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.
SCI AmeriCorps is now recruiting members to serve across our various partner sites in Eastern Massachusetts! Members will fill one of two positions, Volunteer Outreach Coordinators (VOC) or Youth Leadership Coordinators (YLC), and will serve from January 2019 to June 2019, constituting 900 hours of service. The AmeriCorps program strives… Read More »SCI AmeriCorps is Recruiting
Wow! I realized it has been over a year since I blogged here on the SCI site. Not for lack of blogging though–as some of you know I share my passion for tasty, healthy food on a blog called Cooking Chat. I thought it would be a good time to… Read More »Six of My 2016 Social Capital Highlights
During my drive to the office this morning, I learned about an interesting Milwaukee neighborhood initiative that is taking a “social capitalist” approach to helping young black males. OK, the NPR story didn’t use the term, but I think it definitely applies! When one youth got arrested for some vandalism in the… Read More »Local Social Capitalists Help Milwaukee Youth Succeed
I read data about the Millennial generation with great interest. Sure, size has something to do with it. Now the largest and most diverse generation of Americans, Millennials are positioned to have a big influence on our society. The majority of our AmeriCorps members fall into the Millennial category, so… Read More »Millennials Finding Their Own Ways to Engage
We are all too aware of the academic achievement gap, which has rightfully stirred much effort to close the gap and create equal educational opportunity for students of all backgrounds. New research indicates there is also a disconcerting gap on civic achievement and social capital that is of particular concern to… Read More »Closing the Civic Achievement and Social Capital Gaps
What was President Kennedy’s greatest accomplishment? A good case certainly can be made for avoiding a devastating nuclear war in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, but his call to service has to be right up there. During one of yesterday’s JFK remembrances on WBUR, I was reminded of… Read More »Answering the Call to Service