social capital noun. the value of our social networks & relationships

Connecting to help our neighbors.

Published by David Crowley on

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 the pandemic has been inspiring, and we are pleased that SCI has been able to connect those seeking to help with ways that they can do so and have significant impact. You can help us continue to address pressing issues with a donation today.

Our team of 18 AmeriCorps members and network of 1,350 volunteers & dozens of partners have enabled us to quickly pivot and meet emerging needs created by the pandemic. 

Food security: Coordinated volunteers and partnerships resulting in over 7,200 meals being provided to Boston families in need; and secured over $5,000 worth of food donations through a recent Neighborhood Food Drive in Woburn.

Youth support: SCI AmeriCorps members have trained 239 young leaders during the past year; and continued to support these youth virtually when the pandemic hit. Many of these youth were checking in daily with the program at a time when virtual school participation was disturbingly low among urban students.

Parent network: This year has been stressful for parents trying to juggle work and/or the economic uncertainty of being out of a job, while supporting their children’s education at home. We created a new Woburn Parent Network to offer virtual trainings and support forums that have been very well received, with over 100 parents joining some of the programs.

Just because the year 2020 is coming to a close does not mean we are out of the woods yet. The coming year will bring its own challenges and, with your help, SCI will be there to meet those challenges by continuing to connect people to make a difference. 

We are pleased to report that we raised our #GivingTuesday goal! We greatly appreciate all of the support to date. We are now working on raising the additional $17,000 we need to reach our 2020 year-end goal. Can you make a donation today to help us meet the goal?

You can click here to donate or send a check to:
Social Capital Inc.
165m New Boston St.
Suite 233
Woburn, MA 01801

Thank you for your consideration, and best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving!

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.