Amanda M. Brush
SAGE is America's oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults, focusing on the issue of LGBT ageing. SAGE is dedicated to expanding access to our programs and services among LGBT communities of color, particularly African-American, Latinx and Asian communities, communities which have been disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The Leading Edge Fellow will help SAGE identify the need for programming and services desired among these LGBT elders. The Leading Edge Fellow will conduct an environmental scan, including conducting focus groups, to connect directly with these communities and identify what these needs are. The fellow will work with SAGE staff, affiliates and partner organizations such as the Diverse Elders Coalition and the National Resource Center to draw insights and translate findings into briefs, papers, infographics, and other resources that support on-the-ground organizing efforts.