Wow, it's hard to believe it's been over two months since our 10th Anniversary Social Capitalist Luncheon! One of the great things about it was the chance to gather stories and data from our ten years of community building. Like any big event, getting ready for it was a very busy period; yet it also afforded a nice opportunity to reflect on where we've been and what we've accomplished. I'd intended to post shortly afterward about some of the results we shared with our Luncheon guests...better late than never! Here's a summary of what we've done over the past ten years, by the numbers:
*105 people have served as an SCI AmeriCorps member
*Trained 1,418 new leaders as “Social Capitalists”.
*Recruited 11,427 community volunteers
*Engaged 56,917 residents in civic life.
*75% in SCI network say the are more civically active
*Generated 217,689 service hours valued at $5.7 million dollars.
Numbers are important, to be sure, but the stories are perhaps even more compelling. At the luncheon, I talked about how we leveraged social networks to come together
in the wake of a police officer shooting in our community. We heard Rebekah tell her story of how she coordinated the YMCA's volunteer effort to get holiday presents from a family that had recently had a fire burn all their belongings. We also had a chance to compile some older stories and photos for our new Facebook timeline
--check out some of our early years there! There's also a collection of stories from over the years here on our website
. Stay tuned as we begin another ten years of community building--good storites and results are sure to follow!