It is not easy to convey the level of energy and emotion of an in-person event in virtual format, but our 2021 SCI Idealist Award presentation last week delivered a powerful emotional experience. Clearly that was driven by the compelling words from our award recipients and the moving introductions. The Idealist… Read More »2021 SCI Idealist Awards
David brings over fifteen years of leadership in the nonprofit sector to the founding of SCI. Prior to starting SCI, David served as Executive Director of Generations Incorporated, which under his leadership grew into a national model for intergenerational programming. He also started and directed the Kentucky Community Service Commission, a state entity appointed by the Governor responsible for AmeriCorps and other service programs. David graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with an A.B. in Government, and from Woburn High School in 1987. He is a member of the LeadBoston Class of 2000 and was chosen for the Social Innovation Forum in 2003.
With the second event in the Series fast approaching, we wanted to share more information about the June 3 event, which starts at noon. First, Eastern Bank CEO Bob Rivers will be presenting the Connect for Community Impact Award to Mayor Yvonne Spicer, recognizing the community of Framingham.The award presentation will… Read More »Community Award Presentation & Panel
The Social Capitalist Luncheon Series kicks off May 27!We are excited to announce the following speakers for the“Building Social Capital for an Equitable Recovery” virtual panel: City Councilor Julia MejiaRobert Lewis Jr., President & Founder, The BASE Bob Giannino, Ansin President & CEO, United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack ValleyDavid… Read More »Building Social Capital for an Equitable Recovery Panel
We at Social Capital Inc. are deeply troubled and saddened by the murder in Atlanta of eight people, including six Asian American women. This is the most recent example of a disturbing rise in acts of violence and hate directed toward the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Over the… Read More »Disrupting Anti-AAPI Racism
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… Read More »Social Capital and a Stress Test for Our Democracy
We have said many times in 2020 that we need each other now more than ever. That has certainly proven true, and I have taken inspiration from the way people in our communities have stepped up for each other. We have seen thousands fed due to generosity of people like… Read More »Stepping Up For Each Other in 2020
Connecting with teens to support their healthy development is always important. Liandra quickly realized regular meetings and check-ins with the six peer leaders she mentored last year would be all the more important when the pandemic hit. Liandra Reyes, shown on the left, did her first year of SCI AmeriCorps… Read More »Support our Youth by Supporting SCI AmeriCorps!
As snow piles up today, Liandra will be busy working the phones and computer to coordinate a group of volunteers to shovel for local senior citizens, enabling them to get out for food, medical appointments and more when the storm passes. This Volunteers for Seniors program was initiated when SCI… Read More »Help SCI meet the moment
As one of the most unique years in most of our lifetimes comes to a close, we can reflect on all that we have learned and how we have made the lives of those around us better. People’s desire to make a difference to address pressing community needs related to… Read More »Connecting to help our neighbors.
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… Read More »8 Ways to Stay Safe While Connecting