civic engagement

SCI is kicking off their first ever Social Capital Forum Series on Friday, May 3rd! You are invited to attend this interesting discussion on how community engagement can drive economic growth. 

The Forum will feature including Peter Levine, Director of CIRCLE at Tufts University, and the Mayor of Somerville, Joseph Curtatone. Peter Levine will present some of the leading research on this topic including results from the study "Civic Health & Unemployment II" released in September 2012 by The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC).

This study links high levels of civic health to lower unemployment rates. It also points to the importance of "social cohesion" and the presence of nonprofits that engage the community as contributing to a stronger employment picture. 

This event is FREE but advance registration is required. The forum will take place at Goulston & Storrs (400 Atlantic Avenue, Boston MA). Registration and networking begin at 8AM and the program will run from 8:30-10:30AM. A light breakfast will also be served. 

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! To sign up, please go to: http://socialcapitalforum.eventbrite.com/

Justice scaleOn Thursday, January 22nd, Rep. Jay Kaufman opens the new year with a special edition of "OPEN HOUSE" as he is joined by fellow legislators who also represent any part of the three communities that comprise the House 15th Middlesex District, Lexington, Arlington, and Woburn.  Hosted at the Historic Depot, in Depot Square in Lexington, an expanded 90-minute format has been reserved for this show, as regular Open House attendees will note the early start time of 7:00 PM, with the show concluding at the regular time of 8:30 PM.. Come early to this special show and hear directly from area lawmakers on what to expect in this next legislative session. Learn about what bills each legislator has filed as his or her priorities. Find out what steps the state is taking to help energize and grow a stagnant economy. See how close collaboration helps regional communities tackle the tough problems we all face.

SCI Woburn is coordinating Neighborhood Day 2008. Woburn residents are encouraged to participate in projects that improve their neighborhood while fostering connections among neighbors. This could include neighborhood beautification projects, helping a neighbor in need, or neighborhood social events.

NeighborsWREN Visibility Site Clean Up

Boys & Girls Club Day for Kids

Recycling to Benefit Council of Social Concern

Goodyear School Pride Day

Touch-a-Truck & Car Show

A Concert by the Austin Torpedoes

Please visit these events over the weekend and help build social capital in Woburn.

 

On Saturday, June 14, 2008, Social Capital Inc. (SCI) launched the First Annual Youth Civic Showcase and Awards. This new and exciting event attracted a diverse group of youth participants from Lynn, Dorchester, and Woburn, all of whom participate in SCI’s statewide Engaging Youth Program. Each youth group presented their civic projects from the 2007-2008 service year.

Congratulations to the Mini-Grant Award recipients for taking the first steps to improve the Woburn community. On the behalf of Social Capital Inc (SCI), CHNA and the Woburn Youth Council I commend you for being active citizens in your community.

Civic engagement is the cornerstone of building healthy communities. All of the award recipients for 2008 have explicitly answered the needs of the Woburn residents. More importantly, you are encouraged to identify a need and apply for the Mini-Grant Award coming in 2008-2009. We encourage you to remain cognizant of the needs in your community so we can collectively keep the Mini-Grant legacy alive.

Please contact me for more information or volunteer opportunities.

The Mini-Grants are made possible by the Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Clinic.

The above video is from the Woburn Youth Council meeting on Tuesday November 6th, 2007.
Enjoy.