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.

On Tuesday January 29, 2008 the Woburn Youth Council conducted the annual Youth and Adult Connections Forum at New Horizons.

The primary objective of the forum was for youth to engage in a dialogue centered on civic concerns. Youth contributed creative ways to improve their community and adults brought a sense of reason and practicality to executing the new ideas. Bridging the generational gap always enlightens youth and enhances their ability to find solutions.

Social Capital Inc (SCI) is proud to announce the Woburn Arts & Culture Today events publication. The publication consists of an artist directory and events calendar. The directory will be used to provide information regarding local performers, musicians and artisans. All Woburn artists are encouraged to click here and post their information in the directory. The calendar will be used to highlight and promote cultural events in and around Woburn. Presently, SCI is seeking submissions from local performers, musicians, artisans, agencies and programs for individual contact information and upcoming cultural events for Spring 2008. The deadline for submissions for our spring brochure will be February 22, 2008.

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 Woburn Youth Council has released applications for their mini-grant program. Mini-grants can be used for youth driven community projects. Grants awards range anywhere from $100-$1500. All Woburn youth are encouraged to apply. Members of the Youth Council will be present at a table in the cafeteria of Woburn Memorial High School from January 14th - 18th and January 28th - February 1st. The final grant application will be due on Friday, February 8th. Applications can either be turned in at the Woburn Boys & Girls Club or turned in via email.

Monday January 21, 2008, the Woburn community will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is a time to recognize our Woburn humanitarians for their civic contributions. The Drum Major Award honors these individuals. Please join us as we pay homage and remember Dr. King and the impact he had on improving our nation's quality of life.

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: or call 888-883-6628