AmeriCorps

How SCI AmeriCorps members make a difference as mentors

In honor of national Mentoring Month this January, I decided to look into how some of our very own SCI AmeriCorps members are making a difference as mentors in their community. Both Patience Misner and Bridget Peters are SCI AmeriCorps members serving in Lynn, however at different organizations. Patience serves with Girls Inc. of Lynn and Bridget serves with the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance. As Youth Leadership Coordinators (YLCs), they spend the day navigating the role of mentor and creating positive, empowering relationships with youth. 

Patience and Bridget both have similar definitions of what it means to be a mentor - someone who leads by example and strives to build relationships with mentees through trust, education, and positive encouragement. Key to their definition is also the fact that mentorship provides youth with a supportive role model who helps them understand that their voice matters and that they have the power to make a difference in their community.Read more

Help SCI develop young leaders into compassionate, engaged adults!

Last week, I was reminded of an amazing fact: SCI programming changes lives. While looking through dusty surveys completed by members of SCI Youth Councils in 2010, I came across a familiar name: Genesis Barrientos. 
 
Genesis is one of our 25 amazing SCI AmeriCorps members this year - 
a recent college graduate eager to give back to her community and willing to dedicate a year of her life to service. But just five years ago as a high school student in Lynn, she was a Girls Inc. of Lynn member serving on the Part of the Solution Youth Council, a youth leadership council facilitated by SCI AmeriCorps members.
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Back With a Mission --Jay Wong

"Back With a Mission" by Michael Gagne , The Herald News
 
Our own SCI AmeriCorps member Jay Wong was featured in The Herald News for her service in Fall River. Learn more about her and how she ishelping with students and giving back to her community. 
 
Jay’s story and her SCI AmeriCorps service with United Neighbors of Fall River and the Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community was recently highlighted in a front page article in The Herald.
 

Become an SCI AmeriCorps Host Site!



SCI currently places 25 AmeriCorps members at nonprofits throughout Eastern Massachusetts (for a full list, see our Locations Page). We are always looking to expand our AmeriCorps program to new organizations throughout the state. Though we are open to new communities, priority will be given to organizations based in communities where members are already serving, as they are covered by our current grant. We will begin accepting applications for the 2015-2016 AmeriCorps term in early 2015, so stay tuned!

In line with our current organizational focus, SCI is looking to partner with nonprofit organizations whose mission/programming addresses one or more of the following areas: youth success, health and wellness, and economic development.Read more

Become an SCI AmeriCorps Host Site

SCI currently places 25 AmeriCorps members at nonprofits throughout Eastern Massachusetts (for a full list, see our Locations Page). We are always looking to expand our AmeriCorps program to new organizations and communities throughout the state. We will begin accepting applications for the 2015-2016 AmeriCorps term in early 2015, so stay tuned!Read more

Now recruiting SCI AmeriCorps member to serve at Latino Stem Alliance!

SCI has added a new partner and AmeriCorps host site! Latino Stem Alliance has joined the SCI network and we are actively recruiting an SCI AmeriCorps member to fill the position of Volunteer Outreach Coordinator. To apply, please read info regarding the VOC position here.

SLIDESHOW: SCI AmeriCorps members attend 20th anniversary!

Jordan Caress

View pictures from Massachusetts' celebration of the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps at Tufts University here!

Photos by Andrew Gibson

Huffington Post publishes piece by SCI's first AmeriCorps member

"Reflections on 9/11: Faced with Adversity, I Will Persevere", by Roger Wong, Huffington Post (September 11, 2014)

On the eve of the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps, the Huffington Post has published a piece by SCI AmeriCorps alum Roger Wong. The piece, which documents his call to service after 9/11, is a wonderful reminder of the ways that we can reach out in times of crisis. It is also proof that AmeriCorps can be the gateway to a life of service. Congrats, Roger!

Huffington Post publishes piece by SCI's first AmeriCorps member, Roger Wong

"Reflections on 9/11: Faced with Adversity, I Will Persevere", by Roger Wong, Huffington Post (September 11, 2014)

On the eve of the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps, the Huffington Post has published a piece by SCI AmeriCorps alum Roger Wong. The piece, which documents his call to service after 9/11, is a wonderful reminder of the ways that we can reach out in a time of crisis. It is also proof that AmeriCorps can be the gateway to a life of service. Congrats, Roger!

Learning To Connect: SCI AmeriCorps Orientation and Beyond

On Tuesday morning, September 2nd, over 20 brand new SCI AmeriCorps members arrived at the Great Hall in Dorchester for our first day of orientation and training.

I had spent the month prior trying to reorient myself to the Northeast after spending the last eight years in sunny, polite Tennessee. Without a job or any kind of routine, I meandered through my new hometown of Salem, and the rest of the North Shore, enjoying the natural beauty, the seafood, and the opportunity to sleep in. This might sound like an ideal way to spend the month of August in New England, but I was restless. Read more

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