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Accepting SCI AmeriCorps Host Site Applications!

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SCI is currently accepting applications for our positions that begin in Sept. 2015!   These AmeriCorps positions are for our SCI AmeriCorps Volunteer Outreach Coordinator Positions and our SCI AmeriCorps Youth Leadership Coordinator Positions.  SCI is taking applications from organizations in various communities in Eastern Massachusetts that would like to partner with us to build social capital within your organization and community. SCI's focus communities include: Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury, Boston, Lynn, Woburn, and Fall River.

SCI AmeriCorps members aim to build social capital in their communities through civic engagement opportunities.

 

Volunteer Outreach Coordinators (VOC) will develop and implement practices for effective volunteer engagement at their host sites, drawing on SCI’s emphasis on relationship development and nurturing local social networks. 

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Join the 2014 WorldFest Steering Committee

WorldFest Attender

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

5% Day at Whole Foods Market in Woburn

Whole Foods Day Result

Last Wednesday, January 15th, Whole Foods Market Woburn hosted at 5% Day. On these 5% Day, Whole Foods donates 5% of the day's net sales to a local organization. On January 15th Whole Foods Woburn donated 5% of the day's net sales to Social Capital Inc., they donated $3,517 to SCI! .

Volunteer to Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors

Woburn URGENTLY needs Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers! 

Do you have an hour to spare each week or as little as two hours per month? 

Volunteers are need to deliver mid-day meals to homebound seniors. Just this brief interaction with drivers goes a long way in improving the health and well-being of senior citizens.

Meals are provided by Minuteman Senior Services, a nonprofit organization that helps seniors and people with disabilities live in the setting of their choice by engaging community resources and supporting caregivers.

For more information or to volunteer, please call (781) 272-7177 or (888) 222-6171 or e-mail volunteer@minutemansenior.org.Read more

Become an SCI AmeriCorps Host Site

SCI is accepting applications for additional SCI AmeriCorps Host Sites.  Please review the information below and submit your application or any questions to AmeriCorps@socialcapitalinc.org.  Please review the information below before looking at the attached application and position descriptions.  The deadline for applications is June 14, 2013 or when all slots are filled so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Information about being an SCI AmeriCorps Host Site

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a program that engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.  AmeriCorps State members in this program commit to serving 1700 hours of service from September through the end of June.

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Martin Luther King Day: A Day on of Service

MLK Day of Service in Lynn

For many people Monday, January 16th 2012 was not just another day off but rather a day on of service.  That day SCI Americorps Members were involved in various Martin Luther King (MLK) Day projects throughout the area.  At the MLK Day of Service in Lynn, volunteers worked on projects at the YMCA and Lynn Shelter Association, while also collecting food, school supplies and winter wear.  Check out the SCI Lynn blog to read more about this event:  http://scilynn.org/taxonomy/term/384.  While on January 17th, the Woburn Youth Council held a night of service and collected canned goods at the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn.  Also in Woburn, AmeriCorps Members held a letter writing campaign for those serving in the armed forces.  A write up on this event can be found at:  http://sciwoburn.org/content/letter-writing-campaign-troops-through-operation-gratitude.  Overall, it's clear that AmeriCorps Members turned this day off into an opportunity for public action and service.

Tweetup Draws About 50 People Face-to-Face

"Tweetup Draws About 50 People Face-to-Face," by Nadine Wandzilak, Woburn Patch
Despite the stormy weather, some 50 people turned out for the first #TweetupWob event. It definitely proved to be a good social capital builder, creating new relationships and enabling some previously online only friends to meet in person. Nice recap by Woburn Patch. Thanks to @BeaconGrille for hosting, and @Thoughtfuleats and @Superathens for helping us put it together!

Bringing Virtual Friends Together with Tweetups

At SCI, we seek to put information on people's screens that encourages them to get out into the community. Thus it should come as no surprise that we are helping to organize some local Tweetups this summer.

Tweetups bring people using Twitter and other social media tools together around a common theme.  For instance, I joined fellow Red Sox fans at the first official #redsoxtweetup earlier this spring.  It was a great time, mingling with fellow fans who enjoy Tweeting about their favorite baseball team and other subjects.  Oh yes, the enjoyment was enhanced when with the help of my 5 year old I Tweeted the correct answer to a quiz question and won a Kevin Youkilis signed bat! Read more

AmeriCorps Team Joins SCI in Woburn

"Americorps Team Joins SCI," by Staff, The Woburn Advocate
Social Capital Inc. (SCI), a Woburn-based nonprofit, has recently been joined by a new team of AmeriCorps Members.

These new members have been placed throughout the Woburn community, helping several different organizations expand their services to the community during this time of need.
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