SCI in the News

YourBrookline & Other Sites Taking Off

I was getting ready for a meeting in Brookline this morning, and thought I'd see what was new on the site. I was pleased to see that roughly nine months after launching the site in partnership with the Brookline Community Foundation, the site seems very lively and showing promise for fulfilling its purpose of connecting community members to opportunities to participate in the community. 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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Program highlights from 2008/09

OK, so no one likes reporting, do they? (if you do, please contact me for volunteer opportunities). Typically, when I hit "submit" as I did last night with about 4 hours to spare before the 11:59 p.m. deadline, I'm simply glad to be done and move on. But as I was working on our AmeriCorps final report for the 2008/09 year, I realized I needed to pause after getting it done and share some of the good stuff about what we accomplished.

Some of the facts: Read more

NPI Talks with David Crowley of Social Capital Inc.

"David Crowley discusses his work with Social Capital Inc." by Alexis Schroeder, The New Prosperity Initiative
On May 7th, 2009 David Crowley, President and Founder of Social Capital Inc., participated in NPi’s community dialogue at the Boston Public Library. NPi community dialogues bring together local leaders to discuss lessons learned, current projects, and potential collaborations. Here are some excerpts from the conversation. Click here to read more.

Outreach & Technology Paid Internship

Outreach & Technology Paid Internship by David Crowley of Social Capital Inc., The SCI Daily News, a newly launched social networking website dedicated to building civic engagement in Newton, will offer a paid internship for someone to help develop web content and drive traffic to the site.’s purpose is to provide a one-stop, online connection to Newton-based resources, nonprofit organizations, groups, activities, events and people.

The position involves 3-4 hours of work per week over the course of the 2009/10 school year, beginning in September. Work location is flexible and position can be used to fulfill college credit. The goal of the position is to increase use of the site by community organizations and residents. The intern will work closely with members of the OurNewton Launch committee to achieve the growth goals.


* Monitor web content and promote a new item to the homepage on a weekly basis.

* Reach out to community organizations to generate new web content.

* Work with launch team to publish a monthly newsletter and/or contribute content for PTSO and other community newsletters. Read more

SCI Receives National Volunteer Week Grant


Woburn, MA – 4/23/09 – Social Capital Inc. (SCI) has received a grant from the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) in celebration of National Volunteer Week and Global Youth Service Day (GYSD).  The grant supports Speak Up For Healthy Teen Relationships, a project developed by three SCI Youth Councils coming together from Dorchester, Lynn and Woburn.  Each local council will implement a project addressing the common goal of promoting healthy teen relationships and lifestyles.  The youth chose this project based on their discussion at an SCI workshop held in March, where youth raised concerns about the factors of teen relationships that lead to teen pregnancy, STIs and involvement in abusive relationships.

SCI Youth Council members will recruit 100 teens to volunteer for this project, and anticipate educating 700 at GYSD events and reach thousands more through follow-up communication efforts.  SCI has also created a new unit in its youth leadership curriculum, “Mobilizing Citizens to Volunteer“ which helps youth develop the skills they need to successfully implement the project. Read more