Founded in 2002, SCI’s mission is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. SCI helps communities develop the skills and tools needed to engage people to make a difference, with a priority on promoting youth success and healthy communities. A lean professional staff combined with 25 full-time AmeriCorps members and strong partners enables us to serve over 20 Eastern Massachusetts communities and recruit over 3,700 volunteers per year.
Mobilizing Volunteers in Woburn
During these times, it is important to highlight some hopeful stories of kindness, compassion and neighborliness that emerge in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been an amazing outpouring of community spirit that we have seen in Woburn, and we would like to highlight the role SCI AmeriCorps member […]
Our AmeriCorps member, Paloma Suarez, has been serving at the South End Community Health Center (SECHC). Nearly 70 percent of SECHC patients live below federal poverty and over 1,500 patients are homeless. Paloma describes the needs she saw at SECH, “When this pandemic first started affecting our community, I was […]
Recently, we shared an article on our social media platforms suggesting that we use the term “physical distancing” instead of social distancing, as we need social connection and support now more than ever. Picking up on this idea, we are going to label our series of posts highlighting ways people […]
As we approach the end of 2019, SCI will be sharing several ways your tax-deductible donations can make a difference. Today we focus on the impact of donations supporting the SCI AmeriCorps program. Your tax-deductible donation goes a long way when you support the SCI AmeriCorps program! 27 full-time SCI […]
A large pot of spicy meat simmers on the stove. Delicious smells waft through the air. The kitchen at the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club (BGC) is buzzing with activity. Under Chef Nathalie’s direction, one team learns how to prep plantains, while another group busily chops peppers. We […]