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SCI In The News

WorldFest Press Coverage in the Woburn Advocate

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"Photos: Woburn's WorldFest," by James Jesson, Woburn Advocate

On Sunday, May 19, SCI in partnership with the YMCA International Learning Center in Woburn, hosted WorldFest 2013, a multicultural festival celebrating diversity in the community.

Over 700 people attended and were treated to a diverse mix of performances, International food and arts and crafts vendors, and plenty of activities for the children.

This festival was the perfect opportunity to bring people together to learn about cultures different from their own and bridge social capital.

The Woburn Advocate featured photos from the event on their website. Click here to see the photos.

Lennon Insurance & Arbella Support SCI's Fuel Relief Efforts

Recently, SCI blogged about our efforts to meet a need in the community, a lack of emergency fuel assistance options for Woburn residents. This story gained increased attention in the community by being featured in local newspapers.

SCI was plesantly surprised by the donations that came in from local community members and businesses to support this effort. Due to the generous response, SCI has already helped four families to heat their homes this winter!

One of our biggest supporters has been Lennon Insurance Agency in Woburn and Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation. They recently made several donations to local charities including SCI's fuel relief efforts. This story has been featured in the local newspapers as well. To read the full story, click here.Read more

SCI Coverage in the Woburn Advocate

"Fuel assistance efforts underway in Woburn," by Abby Spegman, Woburn Advocate (February 14, 2013)

Recently, SCI blogged about how we assisted a local resident in need of emergency fuel assistance. This story has been getting increased attention in Woburn due to the community's remarkable response in donating to help this resident and others in need.

Check out this coverage from the Woburn Advocate on how one of our SCI AmeriCorps member is busy developing a new emergency fuel assistance option for local residents of this community by clicking here.

SCI Recent Donation Coverage in the Woburn Daily Times

"Bill Sullivan a Gold Sponsor of SCI Luncheon"

Recently, Bill Sullivan, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones, joined SCI as a Gold Level sponsor at our annual SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon. Sullivan is a lifelong Woburn resident and frequently supports many causes in the community. SCI is immensely grateful for his generous support of our mission to strengthen communities by building social capital.

This wonderful story was featured in Woburn's Daily Times Chronicle. To read the excerpt that was featured , click here.

Lynn Youth Council Coverage in The Daily Item

"Girls Inc. group vows to be Part of the Solution," by Chris Stevens, The Daily Item (January 26, 2013)

Recently, the SCI Lynn Youth Council, hosted by Girls Inc. of Lynn, was featured in The Daily Item. The article covered how the group of teens, advised by SCI AmeriCorps Youth Leadership Coordinator Ingrid Olson, is implementing mini-grants to give out to youth-driven community projects to better the city. The Youth Council, also known as "Part of the Solution," will then select which applicants are awarded mini-grants of $100 to $250. Check out the full details of this story here.

United Neighbors of Fall River Press Coverage

"Group finds charitable use for excess restaurant, bakery fare," by Deborah Allard, The Herald News (December 22, 2012).

Recently, we blogged about how SCI AmeriCorps member Brittany Bertone helped start a new food rescue initiative called Plentiful Plates in Fall River. Check out news coverage of this great community program!

Mattapan United Coverage on Boston.com

"Pictures: Mattapan United's Community Fabric Jamboree," by Patrick Russo, Boston.com (September 24, 2012)

SCI's newest community partner, Mattapan United, recently celebrated the beginning of a new academic year by hosting a "Back-to-School Community Fabric Jamboree" at the Mattahut Wheelock Community Center on Saturday, September 22. The event featured music, healthy food, resource tables, performances and plenty of kids' activities.

Mattapan United is a grassroots community group. One of SCI's AmeriCorps members, Isaiah Mulligan has been serving the organization. He has launched a new community portal for Mattapan United and was also involved with putting together this community jamboree. Check out press coverage of the event on Boston.com.

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