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SCI Fall Newsletter

SCI and Partners seek to improve Health and Wellness.  

Social Capital Inc. has partnered with several communities and organizations with health and wellness focuses. These organizations include the Hockomock YMCA, Revere on the Move, Mass in Motion Salem, Lynn Food and Fitness and Healthy Chelsea.

Stationed at the Hockomock YMCA, SCI member Amelia Walters is currently working on several volunteer outreach initiatives aimed at enhancing local gardening programs. The program (scheduled to take off in spring) will allow youth to work on gardening skills while maintaining the land and facilities.  The Hockomock YMCA already maintains a successful gardening programs which will be expanded into Milford and Bellingham by Amelia’s service. More here: http://goo.gl/uOHtWcRead more

Meet our New AmeriCorps Members

Some of the AmeriCorps Members

As the school year began for most students, our 20 AmeriCorps members began their service year. Our members began in early September with a training week, where they all met and discussed their ideas on what they would want to accomplish in their new communities.

Now over two months into their service year, our members met up again in November to talk about their progress. Many of them have helped organize events in their communities, start up Youth Councils, and become more engaged with the community members. They are already having some significant impact- stay tuned for details!

It is safe to say, this group of AmeriCorps members are already starting to build social capital among their Massachusetts communities. We cannot wait to see the journey their service year brings them and what lasting impacts they will have on their communities.

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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Latin American Folkloric Gathering

"Latin American Folkloric Gathering." by Kallie, The SCI Daily News

Latinamerican festivalTaking place on Saturday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m., the 5th annual Latinamerican Folkloric Gathering will showcase the rich and varied music, dance and cultural traditions of Central, South America and the Caribbean. Read more

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