The Food Project

SCI partner contributes to successful MLK day of service in Lynn

"MLK Legacy Reflected in Day of Service," by Gayla Cawley, ItemLive.com (January 16, 2017)

In honor of this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16, the Lynn Community Association organized a day of service event at the Washington Street Baptist Church. Several hundred volunteers showed up to help in a variety of projects, from creating MLK bookmarks for the Lynn Public Library to making bracelets for the United States military. Among the organizations involved was SCI's partner, The Food Project.

The Food Project's youth council, aided by SCI AmeriCorps member Rae Axner, organized a youth-led workshop focusing on racism in today's society. Rae serves as a youth leadership coordinator with the SCI AmeriCorps program - she worked hand in hand with The Food Project's youth council to design and orchestrate the workshop, which provided a space for community conversation and reflection. Read the full article here.

A Story of How SCI Lynn is Connecting Residents

I received a phone call at work last week, a common occurrence. Without caller ID on my work phone, something we have learned to rely on thanks to cell phones, I am left to be surprised at every phone call. When I received that phone call, it was a pleasant surprise.

I serve as an AmeriCorps member with SCI Lynn, hosted at Girls Inc. of Lynn. One of my responsibilities is to manage the SCI Lynn website and send out a weekly email newsletter, called an “eBlast.” The woman calling me was a local Lynn resident who signed up for the eBlast this past summer at a Food and Fitness Fair. While at the fair she learned about The Food Project (TFP), a local nonprofit centered on food, community and youth. She wanted to know how her daughter could apply for their Summer Youth Program, an employment and job training opportunity for teens. She was unsure if I would know the answer but was confident I could point her in the right direction.Read more

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