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SoFIA is launching SoFIA Fellows, a new program that will harness the power of an older workforce to help nonprofit organizations of South Florida achieve their missions while also providing older adults with an expanded social network, an increased sense of purpose, and updated workforce skills.
“For some older adults, retirement isn’t the answer while others may not be in a position to retire or even be able to find a job due to age discrimination,” said Peter Kaldes, President and CEO of the South Florida Institute on Aging. “Through SoFIA Fellows, they can continue to make a contribution to our community, ensure important civic engagement and sharpen workforce skills that contribute to economic security.”
The innovative program offers a 10-week training session followed by placement in an unpaid internship with area non-profits. SOFIA Fellows will enjoy ongoing networking opportunities and inclusion in an alumni job bank.
Instructors and community leaders will provide training on the fundamentals of nonprofits such as fundraising, board development and human resources as well as contemporary approaches to leadership, management and intergenerational workplaces.
The South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) is proud to announce that it been awarded $97,585 as part of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) Expanded Effect Quality of Life Grants cycle to support SofiaCare. Seven Grants were awarded nationally totaling $663,946. The Quality of Life Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations that empower individuals living with paralysis. Since the program’s inception, 3,153 grants totaling over $26 million have been awarded. Funding for this new pilot program of expansion grants was made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living (ACL grant #90PRRC0002-01-01).