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.

Santa and helpers Social Capital Inc. is holding their popular Holiday House Tour this year on Sunday December 7th from 2-5p.m. and is seeking people interested in becoming a part of the planning committee as well as any who would like to submit their interesting or well decorated home to be part of the tour. This event is fun for all ages and a great way to get in the holiday spirit!  If you would like to nominate your house, have a house in mind that may be interested, or you would like to participate as a member of the planning committee please contact Scott Riley at sriley@sciwoburn.org or call the SCI Woburn office.

Woburn Public LibraryThis Monday, October 6th at the Woburn Memorial High School at 6 PM, a guest speaker will be talking about Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886).  He was aprominent and well known architect who was best known in this area for his design of our own Woburn Public Library as well as the Trinity Church in Boston.  Richardson was the most influential figure in late 19th-century American architecture.  Having received a superior education at Harvard and the first American to be trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Richardson returned to the United States to open a practice in New York, eventually settling in Brookline, Massachusetts. 

United Stationers Yard SaleThe United Stationers yard sale has been postponed to Saturday, October 4 due to weather.                                                                                                     

 
It will be held on Saturday, October 4th at the United Stationers building, at 415 Wildwood Ave in Woburn.  It will go from 8a.m. until 1p.m., with the proceeds to benefit the Woburn Council of Social Concern, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

 

Woburn Youth Council MembersInterested in community service?  Want to take a leadership role in your community?  The Woburn Youth Council is looking for new members.  If you are a Middle School or High School student and live in Woburn consider joining the Youth Council.  Applications are available at the Woburn Boys & Girls Club, the North Suburban YMCA and Woburn Memorial High School and SCI's office.

Boston Greenfest 2008Boston GreenFest 2008 is an entertaining education festival celebrating the many ways we can create a better world through greening our neighborhoods, our communities and the entire Boston area. We will display and demonstrate many fun ways people can save energy and save money with products and systems available today.  Movies, music, art exhibits, virtual interactive experiences, youthtalks, food, discussions fun for kids, the whole family and much more... Sponsors and exhibitors will have the ability to gain direct contact with Boston area citizens and political leaders. They will also benefit from press coverage of this festival in which we meet the challenge of global climate change together. Come with your neighborhood friends to City Hall Plaza!

 

 

 

Goodyear kids help out!There were approximately 15 adults/parents/staff from the school and neighborhood around Goodyear and 25 children of various ages throughout the event. The balance of the work involved pruning a few of the trees, removing weeds and overgrowth that had overtaken some of the chain link fences. Au Bon Pain on Washington Street provided beverages and pastries for the volunteers.  We spread 5 yards of play surface mulch that had been donated over the play areas to bring up the levels and improve safety and appearance. We primed 4 sheets of plywood to get them ready to replace the 2 murals that have graced the Montvale Avenue side of the Goodyear School for more than 20 years. We removed a broken basketball hoop and a neighbor of the school, Rick Hawley, welded and repainted it. We were able to re-hang it the same day so the children could use it on Monday. A new one has been ordered to replace the missing one.

 

 

 

 

Community Members Cleaning Up!WREN Visibility Site Cleanup - September 20, 2008    

Thank  you  to all the volunteers who helped at WREN's Visibility site clean up and flower bed planting this past Saturday, September 20th on Woburn's Neighborhood Day Weekend.  The visibility site is located off Route 128 , Rt 38 exit, EXIT 35, toward Woburn/Wilmington.

We had a good and productive day. Approximately 40 volunteers helped throughout the day long event. Volunteers worked from 9 AM to 3 PM digging out plants from the old flower beds and leveling off the soil. They then split the Stella D'oro daylilies, removed any visible weeds and sorted the daffodil and grape hyacinth bulbs for replanting. After shaping the new flower bed and making two large W's with the Stella D'oro daylilies the daffodil and hyacinth bulbs were replanted. Any left over plants and bulbs were given to some of the volunteers who took them home to plant in their yards.