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Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

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Girls Who Code creates programs that work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Girls Who Code 2014 Summer Immersion Program is an innovative approach to computer science education pairing 7 weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with engaging, career focused mentorship, and exposure led by the industry's top female entrepreneurs and engineers.


  • Juniors or Seniors in high school
  • Committed to attending the 7 week long program in their respective location. Program runs Monday - Friday from 9 am until 4 pm
  • Must commute to the program, Girls Who Code does not provide housing or transportation

Girls Who Code values a diverse classroom and strongly encourage applications from all ambitious girls interested in exploring opportunities in technology and computer science. Prior computer science experience is not required! They would like to have girls from various ethnic, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.Read more

Join the 2014 WorldFest Steering Committee

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WorldFest is a celebration of diversity and is put together each spring by SCI and the YMCA International Learning Center (ILC). The festival is held in front of the Woburn Public Library and is a great event for family and friends. WorldFest is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 18th from 2-5 pm.

WorldFest allows groups and individuals to showcase their different cultures and heritage through art, music, dance, and food. The students of the ILC Leadership Team have been the primary group putting this celebration together each year. The students of the Leadership Team are adult English language learners. 

We are recruiting community members interested in working with the ILC student leaders to make WorldFest 2014 a successful event. We would like to have more community members involved and share their creative input.Read more

Help Build a Healthy Gloucester

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Healthy Gloucester Collaborative is a nonprofit organization that focuses on working together as a community to help build a healthier Gloucester. The Gloucester Better Together session will take place on Wednesday, February 12th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Rose Baker Senior Center located at 6 Manuel F. Lewis Street in Gloucester, MA, 01930. SCI is helping facilitate the session, we encourage people to share this event with any of their Gloucester contacts. 

Join Healthy Gloucester for a free light dinner and relaxed evening of conversation. They are looking to take the next step to take action on the themes that were developed at their October event. New faces and ideas are always welcome. Some of the topics to be discussed include, developing neighborhood youth safety initiatives (How can neighbors work together to make sure all children are safe and healthy?), leveraging the waterfront (What are some new ways to create even greater economic, cultural, and recreational opportunities?), and creating a vibrant community (How do we build traditions while growing, changing, and fostering inclusiveness and new ideas?). Read more

Merrimack Valley Sandbox Pitch Contest

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Do you have a consumer retail or consumer product idea? As a consumer retailer you may see yourself owning your own store front, online store, or a mobile store. Creating a consumer product you may have an idea for a device that tracks wear on running shoes or is a tasty new product! Merrimack Valley Sandbox wants to help make your idea happen. 

Merrimack Valley Sandbox helps boost the economic and social well being of greater Lowell and Lawrence by advancing entrepreneurship and innovation. The deadline to apply for the Consumers Idea Pitch Contest is Tuesday February 4th at midnight. The event will take place on Tuesday, February 18th. You will be given the opportunity to share you idea with other innovators and receive feedback from the industry pros and experts.  For more information, email Lianna Kushi at lianna@mvsandbox.org

More Than Words Book Sorting Event

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More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take control of their lives by taking control of a business. These youth operate an online book business, and a brick-and-mortar bookstore and cafe on Moody Street in Waltham.

Volunteer Duties

  • Volunteers will have a youth-led tour of the business, and then work alongside youth in the various projects to support the daily operations such as prescreening and sorting donated books and organizing store displays.

Location and Date

- 242 East Berkeley Street

  Boston, MA 02118

- Saturday February 15th from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm


If interested in signing up for this event, RSVP here

Become a Museum of Science Discovery Center Volunteer Interpreter

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The Museum of Science plays a leading role in transforming the nation's relationship with science and technology. The Museum is looking for a volunteer to help out in their Discovery Center. The Discovery Center offers an abundance of hands on activities for children from infancy to about 8 years old. Some responsibilities a volunteer would have include, completing training outlined in the Discovery Center volunteer manual to become familiar with procedures, materials, and activities, welcoming visitors and facilitate their use of the Discovery Center, by engaging young children and their grown ups in experiments, exercise good customer service by sharing knowledge of the Museum's offering, and attend on-going training sessions to maintain familiarity with Discovery Center materials.


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Financially Coach Low-Income Women

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Budget Buddies supports the financial self-sufficiency and empowerment of low-income women by offering a comprehensive program that tailors assistance to each client and assures that basic financial education is applied in a highly practical and sustainable way. As a budget buddy coach, you will provide ongoing one-on-one support for your client--and budget buddies will support you in that effort.


Commitment includes:

  • A genuine interest in working with low income women
  • Strict confidentiality of all client financial and personal information
  • Participation in a 4 hour coaches' orientation session
  • Participation in 7 client workshops of 60 minutes each
  • One or two client contacts between workshops
  • Participation in monthly coaching support groups 

If you would like to volunteer with Budget Buddies, attend their Volunteer Information Night on Tuesday, February 4th at 6:30 pm in Chelmsford. For additional information call, 978-703-0820.

Volunteer with Boston Living Center

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Victory Programs is a Boston based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families who are homeless and many have substance use disorders, often accompanied by chronic health issues like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and mental illness. The Boston Living Center is a nonprofit community and resource center that fosters the wellness of all HIV positive people and responds to the changing needs of the HIV/AIDS community through education, treatment information, and support services. 

Victory Program's Boston Living Center is looking for individual volunteers and group volunteers (up to 5 per group) to help serve lunch with them. If you are interested, contact Tammy Blocker at tblocker@vpi.org or call 617-236-1012 x227.

Become a Stand & Deliver Mentor

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Stand and Deliver MCAS Mentoring is a one-on-one mentoring program founded to help students in Lawrence, Massachusetts pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) Exam required for high school graduation in the state. Over the past 9 years, over 800 people have been Stand and Deliver mentors and over 95% of them never taught school or been a part of a formal mentoring program. 

Benefits of Becoming a Stand & Deliver Mentor

  • Help a deserving student pass the MCAS Exam and making a high school diploma possible.
  • Making a new, in some cases lifelong friend.
  • Learn about a new culture.
  • Playing a part in the emergence of New Lawrence.
  • Expanding a child's horizon to include college and helping prepare for college.
  • Make fun moments and events.
  • The satisfaction that comes with making a difference in the life of a child.

For more information on how you can help make a difference in Lawrence, contact Program Director John Korba at jkorba@lawrence.k12.ma.us or 978-975-5905 x384. 

Women in STEM Speaker Program

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Girls Inc. of Lynn is looking for speakers for their "Women in Science and Engineering" Career Speaker Series. The first event is taking place on Thursday, January 16th from 6-7:30 pm at Girls Inc. of Lynn, located at 50 High Street, Lynn, MA, 01902. Speakers are asked to arrive around 5:45. 

If you, or anyone you know working within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field would be interested in speaking about their experiences in the job to young girls at Girls Inc. of Lynn, please email Colleen Bumford at cbumford@socialcapitalinc.org. This is a great opportunity for the next generation of female scientists to be inspired by other females within the field. For more information, please contact Cassie Foley at cfoley@girlsinclynn.org. 

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