SCI AmeriCorps

AboutAbout AmeriCorps
About Social Capital Inc. (SCI)
The mission of Social Capital Inc. (SCI) is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives.  We envision a nation where individuals are strongly connected to their neighbors and play an active role in shaping the destiny of their communities.  This increase in ‘social capital’ will result in communities that are safer, healthier and more vital.  
 
For 12 years, SCI has been increasing social capital and community engagement in Eastern Massachusetts communities.  In the process, SCI has developed tools, program models, trainings and other resources to help communities boost their social capital and thus better tackle issues of concern. We are actively seeking organizations and communities that would like to partner with SCI and leverage our social capital building expertise to address pressing issues such as health & wellness, youth success and economic development.
 
 
 
The SCI AmeriCorps program with Social Capital Inc. addresses the need to increase social capital to improve the educational success of youth. Evidence suggests that providing an opportunity for leadership training, for service learning, and to build positive relationships with adult mentors can make a difference in social capital levels for them.
 
Since 2007, SCI AmeriCorps members have served with SCI and at various host sites. Host sites are selected through an application process that determines their alignment with the mission of Social Capital Inc and SCI AmeriCorps. Our members increase the capacity of host sites to engage volunteers in roles that help build relationships and increase opportunity for youth. 
SCI AmeriCorps focuses our social capital building efforts on supporting youth success, based on the evidence that increasing adult volunteers serving youth in need, and providing leadership training and community service opportunities for youth can contribute to their overall success. 
 
The goal of the SCI AmeriCorps program is to connect youth with relationships, experiences and resources they need to succeed. Members will achieve this goal by implementing volunteer outreach and capacity building activities that increase adult volunteers serving youth in need, and through providing leadership training and community service opportunities for youth. 
 
SCI AmeriCorps members are placed into one of two teams: Volunteer Outreach Coordinators and Youth Leadership Coordinators. 
 
Members implement volunteer outreach and capacity building activities that increase adult volunteers serving youth in need, and provide leadership training and community service opportunities for youth. 
 

What is AmeriCorps?

 
 
About AmeriCorps
 
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 80,000 citizens (nearly 2,000 in MA) each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, the environment, public safety (including disaster preparedness and response), health, etc.  Since 1994, 820,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours of service.
 
 
 
 
 
Supporters
 
SCI receives fiscal and technical support from the following partners:
 
 
 
The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), established in 1991, is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on community service and volunteerism. Its mission is to catalyze the innovation and growth of service and volunteerism by creating partnerships that maximize resources, expertise, capacity, and impact.
 
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) established in 1993, CNCS is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs -- Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund -- and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. As the nation’s largest grantmaker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America’s nonprofit sector and addressing our nation’s challenges through service.
 
 
 
About the SCI AmeriCorps Program
 
SCI AmeriCorps is an AmeriCorps state program administrated by the MSA.  The program at Social Capital Inc began in 2007 and has continued to grow.  
 
SCI anticipates having approximately 25 full-time AmeriCorps members across the communities in which we are currently operating the program. Members are divided into two teams, Youth Leadership Coordinators and Volunteer Outreach Coordinators.  Position descriptions are provided. Priority communities for the SCI AmeriCorps program are Boston (especially Dorchester, Roxbury & Mattapan), Fall River, Lynn, Revere, Lawrence and Woburn.  We may be able to explore additional communities.
 
The current SCI AmeriCorps grant has an increased focus on education; in particular, helping agencies increase their capacity to recruit and manage volunteers in order to support young people’s success.  This includes several aspects of social capital building for youth: recruiting volunteers to serve young people; engaging youth in serving the community; and increasing parental involvement in educational activities. 
 
 
 
About Social Capital Inc. (SCI)
 
The mission of Social Capital Inc. (SCI) is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives.  We envision a nation where individuals are strongly connected to their neighbors and play an active role in shaping the destiny of their communities.  This increase in ‘social capital’ will result in communities that are safer, healthier and more vital.  
 
For 12 years, SCI has been increasing social capital and community engagement in Eastern Massachusetts communities.  In the process, SCI has developed tools, program models, trainings and other resources to help communities boost their social capital and thus better tackle issues of concern. We are actively seeking organizations and communities that would like to partner with SCI and leverage our social capital building expertise to address pressing issues such as health & wellness, youth success and economic development. About AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 80,000 citizens (nearly 2,000 in MA) each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, the environment, public safety (including disaster preparedness and response), health, etc.  Since 1994, 820,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours of service.
 
 
 
 
Our Supporters
 
SCI receives fiscal and technical support from the following partners:
 
  • The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), established in 1991, is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on community service and volunteerism. Its mission is to catalyze the innovation and growth of service and volunteerism by creating partnerships that maximize resources, expertise, capacity, and impact.
  • The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) established in 1993, CNCS is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs -- Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund -- and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. As the nation’s largest grantmaker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America’s nonprofit sector and addressing our nation’s challenges through service.
 
 

More Resources:

 
More information on becoming host site partner is available here.
 
Learn more about becoming an SCI AmeriCorps member here.
 
Current Members & Supervisors: Resources available here
 

Find out more about AmeriCorps at www.americorps.gov.

The current SCI AmeriCorps grant has an increased focus on education; in particular, helping agencies increase their capacity to recruit and manage volunteers in order to support young people’s success.  This includes several aspects of social capital building for youth: recruiting volunteers to serve young people; engaging youth in serving the community; and increasing parental involvement in educational activities.  AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 80,000 citizens (nearly 2,000 in MA) each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, the environment, public safety (including disaster preparedness and response), health, etc.  Since 1994, 820,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours of service.
 
Supporters
SCI receives fiscal and technical support from the following partners:
The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), established in 1991, is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on community service and volunteerism. Its mission is to catalyze the innovation and growth of service and volunteerism by creating partnerships that maximize resources, expertise, capacity, and impact.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) established in 1993, CNCS is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs -- Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund -- and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. As the nation’s largest grantmaker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America’s nonprofit sector and addressing our nation’s challenges through service.
 
 
About the SCI AmeriCorps Program
SCI AmeriCorps is an AmeriCorps state program administrated by the MSA.  The program at Social Capital Inc began in 2007 and has continued to grow.  
 
SCI anticipates having approximately 25 full-time AmeriCorps members across the communities in which we are currently operating the program. Members are divided into two teams, Youth Leadership Coordinators and Volunteer Outreach Coordinators.  Position descriptions are provided. Priority communities for the SCI AmeriCorps program are Boston (especially Dorchester, Roxbury & Mattapan), Fall River, Lynn, Revere, Lawrence and Woburn.  We may be able to explore additional communities.
 
The current SCI AmeriCorps grant has an increased focus on education; in particular, helping agencies increase their capacity to recruit and manage volunteers in order to support young people’s success.  This includes several aspects of social capital building for youth: recruiting volunteers to serve young people; engaging youth in serving the community; and increasing parental involvement in educational activities.