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.

Vote!Tuesday, December 11th, is the 4th Middlesex Senate Seat Special Election. James Marzilli, Brion Cangiamila and Thomas Fallon will appear on the ballot. To find out where you should vote, click here.


Below are links to profiles of each of the candidates from the Woburn Advocate:

James Marzilli

Brion Cangiamila

Thomas Fallon


Hello Woburn Residents,

The brisk winter is quickly approaching and every year the Woburn Youth Council collects coats from the community and donates them to charity.

From Dec. 7th - Dec. 15th the Youth Council will provide hangers to the community so all Woburn residents can participate. Traditionally, the hangers are dropped off at front doors in each residential area. Please don’t hesitate to donate any coats due to stains or broken zippers because local cleaners have volunteered to remedy any problems. If you are a retailer and you wish to donate coats you can drop them off at the Social Capital Inc. (SCI) office located at 165 New Boston Street Suite 233, Woburn MA.

On Saturday December 15, 2007 the Youth Council will make rounds in the community to pick up all donations from 12pm-3pm. Feel free to leave your donations at the front door on the hangers they’ve provided. For all inquiries please contact me at (781) 935-2244 or by clicking here. Thank you for your participation.

 

The first ever Massachusetts Civic Engagement Summit was held last Friday. Social Capital Inc., a member of the planning committee, helped to make the Civic Engagement Summit a great success! A team of ten SCI staff and volunteers traveled to Worcester for this important event. Along with David Crowley and Crystal Johnson, SCI Woburn members Mike Sances, David Eggleton, Andrew Gibson, and Caitlin O'Reilly also attended.

 

Click Here to read the full press release!


Click Here to visit the Massachusetts Civic Action website


Hey Woburn,
Thank you for hosting me and showing me a great time...Big up to David, Andrew, Heather, Amanda, and all of the SCI Woburn Staff,,,,,and of course my homie, Crystal...
You were able to create a sucessful tour for me and together we Blacked Out the entire area...
The message of Creative Civic Engagement fit right in with the overall mission of SCI...and that made our time together even more effective...
I visited several places including the day and evening School in Roxbury, and everywhere i went the people were well prepared to hear my message of community empowerment and I believe that 2008 holds great things for SCI and all of their community partners.
Once again it was a real honor for me to share the last few days with ya'll up here in the BEAN Area and I look forward to continuing to work together in the future...good tings a gwuan....
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City Clerk Bill Campbell is known to be a good prognosticator in terms of predicting voter turnout, and he estimates about 32% will vote today. It's drizzly, the Mayoral race is not contested, and local elections haven't gotten quite as much coverage as the triumphs of our local sporting teams. So if anything, one might think Bill's estimate is on the high side. But here's to hoping that more than 1/3 of us will exercise our basic right to vote today.

At first I planned to voting after work. But we were up early today, having not quite adjusted to the time change fully in our house, and I thought it would be fun to take my two year old to the polls with me on the way to daycare. It was a great excuse to expose him to two important things--voting and school! I did try to explain voting to him a bit, though he was more interested in watching kids eat their breakfast in the school gym/cafeteria. Nonetheless, I hope this early exposure to the process will remain with him some rainy election day when he's older, and he'll make the effort to take an extra 15 minutes to participate in our democracy.

Sure, there are reasons not to vote. But today as I walked past candidates standing in the rain, I was reminded of the hard work and risk they take to participate as candidates. I was reminded of those that have served our country--be it in the military or the civil rights movement--to ensure that we all have the right to vote. Fifteen minutes on a rainy day is not much of a sacrifice by comparison.

Click here to find out where to vote today.

Rev. Dr. Neal E. Pearson, Pastor
St. John’s Baptist Church
38 Everett Street, Woburn, MA

Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson was installed as the new Pastor of St. John’s Baptist Church in Woburn on Sunday, October 21, 2007. Reverend Pearson was ordained a Deacon at 26 years old at the Friendship Baptist Church of Warren, Ohio. He graduated from Kent State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering Technology and moved to Massachusetts to work for Digital Equipment Corporation in 1983.

 

George Martinez
Please join SCI in welcoming George Martinez to Woburn.

 

George Martinez, hip-hop artist and US cultural envoy to Bolivia, will be in the New England area from November 6 - November 10 as a guest of SCI. He will be conducting workshops and lectures at our three SCI locations, in Woburn, Lynn and Dorchester. George will bring his unique and extraordinary insight regarding issues of civic engagement, community activism, and social justice to Woburn. As president and founder of the Hip-Hop Association, George has successfully blended artistic expressions of Hip-Hop Culture and the call for activism into an innovative and inspiring presentation.