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Over the past month we've had two Woburn Parents Network workshops to help parents address the stress that parents and children may experience with the return to school later this month.

Kristen Herlihy, local mom, life and fitness coach and licsw presented “Feeling Anxious? Emotional School Supplies for an Unexpected Year.”  It discussed clearing away emotional triggers, mental road blocks and hidden feelings by learning coping skills for establishing a balanced academic year. You can find the video embedded below.

Jon Mattleman, the Clinical Director for Minding Your Mind's New England area office, presented a workshop entitled "Back to School: Re-entry and Resilience". In the workshop Jon addressed how we can support our children as they get back to school and help them manage ongoing challenges. With his signature compassion and humor, counselor Jon Mattleman provided attendees with context to the factors impacting this school year, highlighting the resilience we've all shown during this challenging time, and how we can use that to be a source of strength, stability, and support for the youth in our care. You can find his video embedded below.

Woburn Parent Network, a collaboration between SCI Woburn, Woburn Public Schools and The James L. McKeown Boys and Girls Club, was formed in April to help bring relevant programming to and encourage productive conversation between the parents of Woburn.

This project is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

The goal of Woburn Parent Network is to connect parents and families in Woburn with each other for mutual support and with the resources necessary to thrive.  Community connectivity and support is essential now more than ever before due to the global health crisis we are experiencing.

Virtual Worldfest 2020 Schedule

Above you will find the Virtual Worldfest 2020 schedule. You can tune in at facebook.com/sciwoburn or right here at sciwoburn.org/worldfest 

Food from Deliworks!

Wednesday's #Woburnstrong Challenge is to buy a Gift Card to your favorite local business.

Post your photos at the link below!

https://www.facebook.com/SCIWoburn/photos/gm.582147282405991/2856737891028251/?type=3

Language Volunteers

There is a great opportunity for people with language skills to help people in need during this time of crisis!

Role: Volunteer translators
Task: Translate important materials such as program fliers into other languages.
Skills needed: Ability to translate materials from English into one or more of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole Frequency: Available to translate 1 or 2 items per month

SCI AmeriCorps Members Loading Recyclables.

Medeiros Crew Recycling will once again be holding appliance, Freon, CRT and electronics recycling drives. The next recycling event is Saturday, December 21st from 9 to 1 at the Spence Farm property located at 41 Wyman Street in Woburn. 

St. John's Baptist Church

This Friday, December 6, at 7:30 pm there will be a jazz concert, featuring The Tufts Jazz Orchestra, at St. John's Baptist Church at 38 Everett St. here in Woburn. 

Concert admission is based on a Free Will Offering -- i.e. donate what you are able to.

You can find out more from their facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/sjbc.info

 

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Woburn Public Library Logo

The Woburn Public Library and SCI Woburn are teaming up to bring another unique opportunity to the community: The Human Library.

…Wait.  What?

Well. It’s sort of an interesting thing. This event aims to create a safe space where one-on-one dialogue can lead to greater understanding, compassion and acceptance. Our goal, here, is to encourage community members (our “books” share their stories with other community members (“readers”, if you like) in short, one-on-one conversations.