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
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
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
The SCI AmeriCorps Program is accepting applications from organizations to host Members for the 2021-2022 Service Year! The deadline for priority consideration is this Friday, March 5th. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis until available slots have been filled. The SCI AmeriCorps Program supports… Read More »AmeriCorps Host Site Applications
Meet Elaine Sanchez, an SCI AmeriCorps member serving with Leduc Center for Civic Engagement at UMass Dartmouth! In her member interview, Elaine discusses why she chose to serve this year and the successful four day event she helped put together for Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. Watch the video to learn more about Elaine and her service year!
Throughout this year, the SCI AmeriCorps Cohort has been reading Ibram X. Kendi’s book, “How To Be An Antiracist”, as their base text for discussions on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion during bi-weekly virtual meetings. As a new and unique approach to the conversation on racial justice in America, Kendi’s… Read More »How to be an Antiracist
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
We are excited to announce Betty Francisco, Paul Francisco and Yolanda Coentro as the 2021 SCI Idealist Award recipients. The SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon is an event that has grown each year and raises awareness of SCI’s success by recognizing individuals who exemplify its mission. This year we are holding… Read More »Announcing the 2021 SCI Idealist Award Recipients
Combining the efforts of two local nonprofits whose missions focus on deepening community civic engagement, Woburn’s Social Capital Inc and Winchester’s Network for Social Justice are proud to announce the upcoming Disrupting Racism Three-Part Learning Series. The series, created by the Network for Social Justice and first offered in Fall… Read More »Disrupting Racism Learning Series
Meet SCI AmeriCorps member Meaghan Murtagh! Meaghan is serving with BUILD Boston!