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.

council of Social concern logoJust a reminder!  Council of Social Concern will host its first live telethon this Sunday, March 1st, 4 to 8 p.m. on local cable Channels RCN-13, Comcast-10, and Verizon-45 Hosted by Vinny Ferlisi (“The Shoe”) and Gary Leavitt.  The Woburn Public Media Center, Comcast, the Woburn School Department and Council of Social Concern are working together to make this first live telethon an event to remember. The telethon will help to promote Council of Social Concern’s programs that provide hope, help and support to those most in need in our community. All proceeds raised during the live telethon will go directly to agency programs.  Tune in and call in, 781-995-4178.

Eliot community human services bannerElm Brook Place in Bedford since 2000 has been providing men and women suffering with mental illnesses an opportunity to get back on their feet.
Located at 124 South Road, Elm Brook Place services individuals from Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Boxboro, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Stow, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn.  Elm Brook Place (a program of Eliot Community Human Services, Inc.) is a day-time Clubhouse program that serves men and women recovering from mental illness from over fourteen communities. We are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.  Elm Brook Place provides a supportive environment for its members with opportunities for: meaningful work; relationships; community employment and career development; educational advancement; referral for treatment; and assistance with entitlements such as housing and disability benefits.  Providing for people ages 18 and up, Elm Brook Place is also open on the holidays so that people with nowhere to go have a place to be.

newspaperDo you have an interest in the newspaper business?  Do you want to see how the news gets from the street to your home?  Do you just want to have the nickname "Scoop"?  Community Newspaper Company, including the Woburn Advocate, is now accepting applications for summer internships from college students. Interns will be partnered with a specific newspaper staff to learn the fundamentals of reporting and will be working for both our print and online editions. As part of the news team, the intern can expect to have his or her bylined work published. Internships are part-time, unpaid positions. Interns must be receiving college credit to be accepted into CNC’s program.

You be the judge! It’s not too late to help shape this year’s Summer Concert Series!  Come and help decide who stays and who goes for this year's Jack Marlowe Park Summer Concert Series. Come and listen to potential bands that could perform this summer. You can also bring any bands that you would like to nominate. The second meeting will be held on February 24th from 7:00 P.M to 8:30 P.M.

At the annual member demonstration, Woburn Guild of Artists members will be demonstrating in different mediums.  The demonstration will be held at New Horizons Choate, Terrace Lounge at 7:00 on February 26th, 2009. The different paint mediums will be ranging from water color to woodcarving to working in pencil.  This is a chance for members to show off their talents and learn from each other as well as to mingle and snack.

Looking for a job that pays great and is close to home? At a recent Woburn Community Network meeting, Judy Tanner of the Council of Aging mentioned there will be testing at the Senior Center for Census Jobs.  The US Census Bureau is looking for people to help with the Census count in 2010. If you are interested in applying for a job with the US Census Bureau there are a few things you can do.

The Woburn Repertory Community Theatre is bringing up the curtain again at the Woburn Memorial High School (W.M.H.S.), located at 88 Montvale Ave., for the second production, the musical Godspell.  The show runs February 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8:00pm; as well as on February 22 at 2:00pm in the school’s state of the art Performing Art Center, Tickets are $22; $16 for students and senior citizens, and are available at the door or by going on-line at www.woburnrep.org.