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Serve with SCI AmeriCorps

SCI is accepting applications for additional SCI AmeriCorps Host Sites.  Please review the application and information on our website to learn how to become part of our SCI AmeriCorps team.  The deadline for applications is June 14, 2013.  http://socialcapitalinc.org/node/1442

Social Capital Forum Series

SCI is kicking off their first ever Social Capital Forum Series on Friday, May 3rd! You are invited to attend this interesting discussion on how community engagement can drive economic growth. The Forum will feature including Peter Levine, Director of CIRCLE at Tufts University, and the Mayor of Somerville, Joseph Curtatone. Peter Levine will present some of the leading research on this topic including results from the study "Civic Health & Unemployment II" released in September 2012 by The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC). This study links high levels of civic health to lower unemployment rates. It also points to the importance of "social cohesion" and the presence of nonprofits that engage the community as contributing to a stronger employment picture. This event is FREE but advance registration is required. The forum will take place at Goulston & Storrs (400 Atlantic Avenue, Boston MA). Registration and networking begin at 8AM and the program will run from 8:30-10:30AM. A light breakfast will also be served. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! To sign up, please go to: http://socialcapitalforum.eventbrite.com/

Become an SCI AmeriCorps Member!

Apply to join the team of SCI AmeriCorps members to build social capital in our communities through civic engagement opportunities.  We are currently accepting applications for our positions that begin in Sept. 2013!  Our host sites are located in Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan, Woburn, Lynn, Chinatown and Fall River.  SCI AmeriCorps members serve as either Volunteer Outreach Coordinators (VOC) or Youth Leadership Coordinators (YLC).

For more information, click here. 

 

SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon

SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon

April 3, 2013
11:30 A.M. Networking & Registration
12:00 to 1:30 P.M. Luncheon
Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199

 

SCI’s annual luncheon honors individuals who exemplify our mission.  The SCI Idealist Award is presented to leaders who dedicate their lives and engage their social capital to address some of the most pressing needs in our community.  In addition, SCI will present the Community Social Capitalist Award to five outstanding volunteers who impact the lives of others by leveraging their personal and professional network to make a difference. 


SCI is delighted to present Josh Kraft and Robert Lewis, Jr. with our 2013 Idealist Award. Josh is Nicholas President and Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and Robert Lewis, Jr. is Vice President for Program at the Boston Foundation.

For more information click here. 

Positive Press from The Daily Item!

Girls Inc. group vows to be 'Part of Solution'Originally Published on Saturday, January 26, 2013

LYNN — Girls Incorporated's "Part of the Solution" is looking for a few good ideas to better the city, and it will award mini-grants to the best.

"Anything that would impact Lynn as a whole and make it shine," said Part of the Solution (POS) member Franklin Abreu.

Abreu, 15, joined POS, the only coed group at Girls Inc., just this year and he said he thinks he'll stay "for many more years." He said he likes the idea of helping to plan projects that make the city a better place.

POS is a youth initiative focused on making a positive impact on the city, and part of its mission is empowering other youths to do the same.

POS member Victoria Bene said the group is looking to subsidize youth-driven community projects and will provide grants of $100 and up to $250 for projects it believes show promise. According to Bene, the projects will be chosen by the youth advisory council, which is comprised of 20 to 30 teens from different backgrounds.

"We are able to offer this unique opportunity thanks to Social Capital Inc.," she stated.

Girls Inc. Youth Leadership Coordinator Ingrid Olson, who advises the group, said she came to Girls Inc. via AmeriCorps and funded by Social Capital, a community-building non-profit agency, which wanted to promote a youth leadership initiative.

"They provided $750 so we could do the mini-grants," she said.

Last year POS held a T-shirt design contest that sold the winning design to raise money for the grants. Olson said they gave away two grants, one to the Friends of Rachel at Lynn English High School and another to help with a community garden.

Proposals must be submitted by Feb. 14. Successful applicants will be selected by Feb. 26 but applications will not be considered without a detailed budget, Bene warned.

"Formal and informal groups can apply on the condition that teens are actively involved in the group and have at least one adult advisor," she wrote.

Bene said it doesn't matter if applicants are looking at creating a gardening project, part of a dance troop, or setting up a reading program. "We need your proposals."

Applicants who meet one of the following criteria: community problem solving, leadership development, service learning, or building social capital, may win greater favor, she said.

For an application or more information contact Olson by email at iolson@girlsinclynn.org or phone at 781-592-9744 ext. 214.

 

To read more great stories click here. 

Lynn Youth Coffee House

Photo by Steven Depolo

Part of the Solution Youth Council

Presents

The Lynn Youth Coffee House

Friday December 7th

8-10 pm.

At Centerboard

16 City Hall Sq.


This FREE event is open to highschoolers only.

Come enjoy a night of live music, spoken word, poetry and more.

There will be free coffee and hot chocolate.

 

Are you interested in performing? Contact us on facebook!

www.facebook.com/partofthesolution

Social Capital Inc. is now recruiting

Social Capital Inc. is recruiting new AmeriCorps members for 5 Mass. Locations, including Lynn and Fall River.  This is a great opportunity for recent college graduates to develop skills and gain valuable experience while serving local communities.  We have two types of positions: Youth Leadership Coordinator and Outreach and Technology Coordinator.  Please click here for detailed information regarding these positions.

 

2010 SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon

Registration for our 2010 SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon will be closing on March 26th.  If you haven’t already purchased a ticket to reserve your seat and would like to, please click here or if you would like to learn more about this year’s Idealist Award winners, Paul Epstein, Saskia Epstein and Susan Musinsky, please click here.
 

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