Join the 2015 Social Capital Forum steering committee

Our 2015 Social Capital Forum will focus on the relationship between social capital and health. We are looking for committee members with a particular interest or expertise in this intersection who can offer input on potential speakers, panelists, and event logistics. The first meeting of this committee will take place on December 2nd, 2014 in Boston. If you would like to attend, please email Jordan Caress for more information.

Girls Inc. of Lynn seeks volunteer Choral Director

Have a passion for music? Looking to give back to your community while doing something you love? 
Girls Inc. of Lynn is seeking a volunteer Choral Director to create a Girls Inc. of Lynn chorus of 20 girls, ages 5-15! The position would require a weekly commitment of one hour (specifics are further addressed below.
Detailed Description courtesy of SCI Lynn: 
Blend voices of a group of incredible urban singers!
Girls Incorporated of Lynn is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic and social barriers. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically, lead healthy and physically active lives, manage money, navigate media messages, and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
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Summit offers important insight on cross-sector collaboration

Panelists at this year's Gateway Cities Innovation Summit made it clear that the key to success in economic development and neighborhood revitalization is successful cross-sector collaboration. Through these "unlikely partnerships", new and exciting ideas are generated and reciprocity is cultivated.
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Victory Programs seek volunteers for 'Celebration of Life' Thanksgiving Dinner

Victory Programs' Boston Living Center is looking for volunteers to help with their annual Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner, serving 700+ people living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones. They need a total of 250 volunteers to help with everything from serving food to set-up, coat check, greeting guests, and clean up. If interested, find more info here.

SCI Partners Join in Food Day Events

Health proponents and food activists across the US are celebrating Food Day 2014, an initiative of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). For the fourth consecutive year, Food Day (officially celebrated on October 24th) unites people of all backgrounds and geographical locations in a common cause: "to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies."

In Chelsea, our partners at Healthy Chelsea have been offering programming all month leading up to the momentous day. Through gardening workshops, shopping tours of Market Basket, and taste tests and demonstrations in Chelsea's Public Schools, Healthy Chelsea has taken a multifaceted approach, addressing several of the factors that contribute to health and wellness in the community. They have also engaged in a social media campaign to encourage healthy eaters to document and share pictures of meals that feature nutrient-rich "real food."
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