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Bowling Together!

Published by David Crowley on

With the influential role the book Bowling Alone played in SCI’s founding story, it is a bit surprising that it took us 20 years to organize an SCI bowling outing! File this under better late than never!

Following a recent SCI AmeriCorps training day, hosted at Microsoft’s Burlington offices, the group headed to the nearby King’s entertainment center for some bowling. They were joined there by SCI staff, board members and partners to do some “Bowling Together”.

It was a fun team-building activity. The event also marked the first time many team members met each other in person, after numerous Zoom meetings. While we certainly have done our best to continue relationship building when we were limited to virtual meetings, this Bowling Together event served as a reminder of the value of events that bring people together in person for a shared activity, food and informal conversation.

We suspect there might be more bowling events in SCI’s future…stay tuned!

David Crowley

David Crowley founded SCI in Woburn, his hometown, in 2002. Under his leadership, SCI has grown to serve 20 communities in the region while continuing to make a difference in Woburn. Prior to SCI, David was the Executive Director of Boston-based Generations Inc. (now Literations). He has been involved in AmeriCorps since the program began in 2003, and served as the founding Director of the Kentucky Community Service Commission, which oversees the program for the state. David currently serves as Steering Committee Chair for the CHNA 15 regional healthy communities network. David graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Government. Unsure of his long term plans, and after many service activities in college, David set out to do a year of service in rural Kentucky, which began his career in service! In his free time, he enjoys cooking for his family, reading and walking nearby Horn Pond. He also shares his kitchen creations on his food & wine blog, Cooking Chat.