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SCI AmeriCorps Members Give Presentation at Greater Milford Community Health Network Meeting

SCI AmeriCorps members Helen, Michelle and Victoria recently attended the Greater Milford Community Health Network meeting. Here, Helen and Michelle gave a fantastic presentation on the importance of utilizing social media to brand your organization and to build strong social networks. We're always happy to see members who are serving in different communties come together in order to share resources and help one another!

2018 Social Capitalist Luncheon

SCI's annual Social Capitalist Luncheon was a great success with over 275 people present for the event. We were honored and grateful to have a chance to highlight the tremendous contributions the 2018 Community Social Capitalists and Idealists make to our communities. Special thanks to our gold sponsors, Eastern Bank and MFS Investment Management, for their generous contributions.

This year's Idealist Award was presented to Carol Fulp, CEO of the Partnership, for her vital work to foster diverse leadership in our communities, something that is closely aligned with SCI's values and vital to the well-being of our region. To read more about Carol, click here.

Many thanks to all of our luncheon sponsors: Appleton Partners, Codman Square Health Center, Goulston & Storrs, Inversant, Lamacchia Realty, Liberty Mutual Insurance, National Grid, Stop & Compare Supermarkets, YMCA of Greater Boston, Akar Ventures, Anderson & Kreiger LLP, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Boston Foundation, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Gennari Aronson LLP, Liberty Bay Credit Union, Rick Metters, Maura Embler & Family, and Natixis Investment Managers.

Feed our Families Food and Toiletry Drive

SCI's partner agency United Neighbors of Fall River has recently been witnessing an influx of families from Puerto Rico in the area, many of which are not eligible for usual food pantry services as most of those require at least 30 days residency in the community served. Under these circumstances, United Neighbors of Fall River has been making an effort to step in and distribute/collect essential items for this population. There is a list of needs attached below for anyone who is able to donate in order to help these families.

The ELA™ Teen Leadership Workshop

Apply for the one-day introduction to the Entrepreneurship Leadership Accelerator Program!

The ELA™ one-day workshop will provide high school students with the opportunity to explore and identify their strengths, have better understanding of different career paths they may pursue, and learn about college application and its challenges. In addition, participants will have a class on communication skills to learn how to better present their ideas to different audiences. Learn more details by looking at the attached flier below.

When:    February 10, 2018 

             Snow day: March 3, 2018

              8:30 am to 5:30 pmRead more

Be Part of the Learn More, Earn More Campaign Day!

Join Mayor McGee, JVS, LHAND, LEO, and other Lynn community partners on January 15th (MLK Day) to connect community members with free community resources!
 
You will join a team of enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to helping people improve their lives through skill building and employment services. Do you like spreading the word through one-on-one conversations? We’ve got a role for you! Would you rather distribute hundreds of flyers without having to talk to anyone? Don’t worry, we’ve got a role for you too!
 
If you have the time, we will find the right role for you to help this city-wide effort!
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Giving of Thanks by Pastor Mohanan (Moh) Unni at SCI's 15th Anniversary Celebration

Ladies and Gentlemen. Welcome!

 

My name is Pastor Mohanan Unni, and I serve at the Shepherd’s House in Woburn. The organizing and planning committee of SCI requested that I say a few words on “Thanksgiving.” Before we eat supper, I would like us to take a couple of minutes to reflect on “inclusiveness” of our American Thanksgiving.

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15 Years of Building Social Capital

Here is a slideshow with some of the milestones we shared at the Social Capital Inc. 15th Anniversary event on November 16, 2017.

15 Ways You Can Help SCI

15 Ways You Can Help SCI

 

  1. Donate!
  2. Volunteer to serve as a Woburn Ambassador, sharing your knowledge and passion for Woburn with newcomers.

  3. Join us for #WalkWednesday in Chelsea, or talk to us about how you can get a similar effort going in your community.

  4. Meet with David to explore joining the SCI Board or Ambassadors Council.

  5. Offer your home as a stop on the Woburn Holiday House Tour on Dec. 10 and/or recruit a friend to do so!

  6. Tell someone in your network about the chance to serve with SCI AmeriCorps. We have openings for a 6 month term of service in January, and a 10 month term starting in September.

  7. Contribute an item that can be raffled at the Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 10.

  8. Sign-up for one of SCI’s community enewsletters.Read more

An Interview with Katie Sullivan - SCI AmeriCorps Member

Katie Sullivan

Katie Sullivan is an SCI AmeriCorps member who was originally drawn to the program through the experience she had with the Boys & Girls Club of Woburn while attending Woburn Memorial High School. As a sophomore, Katie made the decision to apply to the Intrepid Keystone Club - a choice that eventually set her on a path that led her to attend the University of New Hampshire and upon graduating, inspired her to give back to the organization which had such an strong impact on her as a highschooler.

 

Questions & Answers

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