Ho`omau Ka`Ike Nānā Ke Kūpuna Employment Program

The Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc. will no longer be offering the Ho`omau Ka`Ike Nānā Ke Kūpuna Employment Program as of June 30, 2020. 

Effective July 1, 2020 , the State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Workforce Development Division, will be providing services directly to program participants through its Senior Community Service Employment Program.

All questions regarding the program should be directed to the contact information provided below.

Contact Information:

Workforce Development Division
American Job Center Hawaii
1505 Dillingham Boulevard, Room 110
Honolulu, HI 96817

Phone: 808-768-5700

Program Description:

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors. Participants also have access to employment assistance through American Job Centers.

SCSEP participants gain work experience in a variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including schools, hospitals, day-care centers, and senior centers. The program provides over 40 million community service hours to public and non-profit agencies, allowing them to enhance and provide needed services. Participants work an average of 20 hours a week and are paid the highest of federal state of local minimum wage. This training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants.

Participants must be at least 55, unemployed, and have a family income of no more than 12% of the federal poverty level. Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, then to individuals who are over 65, have a disability, have low literacy skills or English proficiency, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Centers system.