SCI in the News

Supporter Newsletter featuring the Latest SCI Developments!

 

 

 

From new communities and programs to the latest service numbers, download this newsletter (below) to get the scoop on new developments at SCI. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

SCI is hiring!

SCI Office Assistant

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SLIDESHOW: SCI AmeriCorps members attend 20th anniversary!

Jordan Caress

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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Help Feed and Welcome our SCI AmeriCorps Members

Leah Mulrenan

***Update*** Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to meet and exceed our goal of $500 and feed our lovely AmeriCorps members!

 

Hello - My name is Leah Mulrenan and I am the new Program Manager for SCI. On September 2, 2014 we welcomed our 2014 - 2015 SCI AmeriCorps members. This year we have 25 full-time SCI AmeriCorps members, 20% more than last year. These AmeriCorps members will collectively commit to over 40,800 hours of service in the following communities: Woburn, Dorchester, Lynn, Chelsea, Fall River, Mattapan, Chinatown, Revere, and Lawrence on the AmeriCorps stipend, which is a very modest living allowance of only $1,260 per month (before taxes!).Read more

SCI is Hiring!

SCI Press Release

Chelsea Community Connector (part-time)

SCI is partnering with the Healthy Chelsea Coalition to adapt the SCI web portal tool to help people in Chelsea to eat healthy foods and be physically active as a regular part of everyday life. SCI and the Healthy Chelsea Coalition seek an energetic candidate who will be the primary point-person to create content for Chelsea’s portal, and be recognized throughout the community as the specialist who serves as the “hub” of information about current community resources for healthy living. We are looking for someone who can converse in both Spanish and English. To learn more about the position, download the job description from the link below. The initial deadline to apply has passed, but applications will be taken until the position is filled, so apply ASAP. This position is funded by a grant from the Cabot Charitable Trust. More background on the project can be found in this grant announcement.

Grant Awarded for Healthy Chelsea Portal

SCI will be developing a web portal to support goals of Healthy Chelsea.
SCI Press Release

SCI is pleased to announce that we have received a grant of $25,000 from the Cabot Family Charitable Trust to adapt our community web portal to support the goals of the Healthy Chelsea Coalition. We will be hiring a part-time Community Connector to play a key role implementing this grant.

Based in the Community Health Improvement Team of MGH’s Chelsea HealthCare Center, Healthy Chelsea was formed to address the need to promote community wellness, with a focus on improving the environmental and social conditions of Chelsea neighborhoods to make healthy eating and physical activity a daily reality for Chelsea residents. Ultimately, the Coalition aims to reduce obesity and prevent obesity-related diseases.Read more

WorldFest Was a Great Success

View of WorldFest 2013
"WorldFest Celebration In Woburn," by James Jesson, The Woburn Advocate (May 19, 2014).

On Sunday, May 18 WorldFest took place at the Woburn Public Library. WorldFest is a multicultural festival that encourages individuals to share and learn about different cultures. There were performances, children's activities, food, and a lot of fun at the event. 

Take a look at a few of the pictures one of the local newspapers captured during the event.