SCI in the News

SCI partners with WROC, expands to Saugus and Winthrop

SCI has recently formed a new partnership with Winnisimmet Regional Opioid Collaborative (WROC) to adapt our web portal tool to support WROC's mission of preventing and treating opioid abuse. As WROC is a coalition of several communites (Revere, Chelsea, Saugus, Winthrop), through this partnership SCI expands to the communities of Winthrop and Saugus while building on our relationships with health organizations in Chelsea and Revere.

SCI has been supporting a similar organization, the Healthy Gloucester Coalition, by faciliating discussion and providing training to their Youth Council. We look forward to offering more comprehensive support on abuse issues through the opportunity to build and support this new web portal.

SCI celebrates Lawrence Partnership Launch

Modelled after successful cross-sector collaborations in Salem and Lowell, the Lawrence Partnership hosted a launch party on November 21st. The 36 member board of directors, a diverse group Lawrence, MA residents, business owners, and other leaders, will work together to bring economic growth and development to the region. The Partnership's first initiative, announced at the launch, is the "Spend 10" campaign, which encourages those who live or work in Lawrence to spend $10 or more at a local business. 

SCI has spent the past few months designing a web portal for the Lawrence Partnership, which was also launched on November 21st. SCI President David Crowley was in attendance at the party, as well as SCI AmeriCorps member and Lawrence native Sabrina Boggio of Groundwork Lawrence. Sabrina helped with outreach for the event and will be managing the SCI community web portal in Lawrence.Read more

SCI Locations Page Goes Live!

Our website has recently been updated to include a list, descriptions, and a map of all of our 15 locations. Each of our partner organizations is spotlighted here, as well as our AmeriCorps members and Community Web Portals. Find the link above and on the top navigation bar! 

SCI and Franklin Park Coalition receive MLK Service Day Grant

SCI, in collaboration with the Franklin Park Coalition, has recently been awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Service Alliance for a 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The event, which will take place in Franklin Park on January 19th of next year, will involve a volunteer clean-up effort and activities/discussions about the legacy and impact of Dr. King. Youth volunteers from all regions of Massachusetts are especially welcome at this event. For more information, please contact Asia Garcia, the SCI Volunteer Outreach Coordinator at Franklin Park Coaltion.

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Now recruiting SCI AmeriCorps member to serve at Latino Stem Alliance!

SCI has added a new partner and AmeriCorps host site! Latino Stem Alliance has joined the SCI network and we are actively recruiting an SCI AmeriCorps member to fill the position of Volunteer Outreach Coordinator. To apply, please read info regarding the VOC position here.

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SLIDESHOW: SCI AmeriCorps members attend 20th anniversary!

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View pictures from Massachusetts' celebration of the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps at Tufts University here!

Photos by Andrew Gibson

Huffington Post publishes piece by SCI's first AmeriCorps member

"Reflections on 9/11: Faced with Adversity, I Will Persevere", by Roger Wong, Huffington Post (September 11, 2014)

On the eve of the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps, the Huffington Post has published a piece by SCI AmeriCorps alum Roger Wong. The piece, which documents his call to service after 9/11, is a wonderful reminder of the ways that we can reach out in times of crisis. It is also proof that AmeriCorps can be the gateway to a life of service. Congrats, Roger!

SCI AmeriCorps Members celebrate 20th Anniversary, attend festivities at Tufts

SCI Press Release

 

On September 12, 2014, the AmeriCorps Program turns 20 and enters its third decade as the leading force in public service and volunteerism in America. In the same tradition of past (and still current) programs like the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s and 1940s and the Peace Corps and VISTA programs begun during the 1960s, AmeriCorps is now deeply rooted in American communities with more than 820,000 past members and 80,000 current members serving in local schools and a wide variety of non-profit organizations that are committed to solving real problems like illiteracy, homelessness, hunger, violence against women, job and skill training and more.

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