It's Better to Give and Recieve

"One of the most satisfying experiences of this year was having the opportunity to connect Carol, a community member, with resources that enrich her life. Carol is a vivacious woman who is active with her local neighborhood association, Greater Four Corners, and she also volunteers her time to give free piano lessons to community members in the building where I serve.

Because she does so much for the Dorchester community, I was happy to be able to give back to her in some way. Lauren Anderson and I began a Spanish class in the community center where we serve with SCI because the center director had received requests from community members who wanted to learn Spanish to compete in the job market or to converse with their Spanish speaking friends. Carol was the first person to join the class and even though she struggled at the beginning, she’s become our best student, attending every single class. Through the class, Carol has learned to converse with her good friend Raymond, a native Spanish speaker, and she tells us that the class is the highlight of her day.

Through our relationship with Carol from the class, we recruited Carol to volunteer as a musician with Codman Square Health Center ‘s Black History Month celebration, and to volunteer as a greeter at the Codman Square Tech Center. Carol is an inspiration to me of how we as community members can improve our lives through social interaction and giving back to our communities, and she makes me proud to be part of an organization that works to foster social connections and connect community members with resources that can enriches people’s lives." - Lauren Ames 

"One of the most satisfying experiences of this year was having the opportunity to connect Carol, a community member, with  resources that enrich her life.  Carol is a vivacious woman who is active with her local neighborhood association, Greater Four  Corners, and she also volunteers her time to give free piano lessons to community members in the building where I serve.  
 
Because she does so much for the Dorchester community, I was happy to be able to give back to her in some way.  Lauren Anderson  and I began a Spanish class in the community center where we serve with SCI because the center director had received requests  from community members who wanted to learn Spanish to compete in the job market or to converse with their Spanish speaking  friends.  Carol was the first person to join the class and even though she struggled at the beginning, she’s become our best  student, attending every single class.  Through the class, Carol has learned to converse with her good friend Raymond, a native  Spanish speaker, and she tells us that the class is the highlight of her day.
 
Through our relationship with Carol from the class, we recruited Carol to volunteer as a musician with Codman Square Health  Center ‘s Black History Month celebration, and to volunteer as a greeter at the Codman Square Tech Center.  Carol is an  inspiration to me of how we as community members can improve our lives through social interaction and giving back to our  communities, and she makes me proud to be part of an organization that works to foster social connections and connect community  members with resources that can enriches people’s lives." - Lauren Ames
"One of the most satisfying experiences of this year was having the opportunity to connect Carol, a community member, with  resources that enrich her life.  Carol is a vivacious woman who is active with her local neighborhood association, Greater Four  Corners, and she also volunteers her time to give free piano lessons to community members in the building where I serve.  
 
Because she does so much for the Dorchester community, I was happy to be able to give back to her in some way.  Lauren Anderson  and I began a Spanish class in the community center where we serve with SCI because the center director had received requests  from community members who wanted to learn Spanish to compete in the job market or to converse with their Spanish speaking  friends.  Carol was the first person to join the class and even though she struggled at the beginning, she’s become our best  student, attending every single class.  Through the class, Carol has learned to converse with her good friend Raymond, a native  Spanish speaker, and she tells us that the class is the highlight of her day.
 
Through our relationship with Carol from the class, we recruited Carol to volunteer as a musician with Codman Square Health  Center ‘s Black History Month celebration, and to volunteer as a greeter at the Codman Square Tech Center.  Carol is an  inspiration to me of how we as community members can improve our lives through social interaction and giving back to our  communities, and she makes me proud to be part of an organization that works to foster social connections and connect community  members with resources that can enriches people’s lives." - Lauren Ames"One of the most satisfying experiences of this year was having the opportunity to connect Carol, a community member, with 
 
resources that enrich her life.  Carol is a vivacious woman who is active with her local neighborhood association, Greater Four 
 
Corners, and she also volunteers her time to give free piano lessons to community members in the building where I serve.  
 
Because she does so much for the Dorchester community, I was happy to be able to give back to her in some way.  Lauren Anderson 
 
and I began a Spanish class in the community center where we serve with SCI because the center director had received requests 
 
from community members who wanted to learn Spanish to compete in the job market or to converse with their Spanish speaking 
 
friends.  Carol was the first person to join the class and even though she struggled at the beginning, she’s become our best 
 
student, attending every single class.  Through the class, Carol has learned to converse with her good friend Raymond, a native 
 
Spanish speaker, and she tells us that the class is the highlight of her day.
 
Through our relationship with Carol from the class, we recruited Carol to volunteer as a musician with Codman Square Health 
 
Center ‘s Black History Month celebration, and to volunteer as a greeter at the Codman Square Tech Center.  Carol is an 
 
inspiration to me of how we as community members can improve our lives through social interaction and giving back to our 
 
communities, and she makes me proud to be part of an organization that works to foster social connections and connect community 
 
members with resources that can enriches people’s lives." - Lauren Ames
"One of the most satisfying experiences of this year was having the opportunity to connect Carol, a community member, with resources that enrich her life.  Carol is a vivacious woman who is active with her local neighborhood association, Greater Four Corners, and she also volunteers her time to give free piano lessons to community members in the building where I serve.  
 
Because she does so much for the Dorchester community, I was happy to be able to give back to her in some way.  Lauren Anderson and I began a Spanish class in the community center where we serve with SCI because the center director had received requests from community members who wanted to learn Spanish to compete in the job market or to converse with their Spanish speaking friends.  Carol was the first person to join the class and even though she struggled at the beginning, she’s become our best student, attending every single class.  Through the class, Carol has learned to converse with her good friend Raymond, a native Spanish speaker, and she tells us that the class is the highlight of her day.
 
Through our relationship with Carol from the class, we recruited Carol to volunteer as a musician with Codman Square Health Center ‘s Black History Month celebration, and to volunteer as a greeter at the Codman Square Tech Center.  Carol is an inspiration to me of how we as community members can improve our lives through social interaction and giving back to our communities, and she makes me proud to be part of an organization that works to foster social connections and connect community members with resources that can enriches people’s lives." - Lauren Ames"