SCI AmeriCorps

Meet SCI's Newest Staff Member: Amelia Walters

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Meet SCI's newest staff member, Amelia Walters! She will be taking on the role of SCI AmeriCorps Program Manager for the upcoming year. Amelia graduated from Franklin Pierce University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in Environmental Science. Throughout her college career she discovered many service opportunities, including coordinating two Alternative Spring Break trips to conduct projects with Habitat for Humanity. She met many AmeriCorps members along the way and knew that's what she wanted to do once she graduated.

After graduation, Amelia went on to serve two years as an AmeriCorps member, one with AmeriCorps Cape Cod and the second with SCI. With the AmeriCorps Cape Cod program Amelia served in Barnstable, focusing on environmental education, disaster preparedness and community engagement. With SCI AmeriCorps, she served as the Volunteer Outreach Coordinator at the Hockomock Area YMCA.Read more

Former SCI AmeriCorps Member Jen Ward, now Director of Milford Youth Center

Jennifer Ward, Director of the Milford Youth Center, is a shining example of an SCI AmeriCorps member turned advocate for youth and community. As Director, Jen has turned the center into a safe environment for kids, fostering self-esteem, character, and a sense of community.

Jen's career began at Stonehill College where she was often encouraged to volunteer. She envisioned doing some type of service work after graduation, thus joining SCI AmeriCorps as a Youth Leadership Coordinator in Milford. She served with the Juvenile Advocacy Group (JAG), which is an adult coalition that prevents at-risk behavior in youth. Jen ended up serving two years with SCI AmeriCorps and spent much of her time at the Milford Youth Center, remaining as a volunteer in their after-school program despite having another full-time job.Read more

Food drive in Lynn makes headlines

"An Alliance Against Hunger," by Gayla Cawley, Itemlive.com

The Lynn Youth Health Alliance partnered with Stop & Shop, Move for Hunger, and Two Men and a Truck, to hold the "Fill-A-Truck" food drive last Wednesday in Lynn. The group successfully filled 16 boxes with donations for hungry families in Massachusetts - the boxes are destined for the Greater Boston Food Bank.

SCI AmeriCorps member, Bridget Peters, who serves as the youth leadership coordinator with Lynn Youth Health Alliance, was in attendance. Read the full article here.

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