SER Jobs for Progress National (Service, Employment, Redevelopment) works closely with Pueblo Cooperative Care Center for the employment of senior citizens from our community. SER Jobs for Progress National is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and operates the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) which focuses on the training and employment needs of the mature worker. In its fourteenth year of operation, services are provided in California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, and Wisconsin. Participants in the Senior Community Service Employment Program come from all walks of life, have diverse work experiences and possess various levels of education. SER Jobs for Progress National partners with local nonprofit organizations like Pueblo Cooperative Care Center (host agencies) to provide participants with training opportunities to update their skills. The program has been successful in placing individuals in full and part-time jobs which benefit them economically and socially. The Senior Community Service Employment Program is authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides subsidized, service-based training for low-income persons 55 or older who are unemployed and have poor employment prospects.