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

SCI Idealist Awards 2023

On May 4th at District Hall Boston, SCI Social Capital Inc. hosted an event where the annual SCI Idealist Award was presented to Natanja Craig Oquendo, Michael Curry, and Pam Eddinger

This event of the SCI Connect & Inspire series was an incredible evening that delivered on its name’s promise. Countless connections were made during the evening, whether meeting new people or finding a familiar face. And inspiration was at every turn.

Remarks from our SCI team shared the impact of our organization, highlighted by current SCI AmeriCorps member Matthew Brown. Matt shared an emotional rendition of his journey through his SCI AmeriCorps service! The night’s honorees gave words of encouragement, reflection, and inspiration. All were celebrated with a standing ovation. 

Thank you to everyone that joined us! We can’t wait to see you at our next event! (If you can’t wait for the next SCI Connect & Inspire event, make sure to check out this year’s Juneteenth Woburn celebration, organized by SCI!)

Be Inspired!

You can see all of the inspiration shared, check out the SCI Connect & Inspire Playlist!

Meet our 2023 SCI Idealist Honorees

Natanja Craig Oquendo

Executive Director of the Boston Women’s Fund

Michael Curry, Esq.

President & CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

Pam Y. Eddinger, PhD

President of Bunker Hill Community College

The SCI Idealist Award, presented annually, recognizes individuals in the Greater Boston community who exemplify the Social Capitalist spirit and strengthen communities through their vision, ability to bring diverse individuals together, and dedicated service.

SCI envisions a nation where individuals are strongly connected to their neighbors and play an active role in shaping the destiny of their communities. Through this event, we hope to inspire others to follow the lead of our growing list of SCI Idealist Honorees.

The SCI Connect & Inspire Series is a new name and format for the event that has been known for 15 years as the SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon. The events recognize leaders that exemplify the goals of SCI and bring people together.