SCI in the News

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!

SCI announces May Forum on Social Capital and Health

Social Capital Inc. is excited to announce an SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health scheduled for May 8th, 2015. The forum will feature keynote speaker Dr Sandro Galea, Dean of Boston University School of Public Health. 

Dr Galea, a physician and epidemiologist, has focused research on the social production of health of urban populations. He is also interested in the consequences of mass trauma and conflict worldwide. Dr Galea will speak on how his research and experience relates to the link between social capital and health outcomes in our region, the United States, and the world.Read more

SCI Partner Lynn Youth Health Alliance wins video contest!

Salud Today Blog

SCI partner Lynn Youth Health Alliance has won a contest sponsored by health organization Salud Today for a video profiling the LYHA's Healthy Corner Store project. The teens worked with corner stores in Lynn, MA to make healthier food options more available (and junk food less prominently displayed). Check out their winning video below!




SCI Receives Vela Foundation Grant for $15,000

"Grant aids Woburn's Social Capital Inc.," by Bruce Coulter, Woburn Advocate (February 14, 2015)


As highlighted in this piece by Bruce Coulter of the Woburn Advocate, SCI was recently awarded a Vela Foundation grant in the amount of $15,000 to aid our efforts to foster healthy communities, specifically in Chelsea, MA. In partnership with Healthy Chelsea, SCI plans to train 10 grassroots community leaders to develop and implement health promotion projects in Chelsea neighborhoods. This step will coincide with continued use and development of an SCI-designed interactive web portal linking Chelsea residents to health and community resources. As SCI Founder and President David Crowley mentions in the linked article, private foundation grants like these our essential to SCI's continued development of new programming.

Now accepting applications for SCI AmeriCorps Host Site Partners!

SCI currently places 25 AmeriCorps members at nonprofits throughout Eastern Massachusetts (for a full list, see our Locations Page). We are currently accepting applications from Massachusetts nonprofits that would like to host an AmeriCorps member for the 2015-2016 service term!

For more information, click here! Deadline is March 13th!