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Charlestown Community Website/Calendar Meeting

Charlestown Community Website/Calendar Meeting
Tomorrow evening, October 6, from 6-8 PM SCI will be meeting with invested community members in Charlestown to discuss a new community portal. This meeting is open to the public. We will be looking for community members that want to take part in guiding this project as well as volunteers to add to the portal. 
The community meeting will be located at: 
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital 
1st floor Conference Rooms A&B 
300 1st Ave, Charlestown MA, 02129
Light refreshments will be served. 

#WalkWednesday In Chelsea

Our #WalkWednesday group will be starting up its weekly walks again! As of next Wednesday, September 21, we will meet for #WalkWednesday at 9 a.m. on the steps of the Chelsea Public Library. Please join us to explore the community and get healthy together! The #WalkWednesday group is a collaboration involving SCI, The Neighborhood Developers and The Healthy Chelsea Coalition.

SCI is looking for a Network Technology Associate.

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SCI Network Technology Associate Position Description

SCI's mission is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. SCI helps community organizations develop the skills and tools needed to engage citizens to make a difference, with a priority on promoting youth success and healthy communities.

SCI has dynamic community web portals for many communities across Massachusetts, using the open source content management system, Drupal, to provide community members with a searchable database of local services and the latest social networking tools to connect with neighbors and local organizations.

We are creating a new part-time staff position to help us respond to the growing demand for this portal tool. The position provides a great opportunity for someone passionate about using technology to make a difference to demonstrate and further develop their skills. This position is an excellent opportunity for a college or grad student, or others seeking part-time work to build their skills and make a difference.Read more

The 2010 Summer Concert Series in Woburn


The 2010 Horn Pond Summer Concert Series has been a great success with crowds topping 500 residents. This year’s line-up has brought Irish music, Bluegrass, Ska and more. The concert was coordinated by Social Capital Inc. along with the North Suburban YMCA, WREN and the support of local business sponsors.Read more

Dorchester Youths Involved in Anti-Littering Campaign

Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester PSA EntryThe Dorchester Youth Council, led by SCI AmeriCorps Members, invited youth to help bring awareness to the litter problem in the community, help increase public knowledge of the impacts of litter and provide ways everyone can make a difference in keeping Dorchester litter-free.

The Dorchester Youth Council will judge the PSA entries and award cash prizes to the three groups that create the best Anti-Littering PSAs.  Youth groups from all around the Dorchester area have joined in the competition including Upward Bound UMASS Boston, BCYF Grove Hall Community Center, and the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester.

The contest was made possible in part by a donation from SCI of $1000.

You can see several of the video PSA entries on the mydorchester website here.

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