The mission of SCI Woburn is to strengthen the community by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. The SCI Woburn website serves as a community resource connecting residents to volunteer opportunities, community events and resources.

Boston Greenfest 2008Boston GreenFest 2008 is an entertaining education festival celebrating the many ways we can create a better world through greening our neighborhoods, our communities and the entire Boston area. We will display and demonstrate many fun ways people can save energy and save money with products and systems available today.  Movies, music, art exhibits, virtual interactive experiences, youthtalks, food, discussions fun for kids, the whole family and much more... Sponsors and exhibitors will have the ability to gain direct contact with Boston area citizens and political leaders. They will also benefit from press coverage of this festival in which we meet the challenge of global climate change together. Come with your neighborhood friends to City Hall Plaza!

 

 

 

Goodyear kids help out!There were approximately 15 adults/parents/staff from the school and neighborhood around Goodyear and 25 children of various ages throughout the event. The balance of the work involved pruning a few of the trees, removing weeds and overgrowth that had overtaken some of the chain link fences. Au Bon Pain on Washington Street provided beverages and pastries for the volunteers.  We spread 5 yards of play surface mulch that had been donated over the play areas to bring up the levels and improve safety and appearance. We primed 4 sheets of plywood to get them ready to replace the 2 murals that have graced the Montvale Avenue side of the Goodyear School for more than 20 years. We removed a broken basketball hoop and a neighbor of the school, Rick Hawley, welded and repainted it. We were able to re-hang it the same day so the children could use it on Monday. A new one has been ordered to replace the missing one.

 

 

 

 

Woburn AmericorpsGreetings and salutations, friends, family, citizens and neighbors!  A new generation of AmeriCorps volunteers has arrived in the Woburn community and we thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce them to the people we'll be connecting and interacting  with.  We have four  members serving  throughout the community this year in a number of different roles.  Scott Riley, a Woburn native, will be serving as an Outreach and Technology Coordinator at SCI's main office in Woburn as well as the Woburn Council of Social Concern.

Austin torpedoes farewellThe rain couldn't beat the band last Sunday as the Austin Torpedoes capped off a spectacular season of the Woburn Summer Concert Series at John F. "Jack" Marlowe Park.  The community gathered to dance and get their collective groove on to the diverse sound in Woburn center.  Drawing to a close the end of the concert series as well as saying farewell to the summer season, the band rocked the night away and narrowly beat out the rain that had delayed the concert earlier in the year.

SCI Woburn is coordinating Neighborhood Day 2008. Woburn residents are encouraged to participate in projects that improve their neighborhood while fostering connections among neighbors. This could include neighborhood beautification projects, helping a neighbor in need, or neighborhood social events.

NeighborsWREN Visibility Site Clean Up

Boys & Girls Club Day for Kids

Recycling to Benefit Council of Social Concern

Goodyear School Pride Day

Touch-a-Truck & Car Show

A Concert by the Austin Torpedoes

Please visit these events over the weekend and help build social capital in Woburn.

The Austin TorpedoesThe Citizens Park Summer Concert Series concludes with its fifth concert on Sunday, September 21st, featuring The Austin Torpedoes. This concert has been rescheduled for Neighborhood Day Weekend from the original August 8th date. The concert will run from 5-7 p.m. in Citizens Park, located on Main Street (Route 38) across from the Common.  This concert is sponsored by Dunkin Donuts Woburn Center.
 
The Austin Torpedoes are a Boston area band who perform what its members like to call "good ol' American music." Their unique sound combines elements of many American musical styles such as blues, jazz, country, western swing, and rockabilly. In its unique way, the band interprets songs by a wide range of artists including: Duke Ellington, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Chuck Berry.

The core members of the band, Nicky Vegas, lead vocals and guitar, Don Barthelemy, drums and percussion, and Gary Secondino, bass guitar, have been playing together for almost twenty years.  The band found its missing ingredient in the guise of Seitu whose Hawaiian steel guitar further defined the band's sound. Audiences all over New England have enjoyed the band's combination of smooth vocals, distinctive steel guitar sound, and swinging rhythms. The Torpedoes unique sound will lift up your spirits and make you move your feet. There's nothing like...The Austin Torpedoes!

Home MakeoverDo you have a home in need of a fresh look?  Have you fallen on hard times and are unable to make needed cosmetic changes to your home?  The International Furniture and Design Association (IFDA) is taking applications for families in need of assistance to take part in a "Home Makeover" contest.  This contest is open to members from any community in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. One lucky winner will have a crew of approximately 25 professionals providing cosmetic improvements to their home over the course of two days (a Saturday & Sunday) in the month of October.

If you would like to be considered for this contest or if you would like to nominate a home in need, please click here and fill in your information.  The application deadline is September 11, 2008.  The winning home will be picked and notified by a committee shortly thereafter.