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Next For Me

Your Best Yet. Work After 50

For profit business

Free workshops, books, and courses targeted to 50+ workers navigating employment in the next phase of their lives.

Describe the mission of your organization.

Next For Me is on a mission to make your next career move the best yet.

In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

  • City of Los Angeles

What is the problem that you are seeking to address?

More people are living longer, healthier lives, which lets them continue to work and contribute to the economy. There are more than 117 million Americans 50 and older — 35 percent of the total population. Nearly two-thirds of 40-somethings have less than $100,000 in retirement savings and 28% of those in their sixties have less than $50,000. For many a single medical emergency can wipe out those savings. For many, retirement is now a myth. The ability to adapt to a rapidly changing world is fundamental to financial survival. Our ability to adapt has been surpassed by the rate of technological change. This is especially challenging for workers over 50 who are facing age bias in the workplace already. Only 18% of diversity and inclusion programs include age as a factor. The skills to stay relevant must include agility with change.

Describe the project, program, or initiative that this grant will support to address the problem identified.

Next For Me offers our books, courses, and workshops that address the mindset for change. Through in-person (when appropriate), online, and video the offering is free to anyone who wants to stay relevant in the workplace by adopting a growth mindset and agility in times of change.

In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?

Applying a proven model or solution to a new issue or sector (e.g., using a job recruiting software or strategy to match clients to supportive housing sites, applying demonstrated strategies from advocating for college affordability to advocating for housing affordability and homelessness, etc.)

Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?

Direct impact
Indirect impact

Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.

A generation of 50+ Los Angeles workers will have a set of skills to bring their wisdom to the workplace and be adaptive enough to stay relevant in their work.

What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?

~2,000 subscribers to a weekly newsletter 450+ articles, podcasts, videos and interviews 15+ cross country events 15+ partners in 50+ finance and work communities 4 courses with over 800 students to date

Which of the live metrics will you impact?​

  • Poverty rate
  • Older adult well-being

Indicate any additional LA2050 goals your project will impact.

  • LA is the best place to LEARN
  • LA is the best place to CREATE