On Friday, March 26, 2021 we helped to organize a vigil to honor the victims of the violence that happened recently in Atlanta and to raise awareness for the plight of the Asian American Pacific Islander community during this time in America. SCI AmeriCorps member Sophie Ichizawa spoke during this… Read More »SCI Member on The Asian American Experience
With a goal of deepening our impact in the communities surrounding Woburn, in December 2020 SCI was awarded a CHNA15 mini-grant to pilot a unique youth initiative. The purpose of the 2021 Youth Grant Pitch Contest is to engage middle and high school age youth groups from Wilmington, Winchester, and… Read More »2021 SCI Youth Grant Pitch Contest
Our 2021 Social Capitalist Luncheon is taking on a new dimension this year with an online auction! The Luncheon is our main fundraising event of the year. The support and donations we receive during and surrounding this event help SCI continue to bring communities together through our programming throughout the… Read More »2021 SCL Auction Items Needed!
In observance of Black History Month, we partnered with Network for Social Justice to host a three part Disrupting Racism Series Workshop and a screening and discussion of the film, Traces of the Trade: A Story of the Deep North. The Disrupting Racism Series is designed to give participants tools… Read More »Black History Month Programming
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
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.
SCI is pleased to welcome four new members to its board of directors this year! “We are very excited to have a talented group of new board members join us as we navigate this challenging environment,” commented SCI President David Crowley. Below is a brief summary of the background of… Read More »Meet SCI’s New Board Members
Last week, I promised to “highlight some hopeful stories of kindness, compassion and neighborliness” that emerge in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, I’d like to focus on an amazing outpouring of community spirit we have seen here in Woburn, and the role SCI AmeriCorps member Jenna Francis has played… Read More »Volunteers Stepping Up in Woburn
Recently, we shared an article on our social media platforms suggesting that we use the term “physical distancing” instead of social distancing, as we need social connection and support now more than ever. Picking up on this idea, we are going to label our series of posts highlighting ways people… Read More »Distant But Connected