With the onset of COVID-19 back in March, our SCI AmeriCorps member serving at the South End Community Health Center , Paloma Suarez, quickly adapted her service activities in order to assist local residents. Her service was recently highlighted in a WBUR 90.9 FM article and radio story about how… Read More »Highlighting Service during COVID-19
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… Read More »Mobilizing Volunteers in Woburn
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… Read More »Serving at the Front Lines
Last week, I promised to “highlight some hopeful stories of kindness, compassion and neighborliness” that emerge in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, I’d like to focus on an amazing outpouring of community spirit we have seen here in Woburn, and the role SCI AmeriCorps member Jenna Francis has played… Read More »Volunteers Stepping Up in Woburn
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… Read More »Distant But Connected
These are clearly challenging and scary times. But we are often at our best when faced with big challenges. We plan to highlight some hopeful stories of kindness, compassion and neighborliness that emerge; and we’d love to hear what you are seeing! I will get this started with my story… Read More »We Need Each Other Now
On a crisp and sunny Saturday morning earlier this month, the Woburn Public Library and SCI Woburn joined together to bring a wonderfully unique experience to the people of Woburn. As people young and old gathered near the cozy fireplace in the Frizzell Study Hall walls were broken down, hearts… Read More »The Human Library
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… Read More »Support the SCI AmeriCorps Program
This November, Girls Inc. of Lynn, with the help of SCI AmeriCorps member Liandra Reyes, will be holding their annual HALT Conference with workshops, resources, and fun events for local teens! With HALT, teens can find their “outlet while they are in high school” through vocational training and programs.
Social Capital Inc.’s AmeriCorp program welcomed a new manager this August. Phil Gordon, a Woburn native, served in AmeriCorps during the 2018-2019 year and took over as manager in August of 2019. Since he was hired, he has worked hard to recruit and help out new AmeriCorps members for the 2019-2020 year.
As a past AmeriCorps member himself, he has a great understanding of the program and its benefits to the communities that our members serve.