Work for Yourself@50+

Community Partners

Together we're creating economic opportunity for older adults

Work for Yourself@50+ has more than 30 local partners in urban and rural communities across the country

More than 20 million people over the age of 50 are at risk of not having enough income to meet their basic needs. Work for Yourself@50+ makes it easy for older adults to explore their options for self-employment and increase their financial stability.

Why it Matters

By 2022, 35% of the U.S. labor force will be 50 or older. And for many over 50, self-employment becomes a necessity as traditional job opportunities are scarce and the value of retirement savings continues to decline.

As a Work for Yourself@50+ partner, you will help AARP Foundation reach an underserved demographic and build economic opportunities for vulnerable older adults.

How it Works

AARP Foundation partners with local organizations to host Work for Yourself@50+ workshops across the country. The two-hour workshop walks participants through the Work for Yourself@50+ Toolkit and helps participants navigate self-employment opportunities.


Get Involved

If your organization hosts entrepreneurship programming and is interested in bringing Work for Yourself@50+ workshops to your community, we want to hear from you.

Together We've Supported:

  • 8,000+ Older Adults
  • 72% Women
  • 46% People of Color

Partner Highlights

  • San Juan College Enterprise Center

    Farmington, NM

    Guiding participants step-by-step through the process of starting and growing a business with coaching, workshops, shared office space and more.

  • Small Business Empowerment Center

    St. Louis, MO

    Helping older adults in the St. Louis’ urban core realize their entrepreneurial potential by providing classes, business coaching and support.

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