Read below for opportunities to connect for Impact.

Comcast Cares Day 2014

Groundwork Lawrence Logo

Join Groundwork Lawrence Green Team, Comcast, and the City of Lawrence Mayor's Health Task Force and many more partners to clean up and complete beautification projects across Lawrence. Earth Day brings together hundreds of volunteers dedicated to making a positive impact on the community by planting trees, transforming vacant lots, building community gardens, and generally cleaning up the city. 

This event will take place on Saturday, April 26th from 8 am until 1 pm at the Campagnone North Common (across from City Hall) located at 200 Common Street in Lawrence. For more information about volunteering, contact Rosa at rpina@groundworklawrence.org or by phone at 978-974-0770 x7001. For corporate teams, contact Amanda at 978-974-0770 x7007. 

Stand Against Racism Event with the Mattapan Youth Council

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The Mattapan Youth Council will host a youth-centered event called Stand Against Racism. This event is scheduled to take place on April 25, 2014. The plans for this event are still in the works. For more information, please contact Gia Garris at ggarris@socialcapitalinc.org.

Seeking Performers and Participants for WorldFest

Korean Fan Dancers

SCI Woburn and the YMCA International Learning Center are seeking participants to share their culture at our 4th Annual WorldFest celebration. WorldFest is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2-5 pm at the Woburn Public Library Lawn located at 45 Pleasant Street in Woburn. WorldFest is a great opportunity for members of the Greater Boston community to share their culture with others.

We are looking for participants who would like to share their culture through dance, song, food, art, and cultural activities.

If you are interested in participating or performing at WorldFest, please contact Brittany Murphy at bmurphy@socialcapitalinc.org or 781.935.2244.

Join the #SCimpact Conversation

Connect for Community Impact

At the SCI Luncheon starting around 12:10 pm people will be discussing and answering questions on ways they can connect more within their community to create a positive impact. Feel free to join the conversations using the hashtag #SCimpact

Here's an example tweet, if you were answering question 2

"A2. Yes! Lowell is great and very diverse. I love my neighborhood #SCimpact"

 

Below are a list of the questions that people will be tweeting their answers to during the Luncheon:

1. What's something you've seen work to get more people engaged and coming together to improve your community?

2. Would you recommend your neighborhood to others? Why or why not?

3. What community issue are you most passionate about?

4. What is something you have found helpful to successful collaboration?

5. What activities bring diverse people together in your community?

6. What is something about your culture heritage that is important to you?

7. How has social capital helped get you where you are today?

8. What's happening in your community to encourage healthy habits?Read more

Chelsea Chase 5K

Boys & Girls Club of America Logo

On Sunday, May 10th the Jordan Boys & Girls Club will host Chelsea Chase 5K. This event will take place at the Market Basket Plaza located at 170 Everett Avenue in Chelsea beginning at 10 AM. There will be a variety of volunteer roles, from helping at the registration table to encouraging participants throughout the race. All proceeds from this race will help benefit both the Jordan Boys & Girls Club and the Chelsea Police Relief Association. 

For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Michelle Perez at mperez@bgcb.org or by phone at 617-516-5471.

Kite and Bike Festival

Franklin Park Coalition Logo

Come fly a kite at Franklin Park on Saturday, May 17th from 11 am until 4 pm! Join Franklin Park Coalition for their fourth annual historic family and community kite festival in Franklin Park. If you do not have your own kite, kites will be available for purchase. There will also be bikes for free rental for attendees to take a tour of the park on the paved paths around the stadium and golf course. It is encouraged to bring a picnic lunch or enjoy fare from one of the local food trucks. Enjoy spring by flying a kite or taking a ride around Franklin Park. 

This event will take place at the Playstead Ballfield located at 450 Walnut Ave, Boston, MA 02130. This event is co-sponsored by Franklin Park Coalition, Discover Roxbury, Boston Bikes, and Boston Parks and Recreation Department. 

Battle of Bunker Hill Road Race

Boys & Girls Club of America Logo

The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club will be hosting a Bunker Hill Road Race. This road race will take place at the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club located at 60 High Street in Charlestown on Sunday, June 15th. Volunteers would be needed at 9:15 am. Some of the volunteer roles are course monitors, enthusiastic fans, water stop facilitators, race day registration, greeters, and Friday number pick up. 

 

If interested in volunteering, please contact John Kiloran at jkiloran@bgcb.org

Spring Planting at Franklin Park

Franklin Park Coalition Logo

On Saturday, April 26 Franklin Park Coalition will host a spring planting event. Join Franklin Park Coalition to help plant young trees and clear invasive species in the woodlands of Franklin Park. This event will take place from 10 am until Noon. Volunteers should wear old clothes and bring work gloves if they have their own. Gloves can be provided if volunteers do not have their own. Volunteers will meet at the Valley Gates Parking Lot located midway along Franklin Park Road in Dorchester. 

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Pareesa Charmchi at pcharmchi@socialcapitalinc.org.

Lynn Park Clean Up

Want to help make Lynn's parks a clean and safe place this spring? Our SCI AmeriCorps member, Amanda is in need of groups to commit to cleaning one of the 25 parks or playgrounds in the City of Lynn. Clean up dates are flexible and can be scheduled based on the group's availability. Clean-ups are scheduled for April-June and September-October. Clean up supplies will be provided. 

Please contact Amanda Rzepkowski at arzepkowski@socialcapitalinc.org if interested or have any questions.

Would You Like to Volunteer at the SCI Luncheon Next Week?

2013 volunteer at registration table
The SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. SCI is looking for 1 to 2 more volunteers to help with registration at the Luncheon from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to become involved and network with some of Boston's influential leaders. If interested in volunteering, please contact Regina Au at regina@biomarketinginsight.com.