Links and Resources

Here are some helpful links to articles and websites relevant to our mission! Directly below are links related to SCI's current organizational focus on health & wellness and youth success. You will also find more information on social capital, top SCI blogs, and links to civic engagement and service organizations.


Social Capital and Health Links



"Social capital and health – implications for health promotion"- Overview of study by Malin Eriksson

"Social Capital Is as Important as Financial Capital in Health Care" - Harvard Business Review


Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

"Social Determinants of Health: Social Capital" - America’s Essential Hospitals Institute

"Social Cohesion/Social capital as Crosscutting Determinants of Health: The need for Intersectoral Policy Initiatives" - National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (Canada)


Loneliness & Isolation

"The age of loneliness is killing us" - George Monbiot, The Guardian

"How to End the Senior Loneliness Epidemic" - Melanie Haiken


Youth Success/Achievement Links

"How Social Capital Can Help Close the Achievement Gap" - CUNY Institute for Education Policy

"Closing the Civic Achievement and Social Capital Gaps" - David Crowley, SCI President and Founder


Youth Civic Engagement

Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE)

Constitutional Rights Foundation

Youth Vote Coalition



Top SCI Blog Posts

5 Ways You Can Build Social Capital

Millenials Finding Their Own Ways to Engage

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Build Social Capital...and Boost the Economy!

Building Social Capital for Youth Success and Healthy Communities

8 Social Media Tips for Nonprofits


Social Capital/Civic Engagement Resources

Saguaro Seminar on Civic Engagement

Better Together Initiative

Social Capital Community Benchmark Study

Knight Foundation's "Soul of the Community"

Civic Vitality in Boston Region


Volunteer and Service Programs


America's Promise

Corporation for National Service

Generations Incorporated

Points of Light Foundation


Boston Resources

Massachusetts Service Alliance


The Boston Indicators Project