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.

In 1986, under the title Of Liberty and Community, syndicated commentator Ellen Goodman observed that “For many of us, liberty isn't just the freedom from repressive authority, but from any authority. Independence isn't a declaration, but a centrifugal force. We often choose isolation, even loneliness...”. That is even more evident now.

The SCI initiative Woburn Arts and Culture Today represents a striving in the opposite direction. It is here and now, a non-commercial and non-competitive alternative to the usual from another place, from another time, for your consumption. It promises to enrich us by expanding access to physical space dedicated to, and assorted capabilities for, our own expressions and celebrations of who and what we are in this place, at this time. This is a valuable consciousness and practice to have and develop!

Secure The Call Foundation is collecting unneeded cell phones, inspecting, cleaning and charging them and then reprograms them to be used for free 911 emergency phones. Any phone that can be turned on can access 911 services even without a carrier service plan. These phones are distributed to domestic violence shelters, senior centers, neighborhood watch groups, school crossing guards and other agencies with an immediate need for 911 access. To obtain a pre-paid mailing label or to download a tax receipt for your donation please visit: www.donatemycellphone.org or call 888-883-6628

James Marzilli

Rep. James Marzilli of Arlington took the election for the Fourth Middlesex District senate seat Tuesday. The top vote-getter here in Woburn was Brion Cangiamila from Billerica.

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....
thanks again
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