SCI AmeriCorps

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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