Program Overview:

What can SCI offer your community?
For 15 years, SCI has been increasing social capital and community engagement in Eastern Massachusetts communities.  In the process, SCI has developed tools, program models, trainings and other resources to help communities boost their social capital and thus better tackle issues of concern. We are actively seeking organizations and communities that would like to partner with SCI and leverage our social capital building expertise to address pressing issues such as health & wellness, youth success and economic development. Below is a summary of programs and services available through SCI.
  • Helps community members find community events, volunteer opportunities & local resources.
  • Weekly community eBlast to highlight key happenings with links to the community portal for more information


SCI AmeriCorps

  • SCI trains and places full-time AmeriCorps members with selected community partners in Boston, Fall River, Lynn and Woburn.
  • Members serve on one of two teams: Youth Leadership Coordinators & Volunteer Outreach Coordinators.
  • Youth Councils
  • Train-the-Trainer approach to implement curriculum
Social Capital Assessment & Action Plan
  • Facilitated community assessment & planning session(s)
  • Social capital baseline tool for organizations & community
  • Action plan development
  • Coaching on plan implementation
Online Community Engagement Strategy
  • Social Media Engagement - Strategy development & content planning linked to social impact goals.
  • Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram
  • Training on social media best practices
Social Capitalist Fellowship Community Training Program
  • Training for emerging adult community leaders.
  • Fellows implement community impact project with coaching from SCI.
Social Capital Workshops
  • How a social network focus can increase impact
  • Leveraging social media to increase engagement
  • Social Capital Forums exploring link between social capital research and key social issues.
  • Access to/chance to share best practices, successful models and engagement opportunities.
  • Research on: 1)  Links between social capital interventions and health & wellness and youth development outcomes. 2) Social capital building best practices


Our goal in the next 3 years is to be involved in 25 new communities in the Northeast with a focus on New England. To explore how SCI can help in your community, please send your inquiries to David Crowley at