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.
8 Ways to Stay Safe While Connecting
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 […]
As we approach the end of 2019, SCI will be sharing several ways your tax-deductible donations can make a difference. Today we focus on the impact of donations supporting the SCI AmeriCorps program. Your tax-deductible donation goes a long way when you support the SCI AmeriCorps program! 27 full-time SCI […]
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 […]