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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.
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?
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.
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 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.