2008 Mini-Grant Award Recipients Make a Difference in Woburn

The Woburn Youth Council (WYC) Mini-Grant Award recipients for 2008 are addressing a variety of issues. Although some projects are annual, they uniquely touch the lives of Woburn residents every year. This year’s projects are focused on beautification, conflict resolution, literacy and domestic improvements.

February 27th at the Woburn Coffeehouse

Yesterday's CoffeeHouse featured Pete Crowley and the Mirror Neurons.

Pete Crowley and the Mirror Neurons played a 45 minute set of acoustic music. In between songs, CoffeeHouse staple Amy Jayne sang two of her original pieces. When it came time for open mic, local storyteller Mike Cohen treated attendees to a story, and frequent CoffeeHouse attendee Donna played three songs for the audience. As a special treat Pete Crowley closed the show with one final song.

CoffeeHouse refreshments were donated by two local businesses. Cookies were donated by Sweet Santangelo's and coffee was donated by the Starbuck's at 200 West Cummings Park. All in all the CoffeeHouse was a rousing success, and SCI looks forward to seeing everyone at the next CoffeeHouse on March 12th.

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The Woburn Coffee House is made possible by the Woburn Arts/Culture Initiative with Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Clinic.

Community Survey

SCI is conducting a survey to learn more about community life, how our weekly email and other SCI activities have helped and how we can improve. Please visit our survey webpage, and answer the questions therein. Keep in mind that your responses are completely confidential. The survey ends the first week in March, and taking the survey gives you the chance to win a 10 dollar gift card to Panera Bread*. Thank you in advance for your participation!

*Did you take the survey but not get a chance to enter the raffle? If so, please contact us.

Shop Whole Foods to Support SCI

Grocery shop to help Social Capital Inc! A few days a year, Whole Foods supports a local non-profit by donating a percentage of their sales to help fundraising efforts. On Tuesday, March 4, 2008, SCI Woburn will receive 5% of Whole Foods Woburn's sales. Stock up the cupboards and shop 'til you drop to help SCI continue to support the community! Proceeds support SCI Woburn and the 2008 WorldFest Woburn. Store hours are 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. If you haven't checked out Whole Foods yet, this is a great time to do so! Whole Foods Market Woburn is located at 400 Cambridge Road.

Seeking Local Agencies and Schools With Group Volunteer Needs

Boston Cares

Boston Cares has numerous corporate partners looking for group volunteer projects in the greater Woburn area. Volunteer projects are generally 4-6 hours, for groups of 25-50 volunteers, and can include anything from painting and repairs to sorting donations or activities with clients. Boston Cares organizes and leads team oriented volunteer opportunities and services in Greater Boston.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On Monday, January 21st, 2008, SCI Woburn was involved in two Woburn events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Woburn community celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. King on Monday afternoon. A luncheon was held, while the Drum Major Awards were given to Woburn humanitarians for their civic contributions over the last year, scholarships were awarded, and Dr. King's impact on improving our nation's quality of life was remembered as well. SCI Woburn member Amanda Richardson and Program Director Crystal Johnson were in attendance.

The First Woburn Coffee House was a Success!

On Wednesday Woburn Arts and Culture Today sponsored the first of Woburn's biweekly coffee houses. At 7:30 the crowd sat down in the transformed teen room of the YMCA, with coffee, tea, and snacks in hand to watch the show, or lend their own voices to the mic.

Performers included guitarist Corey Nelson, vocalist Amy Jayne, and featured poet, Walnut Da Lyrical Geni. Visual artist Errol Lawrence displayed some of his art, while local photographers Andrew Gibson and David Eggleton displayed their work as well. As a special treat, Mike, a local story teller, took advantage of the open mic, and proceeded to tell us a wonderful story. The event was Emceed by SCI's own Crystal Johnson, and a good time was had by all.

This Coffee House is made possible by the Woburn Arts/Culture Initiative with Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Clinic.

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