SCI in the News

SCI to honor David Shapiro at 2017 Social Capitalist Luncheon

A photograph of David Shapiro

SCI’s annual luncheon honors individuals who exemplify our mission. The SCI Idealist Award is presented to leaders who dedicate their lives and engage their social capital to address some of the most pressing needs in our communities.

 

SCI is delighted to announce David Shapiro as our 2017 SCI Idealist Award Honoree. The 2017 Social Capitalist Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. For more info, click here.

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Social Capital Inc. Receives Competitive National AmeriCorps Grant

AC Graduation

Earlier this week, the Corporation for National and Community Service issued a national competitive AmeriCorps grant-award to Woburn-based Social Capital Inc. (SCI), along with hundreds of other organizations across the United States.

The national AmeriCorps grant awards are made through a highly competitive application process. Though SCI has been part of the AmeriCorps program for the past nine years, this is the first time SCI has been chosen for national funding; having previously received grants through state formula funding. SCI is one of five programs in Massachusetts picked to receive a competitive AmeriCorps grant for the first time through this recent grant process.

“We are thrilled to have been selected as a national competitive AmeriCorps program,” commented SCI President David Crowley. “This grant award is a testament to the hard work of our staff team and the powerful service SCI AmeriCorps members have provided along with our community partners.”Read more

Former SCI member now Milford Youth Director

Jen Ward, a graduate of SCI AmeriCorps, has recently been appointed director of the Milford Youth Center.

Congratulations Jen on this wonderful achievement!

The Milford Youth center runs activities and programs in support of youth and the Milford community. Learn more about their organization here:

http://milfordyouthcenter.net/

Back With a Mission --Jay Wong

"Back With a Mission" by Michael Gagne , The Herald News
 
Our own SCI AmeriCorps member Jay Wong was featured in The Herald News for her service in Fall River. Learn more about her and how she ishelping with students and giving back to her community. 
 
Jay’s story and her SCI AmeriCorps service with United Neighbors of Fall River and the Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community was recently highlighted in a front page article in The Herald.
 

SCI Communities Seek Youth Council Members

Youth Council in Dorchester

As SCI AmeriCorps moves into a new service year, youth leaders from across Eastern Massachusetts seek out teens interested in joining Youth Councils. Youth Councils give teens from ages 12-18 a chance to discuss and act upon compelling issues within their communities. SCI Americorps is looking to further establish Youth Council participation in communities including Salem, Lynn, Revere and Woburn and identify new areas where Youth Councils can become an asset.  

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SCI Welcomes John Franson as New Board Chair

John Franson, Social Capital Inc. board chair
Social Capital Inc. (SCI), a nonprofit based in Woburn, is excited to welcome John Franson as the new chairperson of the organization’s Board of Directors. Franson, who has already served on SCI’s Board as treasurer, is Director of Globalview Advisors LLC in Boston. Franson’s over 10 years of valuation experience includes valuation of business enterprises, intangible assets, and equity instruments for various purposes including common stock valuations, business combinations, goodwill impairment, corporate acquisitions and divestitures, litigation support, and financial and tax reporting.
 
Franson is a Woburn native with deep roots in the local community.
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El Nuevo Herald Article

"La Communidad Latina de Chelsea," by Luis Avila, El Heraldo Latino

SCI Board Member Alberto Calvo was interviewed recently for an article in El Heraldo Latino. Drawing on his perspective as an SCI Board member and the owner of the Stop and Compare Supermarkets serving Chelsea and Lynn, Alberto talks about social capital, immigration and the Chelsea community. This article is in Spanish.

Food Pairing event at Chelsea's Mystic Brewery on June 22

RaiseRaise a pint and raise some Social Capital on Monday, June 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Mystic Brewery, voted one of New England's top breweries by Boston Magazine. Here, in the Tasting Room, we will sample four of their own unique beers along with a pairing of food.  We will be having a live auction and guests will be able purchase other beer from Mystic Brewery's selection at the cash bar. 
Raise a pint and raise some Social Capital on Monday, June 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Mystic Brewery, voted one of New England's top breweries by Boston Magazine. Here, in the Tasting Room, we will sample four of their own unique beers along with a pairing of food.
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Panelists announced for May 8 Health Forum!

SCI is pleased to announce the panel for our May 8th Forum on Social Capital and Health. Representing diverse areas of the health field, our esteemed panel will speak to health and wellness issues in relation to public policy, philanthropic programming, and racial/health equity, and how these topics relate to social capital building in our communities. 
 
Friday's panel includes: Allison F.
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2015 Social Capitalist Luncheon a Success!

Our 2015 Social Capitalist Luncheon was fun, inspiring, and extremely successful!

Expertly emceed by Latoyia Edwards of NECN, the Luncheon featured moving and engaging speeches from SCI AmeriCorps member Danni Jones and our 2015 SCI Idealist Award recipients, Benjamin Zander and Eric Schwarz. Their words called attendees to become engaged in their communities and embrace possibility. 

This year, SCI introduced a new mobile giving platform that allowed attendees to donate live from their personal devices. Thanks to the 80+ donors, we were able to reach our "on the spot" fundraising goal of $15,000 to train young leaders and foster healthy communities.

SCI would like to thank our sponsors, donors, attendees, volunteers, and everyone else who helped make the event a huge success!