SCI AmeriCorps has half-year positions open now!

AmeriCorps

Join the SCI AmeriCorps team! Gain professional experience, help your community and make plenty of new connections.

Check out this page for a full discription of the program and how to apply--http://socialcapitalinc.org/getinvolved/service

Merry Christmas! Or Happy Holidays? A Social Capitalist Take

You are parting ways after a business meeting around this time of year, and note your colleague is pausing for a moment. They may well be thinking, “Merry Christmas! Or Happy Holidays?”, trying to summon an appropriate greeting for the season.

I know many friends are a bit frustrated that when they are excited about Christmas coming up, they need to filter their instinct to wish people “Merry Christmas!”. Saying “Happy Holidays” instead may feel like a watering down of an important celebration in the Christian tradition.Read more

Social Media Contest Through Boston Alliance for Community Health

Boston Alliance for Community Health

Our SCI member Olivia Larkin is running a social media contest through the Boston Alliance for Community Health! Post on social media with #giveBACH to be eligible for some cool prizes! See the attached PDF for all of the rules.

On this #GivingTuesday, giving to SCI gives back to your community!

 

At SCI, as the chill returns to the air, our thoughts turn back to last winter and its unrelenting snowstorms. On a visit to the local Woburn senior center, SCI founder David Crowley was told about several seniors who had not been able to leave their homes since the storm began. He learned about Mrs. Connors, a frail 83 year old who was trudging to the back of her home after each snow desperately trying to keep her heating vents clear. 

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Help SCI develop young leaders into compassionate, engaged adults!

Last week, I was reminded of an amazing fact: SCI programming changes lives. While looking through dusty surveys completed by members of SCI Youth Councils in 2010, I came across a familiar name: Genesis Barrientos. 
 
Genesis is one of our 25 amazing SCI AmeriCorps members this year - 
a recent college graduate eager to give back to her community and willing to dedicate a year of her life to service. But just five years ago as a high school student in Lynn, she was a Girls Inc. of Lynn member serving on the Part of the Solution Youth Council, a youth leadership council facilitated by SCI AmeriCorps members.
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