SCI in the News

Goal reached, thank you!

I'm happy to report that we have reached the fundraising goal for the campaign we launched yesterday to raise funds to feed our AmeriCorps members during their inital training this month. Thanks to the quick and generous support, we will be able to provide lunch during their orientation and show them we appreciate their commitment to a year of service! If you are still interested in donating to this campaign, additional contributions will be applied to supporting the members during their monthly in-service trainings.

WorldFest Press Coverage in the Woburn Advocate

Taiko drummers
"Photos: Woburn's WorldFest," by James Jesson, Woburn Advocate

On Sunday, May 19, SCI in partnership with the YMCA International Learning Center in Woburn, hosted WorldFest 2013, a multicultural festival celebrating diversity in the community.

Over 700 people attended and were treated to a diverse mix of performances, International food and arts and crafts vendors, and plenty of activities for the children.

This festival was the perfect opportunity to bring people together to learn about cultures different from their own and bridge social capital.

The Woburn Advocate featured photos from the event on their website. Click here to see the photos.

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.