SCI in the News

SCI receives $100,000 grant from One World Boston

Picture of grantors and grantees
"Eleven Woburn organizations receive $100,000 from Cummings Foundation," by Cummings Properties, The Woburn Patch

SCI was recently awarded a $100,000 grant by One World Boston, a Cummings Foundation affiliate. This grant will help SCI expand its bridging social capital training and service-learning activities over the next 5 years.

 

Read more in the attached article:  "Cummings Foundation Issues Seven $100,000 Grants...," Woburn Daily Times Chronicle

'Harmony' forum gives teens a safe place to voice issues

Zach Say demonstrating dancing skills at the Harmony Among Lynn Teens Conference
"'Harmony' forum gives teens a safe place to voice issues," by Amber Parcher, The Daily Item of Lynn, MA

News article about the Harmony Among Lynn Teens Conference.  Part of the Solution Youth Council at Girls Inc of Lynn took part in the planning and was advised by SCI AmeriCorps member Hai VanCong. 

TweetUp! How to Bridge Digital and Face-to-Face Relationships

Local Twitter users at a TweetUp in Woburn
"TweetUp! How to Bridge Digital and Face-to-Face Relationships," by Keith Anderson, Pastor Keith Anderson Blog (February 21, 2012)

Blog post about the latest TweetUp in Woburn, an event that SCI helped organize which draws residents, community organizers and business leaders to meet each other, often for the first time outside of Twitter.

Girls Inc. Aims to be Part of the Solution

Peer leaders for "Part of the Solution" youth council
"Girls Inc. Aims to be Part of the Solution" by Chris Stevens, Itemlive.com

Facilitated by an SCI AmeriCorps member, the youth involved with "Part of the Solution," a youth advisory council at Girl's Inc of Lynn are giving teens throughout the city a chance to make a difference.  This article discusses their upcoming event, Harmony Among Lynn Teens (HALT), which includes workshops, speakers, a raffle and dance.

16 People & Organizations Changing the World in 2012

"16 People & Organizations Changing the World in 2012," by Craig Newmark, craigconnects (December 26, 2011)

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark asked earlier in the month for people to share their plans for changing the world in 2012. SCI Founder David Crowley shared SCI's plans, and was one of 16 featured in Craig's roundup.

Founder of SCI Looks to Take "Social Capital" Model

"Founder of SCI Looks to Take "Social Capital" Model," by Nadine Wandzilak, Woburn Patch

Woburn Patch spoke with SCI Founder David Crowley about SCI's roots ten years ago and plans for growth. Enjoy the article!

A "Social Capitalist" Take on Mentoring

"A "Social Capitalist" Take on Mentoring," by David Crowley, Mass Mentoring Partnership Blog

SCI Founder David Crowley was asked to write a guest blog post on the Mass Mentoring Partnership Blog. Here he discusses mentoring from a social capital angle.

Give and Grow through AmeriCorps!

"Give and Grow through AmeriCorps!," by David Crowley, Blog Article on Woburn Patch

This blog post highlights the benefits of AmeriCorps service and mentions current openings.

Tweetup Draws About 50 People Face-to-Face

"Tweetup Draws About 50 People Face-to-Face," by Nadine Wandzilak, Woburn Patch
Despite the stormy weather, some 50 people turned out for the first #TweetupWob event. It definitely proved to be a good social capital builder, creating new relationships and enabling some previously online only friends to meet in person. Nice recap by Woburn Patch. Thanks to @BeaconGrille for hosting, and @Thoughtfuleats and @Superathens for helping us put it together!

Social Capital Inc. on cusp of 10 years

"Social Capital Inc. on cusp of 10 years" by Gordon Vincent, Middlesex East (July 13, 2011)

Social Capital Inc. was featured in the July 13-14 2011 edition of the Middlesex East insert in the Daily Times Chronicle.

The article has some great details about SCI and our mission, and gives insight into why David founded the organization. You can read the article by clicking on the article link above, or by downloading a PDF copy of the article below.