Twenty years ago today, on June 20th, 2002, SCI’s story officially began with the incorporation of our organization. Two years earlier, on a flight to San Francisco, I finished reading a book that fueled an idea – Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone. Having recently moved back to Woburn, the town where… Read More »SCI Turns 20!
A few weeks ago, SCI once again adjusted to our new normal and held a new version of our 15th Annual SCI Luncheon event. When we began planning late in 2021, we weren’t sure what the spring might look like, so we decided on a hybrid event. Two virtual events… Read More »Celebration and Recognition: The 2022 SCI Luncheon Series!
On Saturday, May 7th SCI held its first of two COVID community vaccine clinics partnered with a local Woburn church and medical group. Before the clinic, SCI had learned of two key barriers to vaccination from members of the Woburn community, especially for immigrants. First of all, most nearby vaccination… Read More »Local SCI Clinic Boosts Accessibility
The Leaders for an Equitable Tomorrow (LET) program is a partnership between Winchester’s Network for Social Justice (NFSJ) and Woburn’s Social Capital Inc. with funding through CHNA15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and Winchester Hospital. LET is a youth development program for high schoolers in Winchester and Woburn to learn more about social and… Read More »Summer Opportunity for Youth
Through the SCI Vaccine Equity & Access Program (VEAP), we have been adapting our strategies throughout the year to find the best ways to increase access to the COVID vaccines and work toward more equitable vaccination numbers. With most vaccination opportunities in the Woburn area requiring filling out those extensive… Read More »Boosting accessibility with a community clinic
SCI and the Network for Social Justice are hosting a virtual career exploration panel series for middle and high school students as part of their Leaders for an Equitable Tomorrow (LET). The next virtual panel in the series will focus on Nonprofits & Community Organizing. It will be held on… Read More »Nonprofit & Activism Panel Series for Teens
The highlight of our annual luncheon has always been being in a room filled with such a vibrant and inspiring group. We are so excited to be able to bring people together again for the first time since 2019! The City of Salem has been selected for this year’s Connect for… Read More »Celebrate with us!
“Big things often have small beginnings” This quote from one presentation at this year’s Youth Grant Pitch Contest could not be more true for us at SCI. Nineteen years ago, SCI was founded by our current President, David Crowley. Returning to his hometown of Woburn, he created an organization focused… Read More »Youth Generated Projects: “Big things often have small beginnings”
After graduating from Tufts in May of 2020, Anar was looking to do something community-focused, and wanted to do work directly with families and communities, helping them to navigate this new normal. She wasn’t sure what to do, but when she found the SCI AmeriCorps position at Fenway CDC, she… Read More »A Story of Service
SCI is launching a new program with ThinkGive from Concord, MA. ThinkGive is an action-based social-emotional learning program that offers programming to enrich social-emotional learning in schools throughout the Commonwealth. Connecting through a Racial Equity Symposium, SCI and ThinkGive quickly realized that coming together would be a great opportunity for… Read More »Allyship Spotlight: January 2022