community service learning

SCI Partners participate in MLK Day of Service events

While SCI headquarters was focused on making our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at Franklin Park a success (read more here), SCI AmeriCorps members at several of our partner organizations were concentrating their service on MLK Day events in their host communities. Multi-project, multi-organization events were held in Lynn and on the South Coast, while YLCs at the Boys & Girls Club of Woburn led their youth in activities and service projects to commemorate Dr. King’s birthday.

I stopped by Girls Inc. of Lynn on Monday afternoon to find a gymnasium bustling with service projects. Volunteers filled toolkits for homeless veterans and stuffed toiletry bags full of supplies for the Lynn Shelter Association. At another table, youth volunteers sewed homemade tote bags for the Lynn Shelter and Senior Center while, across the room, volunteers made valentines for seniors and veterans. Against a wall, immediately catching my eye, was a beautiful MLK mural (pictured), created and presented earlier by La Vida Scholars.Read more

Recap of 2013 Youth Civic Showcase

Green Team Youth Council

On May 20th, SCI Youth Councils from Woburn, Lynn and Chinatown presented about the community service learning projects they've been working on throughout the year. The Green Team youth council from the Shamrock Elementary School in Woburn shared about their environmental service learning projects. The youth council from the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn talked about a few of their favorite service projects throughout the year including the Great American Bake Sale they hosted at the clubhouse to raise money towards the No Kid Hungry campaign. The youth council from Girls Inc. of Lynn also shared about a few of their favorite service projects including their campaign against substance abuse. The youth council from the Asian American Civic Association discussed a few of their favorite projects including starting a teen tutoring program!Read more

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