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Retirement isn’t rosy for you, is it? Are you even able to retire? Or have you had a tough time getting hired because of your age? We can help - just call (954) 484 7117 ext 112 or click below:

Apply to become a SoFIA Fellow and, if accepted, you will receive a 10-week training by instructors and community leaders on how to succeed in working in a nonprofit. Once you graduate, SoFIA places you in an internship with an area-nonprofit where you apply what you learned. We’re harnessing the power of an older workforce to help nonprofit organizations of South Florida achieve their mission.

After a 10-week robust instructional program, participants learn the fundamentals of nonprofit organizations, unique leadership approaches and revitalized workforce skills. After successful completion of the classroom program, students earn certification and are placed in a 10-week internship with an area nonprofit to utilize their new skills and contribute to the advancement of the organization’s mission.

There are only 15 spots for this unique opportunity, so apply today.

Are you a nonprofit leader looking to host a SoFIA Fellow? Contact Rhonda Banker, SoFIA Fellow Program Manager, for more information or call her at 954 484 7117 ext 112.

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Your life-long experience is valued at SoFIA.

Whether a retired manager or working paycheck to paycheck, older adults often turn to the nonprofit sector to seek purpose or additional income. But the transition is a personal struggle. Retirement may be a nice vacation at first, but facing 15-20 years of boredom, a dwindling social network and sense of purpose impacts their mental and physical well-being. Add to that the traditional three-legged retirement stool - Social Security, personal savings and retirement savings - is simply not enough due to rising costs of living.

If you're underemployed (a majority of which are households led by people over 65 according to a 2019 United Way report) or unemployed (over 30% of people over 60 in Broward according to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs) retirement is not an option.

SoFIA can help you.
Interested in becoming a SoFIA Fellow? Apply by clicking here today.

Application Details:

FEES for Applicants: $50 application fee + $250 enrollment fee once accepted (Need a scholarship? Apply to get your fees waived.)
FEES for Nonprofits: $300 to be a member of SoFIA Fellows, be matched with an intern, and access to the SoFIA Job Bank.

WHEN: Fall Semester 2019
Classes begin: October 8, 2019 & end December 19, 2019
Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Internships begin: January 6, 2020

WHERE: SoFIA TLC Center, 2038 N. Dixie Hwy, Suite 102, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

WHAT: Becoming a SoFIA Fellow includes:
1) 10-week classes where you'll learn practical skills
Learn the fundamentals of nonprofits, including unique leadership and workforce skills. The syllabus includes SOFIA’s existing modules such as Nonprofits 101, Fundraising, Board Development, and Human Resources. Contemporary approaches to leadership, management and intergenerational workplaces, SOFIA Tech, and classes on social innovation and entrepreneurialism from experts.

2) Guaranteed minimum 10-week internship at a local nonprofit
You'll become part of the nonprofit's team advancing the missions of organizations that help children, the environment, people with special needs, the homeless, seniors and many more!

3) Become part of SoFIA Fellows Job Bank and be the first to learn of new opportunities at nonprofits
SOFIA Fellows will be invited to join ongoing networking opportunities and your resume will become a part of an alumni job bank should you want to take on more internships. Nonprofits will have access to the database should they seek to hire a Fellow or post a position.

Are you a nonprofit looking to host a SoFIA Fellow? CONTACT RHONDA BANKER, SOFIA FELLOWS PROGRAM MANAGER, TODAY: rbanker@thesofia.org

Are you someone looking to become a SoFIA Fellow? APPLY ONLINE.

Funding for this program is generously provided by The Frederick A. Deluca Foundation.