Commonwealth Corps RFP Available

The RFP for the new Commonwealth Corps has been released, and there will be information sessions about the program next week. The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in direct service to rebuild communities and address unmet community needs. The Corps will provide opportunities for skill building and leadership development and will encourage and enhance a lifelong civic vocation for Corps members. Corps members will provide direct service, build capacity, and recruit, organize and mobilize additional volunteers, thus building a grassroots movement of volunteers dedicated to service. Nonprofit organizations and public entities are encouraged to apply to become Corps sponsors and host a team of 3 to 15 Corps members.

For more information, visit the Commonwealth Corps pages at

The Governor's Youth Council

Governor Deval Patrick
The Governor's Statewide Youth Council is one part of Governor Patrick's commitment to engaging all citizens of the Commonwealth in their communities and their government. The Youth Council initiative will encourage and motivate young people to be involved in their communities and to participate in problem solving through assuming leadership and planning roles. Once established, the Youth Council will focus on the Governor's priorities of education, economic development, civic engagement, and community outreach, advising the Governor as representatives of all Massachusetts young people.

Selection of the council will be by application, which is available at The deadline is May 30, 2008. A selection committee will review the applications and select the 28 members, who will then be notified via mail.

Keystone Café at the Boys & Girls Club

From date: 
Fri, 05/02/2008 - 3:00pm

Hear the acoustic sounds of local teen musical artists at the Intrepid Keystone Club’s Coffee House. For $5, teens can hang out, drink coffee and listen to live music in the Club’s Black Box Theatre and Cadillac Café this Friday, May 2, 2008, 7:00-10:00 pm.

3rd Annual Mayor's Forum on Alzheimer's Disease

From date: 
Fri, 05/02/2008 - 6:00am

The Honorable Thomas McLaughlin, Mayor of Woburn
The Woburn Council on Aging and
The Hearthstone Alzheimer's Foundation


The Third Annual Mayor's Forum
on Alzheimer's Disease

Friday, May 2nd at The Woburn Senior Center
114 School Street, Woburn, MA

The forum is geared toward anyone in the community who is affected by Alzheimer's, whether it be a person recently diagnosed, family members and loved ones or health care professionals.

Mishawum Choral Society presents Spring Sing

From date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008 - 11:00am

The Mishawum Choral Society will perform a Spring Sing on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 3:00 PM at the Joyce Middle School, 55 Locust St., Woburn. Donn Hill, Director; Sarah Lafontaine, Pianist. Tickets available at the door. $15 for adults; $10 for seniors and students.

For more information, go to website at or call 781-932-8240 or 781-438-4379.

Women's Self Defense Seminar

8 Martial Arts for HealthSponsored by:

8 Martial Arts for Health





On Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 7:00 PM you can learn potentially life saving self-defense techniques in a relaxed stress free environment, and help a worthy cause all at the same time.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

The seminar will be held at:
442 Main Street, Woburn 781-933-8868

Please make your $25 check out to Social Capital Inc.

Social Capitalists Recognized at SCI Luncheon

Community Social CapitalistsBOSTON--Today Mayor Tom McLaughlin joined Woburn-based Social Capital Inc. (SCI) to recognize five outstanding “Community Social Capitalists” at the SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon which drew over 200 business and community leaders. SCI also presented the 2008 SCI Idealist Award to Dain and Constance Perry of Charlestown.

A strong contingent of Woburn business and community leaders traveled to Boston for this new SCI luncheon event. Other Woburn elected officials joining Mayor McLaughlin were State Representative Jay Kaufman, City Council President Charlie Doherty and School Committee member Chris Kisiel. And Boys & Girls Club Executive Director was the lucky winner of a basketball signed by all of the members of this year’s Boston Celtics!

Danversbank, which has a branch in Woburn, was a major event sponsor and had a full table at the luncheon. Woburn Branch Manager Anne Denaro served on the Social Capitalist Luncheon Host Committee, and Danversbank Community Reinvestment Officer Kevin Noyes was recognized as a Community Social Capitalist.

“We were pleased to have so many join us from Woburn,” commented SCI President David Crowley. “As SCI expands across the state, the continued support here where we have our roots is much appreciated.”

Mayor McLaughlin was joined in presenting the Community Social Capitalist Awards by Nancy Stolberg, who was recently appointed by Governor Patrick to lead the Commonwealth Corps.

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