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Help A Special Needs Child Play Baseball

Baseball

Beginning Saturday May 3rd until Saturday June 14th the Miracle League of Massachusetts is seeking volunteers to help special needs children with the game of baseball. No baseball skills are necessary, just a lot of encouragement and enthusiasm. Games take place every Saturday at Joseph Lalli Miracle Field located at 75 Quarry Road in Acton. 6 games are played on Saturday starting at 9:15 am, 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:15 pm. 

Volunteers can help out at any number of games they wish. Miracle League of Massachusetts appreciates a multi-game or multi-week commitment. For more information about this opportunity, visit www.miracleleagueofma.com. To register for this opportunity, email Lauren at miracleleagueofma@yahoo.com

"A Day On, Not A Day Off," MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service Logo

Martin Luther King Jr. once said that "Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve."  This January 21st is officially recognized as Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

As a way to honor this extraordinary leader,  on MLK Day, you can sign up to help with a community service project near you! 

Some options may include:

*Joining SCI's partner, Girls Inc. of Lynn, and helping out at various non profits throughout the city. Sign up here.

*Joining the Massachusetts Service Alliance and signing up for one of their projects here.

*Looking for service projects across the U.S. here.Read more

Can Civic Engagement End Poverty in America?

photo from conference on poverty

Recently, I attended a symposium on poverty in America since the Great Society at Brandeis University on November 1, 2012. The day was spent discussing how poverty in the U.S. has changed since 50 years ago when well-known author Michael Harrington first published "The Other America," taking an in-depth look at the poverty crisis in the country at that time.

There were a number of intriguing guest speakers like Robert Kuttner (co-editor of the American Prospect), Bob Herbert (award-winning journalist and Op-Ed columnist for the NY Times), Jules Bernstein (well-known worker's rights advocate), distinguished Professors at the Heller School of Social Policy, and a Heller School student involved with youth organizing, to name a few examples. Read more

Youth Volunteers Needed

Social Capital Inc. is looking for youth in Lynn and Milford to fill in the spots on the new youth councils that have been recently set up. If you are looking to information and applications for either one of these youth council please go to the respective websites. For Milford please go to: http://jagnetwork.org/category/tags/applications For Lynn please go to: http://www.scilynn.org
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