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Back With a Mission --Jay Wong

"Back With a Mission" by Michael Gagne , The Herald News
Our own SCI AmeriCorps member Jay Wong was featured in The Herald News for her service in Fall River. Learn more about her and how she ishelping with students and giving back to her community. 
Jay’s story and her SCI AmeriCorps service with United Neighbors of Fall River and the Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community was recently highlighted in a front page article in The Herald.

Accepting SCI AmeriCorps Host Site Applications!

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SCI is currently accepting applications for our positions that begin in Sept. 2015!   These AmeriCorps positions are for our SCI AmeriCorps Volunteer Outreach Coordinator Positions and our SCI AmeriCorps Youth Leadership Coordinator Positions.  SCI is taking applications from organizations in various communities in Eastern Massachusetts that would like to partner with us to build social capital within your organization and community. SCI's focus communities include: Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury, Boston, Lynn, Woburn, and Fall River.

SCI AmeriCorps members aim to build social capital in their communities through civic engagement opportunities.


Volunteer Outreach Coordinators (VOC) will develop and implement practices for effective volunteer engagement at their host sites, drawing on SCI’s emphasis on relationship development and nurturing local social networks. 

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Become an SCI AmeriCorps Host Site

SCI is accepting applications for additional SCI AmeriCorps Host Sites.  Please review the information below and submit your application or any questions to AmeriCorps@socialcapitalinc.org.  Please review the information below before looking at the attached application and position descriptions.  The deadline for applications is June 14, 2013 or when all slots are filled so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Information about being an SCI AmeriCorps Host Site

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a program that engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.  AmeriCorps State members in this program commit to serving 1700 hours of service from September through the end of June.

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11th Annual Legislative Breakfast in Fall River

Mark Friday, October 29 marked the 11th Annual Legislative Breakfast, co-sponsored by Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community and Greater New Bedford COAST (Community, Opportunity, Access, Safety and Trust). The gathering recognized the achievements of Southcoast community members nominated for their significant strides in the areas of community health and wellness. As a member of the planning committee, SCI AmeriCorps member, Beth coordinated resource tables for the twenty-two participating organizations, all working on issues ranging from substance abuse prevention to counseling, advocacy, education and more. Including a breakfast, keynote speaker, community awards and a resource fair, the Legislative Breakfast was the perfect opportunity to learn about community issues, gather resource information, and most importantly, learn how to walk the walk.Read more

MyFallRiver.org Launched Today

We're just getting back from a press conference announcing the launch of the http://MyFallRiver.org website, the latest SCI community portal to be rolled out.  Our partners in Fall River have assembled a good, diverse group of community organizations to serve as sponsors and launch team members.  This broad initial participation seems to bode well for the success of the project.

Marcia Picard of Fall River Children in Balance commented at today's press conference announcing the site that she'd been involved in community work for some 30 years, and has been involved in countless resource directory & coordination of services projects.  She's enthused to be involved in a web-based initiative that won't become dated upon completion, as is often the case with print directories!

A companion site, the Fall River YOUth Zone funded by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, was also announced at today's press conference.  A full press release about the new sites can be downloaded below.

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