Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Are you 55 or older? If so, SCSEP might be for you!

Call today to speak with our SCSEP staff!

(336) 717-1247

What is SCSEP?

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program designed to help unemployed, low-income, older Americans. The program is designed to give seniors hands-on job training with an end-goal of securing a more permanent job opportunity.

What are the requirements?

Eligible participants must be:

  •  55 years old or older
  • Unemployed
  • A resident of one of the 15 qualifying counties
  • Living on a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level


What are the eligible counties?

The Winston-Salem Urban League oversees SCSEP participants in the following 15 counties:

Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Stokes, Surry, Union, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Yancey

What are the benefits?

  • 20 weekly hours of paid training based on the federal minimum wage rate of pay.
  • Opportunities to be places in clerical, receptionist, food service, maintenance, child or adult care, and other positions.
  • All training assignments will be at non-profit or government agencies.

Celeste Gilreath, Director of Senior Programs

[email protected]



Read Now: SCSEP Success Stories

SCSEP Spotlight – May 2024

Mavis Moore, Case Manager Success Story | Mavis Moore learned about the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) after being enrolled in the Ticket to Work program offered by Vocational Rehabilitation, who partners with the Winston-Salem Urban League to...

SCSEP Spotlight – April 2024

Annette Darnell, Yadkin Valley Senior Center Success Story | Annette Darnell was introduced to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) operated by the Winston-Salem Urban League during one of her visits to the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, located in...

SCSEP Spotlight – March 2024

Susan Yussim, Shepherd's Center of Kernersville Success Story | Susan Yussim was a longtime volunteer at the Shepherd's Center of Kernersville, NC, where she heard about the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), run by the Winston-Salem Urban League....

SCSEP Spotlight – March 2024

Beatie Malone, WSUL Executive Assistant Success Story | Beatie Malone was referred to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at the Winston-Salem Urban League by a friend who was already enrolled in the program. It captured her interest once she...

SCSEP Spotlight – September 2023

Sergio Heredia, Davidson/Davie County Manager Success Story | While seeking employment, Sergio would often visit the local Job Center in his area. During one of his visits, he noticed a SCSEP flyer and inquired about the program. He enrolled in hopes of getting...

Meet The Staff: Phillip

Get to know the Winston-Salem Urban League, one staff member at a time! Phillip's Success Story Phillip Cohen was enrolled in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at the Winston-Salem Urban League to reinforce and gain new skills to re-enter the...

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