SCI AmeriCorps

About SCI AmeriCorps

Positions Available Now!

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, SCI AmeriCorps members have served at various host sites, who are aligned with the mission of Social Capital Inc.

SCI AmeriCorps members are placed at youth-serving nonprofit organizations in Boston, Lawrence, Lowell, Chelsea, Lynn and Woburn. SCI AmeriCorps is currently looking for candidates to fill positions for a 1700-hour service term from September 2022 to June 2023.

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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 americorps@socialcapitalinc.org or call 781.935.2244 ext. 3

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. AmeriCorps programs do more than engage citizens to move communities forward, they also serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways of opportunity for people entering the workforce.  Check out the video to learn more!

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.


Available SCI AmeriCorps Member Opportunities

September 2022 – June 2023

SCI AmeriCorps Member Activites:

SCI AmeriCorps members are placed at youth-serving nonprofit organizations in Boston, Lawrence, Lowell, Chelsea, Lynn and Woburn. Host sites are currently being selected and members will be matched with a specific site based on location and qualifications, following an interview process with both SCI and the host site organization.

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

APPLY TODAY!!!

Submit your application through the form at bit.ly/servewithsci.

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 americorps@socialcapitalinc.org or call 781.935.2244 ext. 3


About Social Capital Inc.

Founded in 2002, SCI’s mission is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives.  We envision a nation where individuals are strongly connected to their neighbors and play an active role in shaping the destiny of their communities. 

What is “social capital”?

The idea of social capital is that our social networks have value.  Social capital refers to the collective value of all “social networks” and the impulses that come from these networks to do things for each other . Social capital can be measured by the amount of trust and “reciprocity” in a community or between individuals.  Our SCI AmeriCorps members build social capital by connecting community members to the information they need and fostering civic engagement among youth and adults.

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