social capital noun. the value of our social networks & relationships

SCI AmeriCorps

SCI AmeriCorps Fellows facilitate volunteer engagement, youth enrichment programs and community outreach activities at their nonprofit host site placement. Fellows are placed at youth-serving organizations in Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, and Woburn.

During a service term, SCI AmeriCorps Fellows gain professional nonprofit experience as well as: leadership training program through SCI, access college / graduate credit through an exclusive partnership with Merrimack College, and earn federal dollars towards higher education. Since 2007, over 300 Members have served local Greater Boston communities with SCI AmeriCorps.

SCI AmeriCorps is an AmeriCorps national service program and receives fiscal, in-kind, and technical support from the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA).

SCI AmeriCorps Fellowship Benefits

  • Optional housing benefit
  • Leadership and Career Development program
  • Full healthcare plan
  • Free enrollment in undergrad/graduate level course through Merrimack College
  • Transportation stipend, and more!
SCI AmeriCorps Fellow (center left) leads discussion on social media's impact on mental health with teens.

SCI AmeriCorps' Partnership with Merrimack receives National Highlight!

Developed by America’s Service Commissions, the National Service & Higher Education Toolkit featured SCI AmeriCorps in a Case Study exploring our partnership with Merrimack College!

Questions? Email or call 781.935.2244 ext. 4

SCI AmeriCorps Fellows laughing with youth

SCI AmeriCorps Fellowship Details

SCI AmeriCorps prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based on of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, pregnancy, genetic information, military service/veteran status, political affiliation, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
  1. Receive a Taxable Stipend of $2,500 / month, paid bi-weekly (max stipend value = $25,000 per year).
  2. Receive a Taxable Stipend of $1,600 / month, paid bi-weekly, with Housing Placement & Homestay Benefit [$900 / month] provided by StudentRoomStay (max stipend value = $25,000 year).
  • Earn a Federal Education Award worth up to $7,395 upon successful completion of service
  • May receive Student Loan Forbearance during active service
  • Full Healthcare (medical, dental) provided by SCI AmeriCorps
  • $90 / month Transportation Stipend during your service term provided by SCI AmeriCorps
  • SCI Developing Leaders Program – receive badges of completion for 50+ hours of comprehensive career development in partnership with Merrimack College
  • Access to Merrimack College campus resources via Merrimack Student ID
  • Free Enrollment in a Community Engagement course taught by Merrimack College faculty with the option to receive undergraduate or graduate academic credit
Fellow activities will vary by host site, but may include some or all of the following:
    • Developing and implementing Community Service-Learning (CSL) projects
    • Engaging in Youth Mentorship
    • Leadership or Management of other Enrichment Activities (e.g. homework support, healthy lifestyles, and post-secondary success)
    • Volunteer Management Systems development and/or implementation
    • Volunteer Recruitment & Coordination
    • Volunteer Event Planning and/or Management
    • Community Outreach & Relationship Building
    • All Fellows: Facilitate a group of youth currently being served by the host site, to develop and implement a Social Capital Youth Project (SCYP) as the capstone of the Fellow’s youth enrichment service. The project will focus on community needs identified by the youth & members. The goal is to empower youth to positively impact their communities and build their social capital through collaboration with peers and adults while developing leadership skills.
    • Able to commit to a full-term of service in local communities with diverse residents 
    • Effective communication skills to conduct community outreach through marketing strategies and civic engagement
    • Strong work ethic, collaboration, and time management skills
  • Availability to serve in-person for some or all service activities.

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps engages thousands of Americans in service opportunities each year through nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and conservation efforts across the country.  Joining AmeriCorps is a way to put your idealism into action.
When you join AmeriCorps, you’ll earn money towards past or future education, learn to be a leader, and gain real job skills. SCI AmeriCorps members build social capital in their communities through civic engagement opportunities and gain valuable experience in the process. Check out the video to learn more!