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program delivers much needed services throughout New York City to strengthen communities and increase civic engagement through volunteer service. Over 5,000 older adult volunteers (ranging in age from 55-101) provided more than 1,000,000 hours of service last year. In a response to meeting outstanding community needs, RSVP has developed several signature volunteer programs that assist New Yorkers in gaining basic money management skills and achieving financial security, mentor children of incarcerated parents and at-risk youth, provide benefit counseling to those in need, reduce the rate of recidivism by assisting the formerly incarcerated in removing barriers to gainful employment, and conduct workshops on disaster preparedness and citizen response.
Founded in 1976, DOROT is a dynamic partnership of volunteers, professionals, and seniors dedicated to alleviating social isolation among the elderly and providing services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. Our programs provide food, friendship, education, wellness, cultural activities, and information to seniors and their caregivers, and bring the generations together for their mutual benefit. We serve the Jewish and wider community.
Among its many programs, Educational Alliance helps older adults stay independent, healthy, and connected in our community centers and in their homes so that aging is a journey they take as part of a community, not in isolation. It’s newest initiative is “Boom! Life Beings at 50”, an innovative new program for adults age 50+ who want to make the most of this exciting next stage of their lives. with programs including use of the Manny Cantor Fitness Center, Employment Bootcamp, and Mixers and Meet-ups.
Encore.org is building a movement to make it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good. We call them “encore careers” – jobs that combine personal meaning, continued income and social impact – in the second half of life. While Encore.org is not a job placement service, it provides free, comprehensive information that helps people transition to jobs in the nonprofit world and the public sector.
Founded in 1895, Hudson Guild is a multi-service, multi-generational community-based settlement house serving 14,000 people annually with: classes, special events, social services & congregate meals for older adults; recreational, educational & vocational programming for tweens & teens; day care & afterschool programs for ages 2 years through 5th grade; low-cost professional counseling; and community arts programs. Since 1947, its Adult Services program has helped and empowered 4,000 individuals age 55 & better annually to live in independence and dignity as contributing members of the community. Program activities promote physical, spiritual & emotional wellness and include a meals program that provides an average of 200 meals daily (breakfast and midday dinner), 50 classes & activities weekly, volunteer opportunities, trips both locally & out-of-state, short-term or one-time case assistance, help in accessing benefits, information/referral services, friendly visiting, escort & access to onsite ancillary services for legal, medical & tenant needs.
JASA is one of the largest community-based, voluntary social service agencies serving the aged in the United States. Its mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy. Since 1968, JASA and its affiliates have provided social, recreational, health, cultural and educational programs for older persons, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity, to help sustain them in their homes and communities and to offer opportunities for a better quality of life.
The National Executive Services Corps (NESC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional services firm offering high-quality and affordable management consulting, executive search, and financial outsourcing services to the nonprofit community. NESC is committed to strengthening the management of nonprofit organizations so that they can deliver more efficiently and effectively on their own missions. NESC’s expert consultants are known for organizational assessments; strategic and business planning; board development and governance; branding and marketing; capacity building; and, social enterprise, all tailored to the individual client. Since its establishment in 1977, over 2000 organizations have benefited — some of them repeatedly — from NESC’s teams of expert consultants. NESC is part of a national affiliate network of 28 other Executive Service Corps.
Founded in 1962, PSS is a multi-service agency encompassing seven senior centers, two senior apartments, a caregiver support program, and the Grandparent Family Apartments, the first residence of its kind in the US built specifically for grandparents raising grandchildren. The mission of PSS is to enhance the quality of life for older adults by keeping them healthy, engaged and connected, to provide support for those caring for an elderly family member or friend, and to aid senior relative and non-relative caregivers raising children. A leader in its field, PSS is highly regarded and trusted in the community. PSS benefits from NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) contracts, other state and local government grants, and support from foundations and the general community. PSS staff is passionate about providing high-quality human services to nurture and enhance the lives of those we care for.
ReServe is an innovative nonprofit that matches continuing professionals age 55+ (ReServists) with organizations that need their expertise. Nonprofits and public agencies (Partners) can tap into a lifetime of experience to fill crucial staffing gaps at affordable rates. ReServists can do great things for their communities while they put their professional expertise to work on part-time service projects, in exchange for a modest hourly stipend. ReServe partners with nonprofit organizations, public institutions and government agencies of all sizes, budgets and missions. ReServists come from all walks of life, and include marketing managers, social workers, artists, administrative assistants, HR professionals, and financial analysts, as well as people who have worked at all levels in health care, banking, advertising, education and government. ReServists provide direct services, administrative support, and capacity-building expertise in schools, social service agencies, cultural institutions, and public agencies. Many use their experience with ReServe to launch new careers in the nonprofit sector.
The Transition Network is a national nonprofit headquartered in NYC with a community of 7,000. We’re women fifty and forward from many professions, exploring “what’s next” in our professional and personal lives. Members connect through more than 70 small groups 40 programs each year for learning, friendship and engagement. Our book Smart Women Don’t Retire – They Break Free blends TTN member experiences with expert “how to” advice.
United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) is the membership organization of New York City settlement houses and community centers. Rooted in the history and values of the settlement house movement, UNH promotes and strengthens the neighborhood-based, multi-service approach to improving the lives of New Yorkers in need and the communities in which they live. UNH’s membership compromises one of the largest human service systems in New York City, with 37 agencies working at more than 400 sites to provide high quality services and activities to a half million New Yorkers each year. UNH supports its members through policy development, advocacy, and capacity building activities.