social capital noun. the value of our social networks & relationships

The SCI AmeriCorps program supports youth success by increasing volunteerism and providing leadership training and community service opportunities for youth.

The goal of the SCI AmeriCorps program is to connect youth with relationships, experiences and resources they need to succeed. Members implement volunteer outreach and capacity-building activities that increase volunteer participation and provide leadership training and community service opportunities for youth.  Since 2007, over 300 SCI AmeriCorps members have served at with SCI, with our organization or at host sites aligned with our mission.

SCI AmeriCorps members are placed at youth-serving nonprofit organizations in Boston, Lawrence, Lowell, Chelsea, Lynn and Woburn. SCI AmeriCorps is currently recruiting candidates for the 2023-2024 Service Year which starts September 2023!

Questions? Email or call 781.935.2244 ext. 3

Social Capital Inc. is an equal opportunity & inclusive employer that welcomes ALL candidates regardless of ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or religion.

2023-2024 Positions are Coming Soon! Check out some of our Host Site Partners below:

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps engages thousands of Americans in service opportunities each year through nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and conservation efforts across the country.  Joining AmeriCorps is a way to put your idealism into action.

When you join AmeriCorps, you’ll earn money towards past or future education, learn to be a leader, and gain real job skills. SCI AmeriCorps members build social capital in their communities through civic engagement opportunities and gain valuable experience in the process. Check out the video to learn more!

SCI AmeriCorps Member Activites:

Member activities will vary by host site, but may include some or all of the following:

  • Developing and implementing Community Service-Learning (CSL) projects
  • Engaging in Youth Mentorship
  • Leadership or Management of other Enrichment Activities (e.g. homework support, healthy lifestyles, and post-secondary success)
  • Volunteer Management Systems development and/or implementation
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Ongoing Volunteer Coordination
  • Volunteer Event Planning and/or Management
  • Community Outreach & Relationship Building
  • All members: Facilitate a group of youth currently being served by the host site, to develop and implement a Social Capital Youth Project (SCYP) as the capstone of the Member’s youth enrichment service. The project will focus on community needs identified by the youth & members. The goal is to empower youth to positively impact their communities and build their social capital through collaboration with peers and adults while developing leadership skills.

Member Requirements:

  • Able to commit to Full-Time service in local communities with diverse residents 
  • Effective communication skills to conduct community outreach through marketing strategies and civic engagement
  • Strong work ethic, collaboration, and time management skills
  • Availability to serve in-person for some or all service activities.

Member Benefits:

  • Receive a Taxable Stipend of up to $23,000/year, paid bi-weekly
  • Earn a Federal Education Award worth $6000+ on successful completion of service
  • 40-hour SCI Member Certificate Program: professional development training in Volunteer Management, Building Social Capital, Community Outreach, Youth Development, Project Management, and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
  • Eligible for Free Health Care at a no cost premium
  • Can receive Student Loan Forbearance during active service


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Social Capital Inc. is an equal opportunity & inclusive employer that  welcomes ALL candidates regardless of ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or religion.

Questions? Email or call 781.935.2244 ext. 3

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