Founded in 2002, SCI’s mission is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. SCI helps communities develop the skills and tools needed to engage people to make a difference, with a priority on promoting youth success and healthy communities. A lean professional staff combined with 25 full-time AmeriCorps members and strong partners enables us to serve over 20 Eastern Massachusetts communities and recruit over 3,700 volunteers per year.
Meet a Member: Meaghan Murtagh
https://youtu.be/LfrNM-sBr6A Meet SCI AmeriCorps member Meaghan Murtagh! Meaghan is serving with BUILD Boston!
Social Capital and a Stress Test for Our Democracy
Our democracy and its institutions have been undergoing quite the stress test over the past few years. This test came to a dramatic crescendo last Wednesday, when hundreds of violent insurrectionists stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to disrupt the proceedings of our electoral process. At key points in […]
What is the mission of ADSL?ADSL’s mission is to provide quality programming to youth participants with the goal of fostering self esteem, healthy lifestyles and leadership skills through athletic and academic achievement. How does ADSL’s programming fulfill your mission?Our work successfully addresses several pressing needs of our community’s youth: The […]
Upon hearing that the fall letter carriers’ food drive was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SCI quickly organized a major Neighborhood Food Drive to ensure there would be enough food available at the Woburn Council of Social Concern Food Drive. On Saturday, October 24, SCI deployed 18 volunteers across […]
SCI is pleased to welcome four new members to its board of directors this year! “We are very excited to have a talented group of new board members join us as we navigate this challenging environment,” commented SCI President David Crowley. Below is a brief summary of the background of […]
https://youtu.be/pXcOd8MtZrY Meet SCI AmeriCorps member Gwendolyn Baltera! Gwendolyn is serving with the Milford Youth Center and talks about why she chose AmeriCorps, serving in-person, and events coming up!
Open AmeriCorps Position & New Host Partners Needed
The SCI AmeriCorps Program is currently looking to fill three available Member positions at East Boston Community Soup Kitchen, METCO, Inc. and with SCI Woburn! SCI AmeriCorps Members support youth development at local nonprofit organizations through volunteer outreach and capacity building that provides leadership training and community service opportunities for […]
This year, the SCI AmeriCorps Program entered into a new partnership with BUILD Greater Boston and placed two members who are currently serving as Youth Leadership Coordinators with the organization. SCI interviewed the Program Director at BUILD Greater Boston, Kenny Roberts, who shared a bit about BUILD’s mission, program, and […]
Spanish Speaking Volunteer Needed for Cooking Program
https://youtu.be/PMR6Ar5sYno Zach Gallin, the SCI AmeriCorps member serving at the South End Community Health Center, is looking for Spanish-speaking volunteers to help out with their Junior Chefs cooking classes! The ideal volunteer has experience cooking, is fluent in Spanish, and enjoys working with children ages 5-15. If interested please contact Zach […]
Social Capital Inc. is looking for a Volunteer Outreach Coordinator (VOC) to serve the Woburn, MA community through the SCI AmeriCorps program! The SCI AmeriCorps program connects youth with relationships, experiences, and resources they need to succeed. Since 2007, SCI AmeriCorps members have served at various host sites, who are […]
The 2020 SCI AmeriCorps cohort. Through these unprecedented times, the SCI AmeriCorps Program kicked off the 2020 Service Year on September 1st with high expectations for community impact despite the logistical challenges. This year’s SCI AmeriCorps members are excited and eager to support our partner host sites by finding new […]
As the Labor Day approaches some six months into the pandemic, it is natural to want to find ways to connect with family and friends during the long weekend. As we discussed in The Social Challenges of Distancing, we are hardwired to be social. We have worked hard to make […]
With the onset of COVID-19 back in March, our SCI AmeriCorps member serving at the South End Community Health Center , Paloma Suarez, quickly adapted her service activities in order to assist local residents. Her service was recently highlighted in a WBUR 90.9 FM article and radio story about how […]
During these times, it is important to highlight some hopeful stories of kindness, compassion and neighborliness that emerge in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been an amazing outpouring of community spirit that we have seen in Woburn, and we would like to highlight the role SCI AmeriCorps member […]
A large pot of spicy meat simmers on the stove. Delicious smells waft through the air. The kitchen at the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club (BGC) is buzzing with activity. Under Chef Nathalie’s direction, one team learns how to prep plantains, while another group busily chops peppers. We […]