civic engagement

Photo of volunteers sorting food at food pantry

We'd like to send a friendly reminder out to all citizens of Woburn: the Henry Shaughnessy Memorial Food Drive will be taking place this Saturday, October 29, 2016. All donations will help stock the shelves at the Council of Social Concern Food Pantry! Please remember to put out your non-perishable food donations (within date and preferably not in glass jars) this Saturday, before your mail is delivered. Your letter carrier will collect it and deliver to the Council of Social Concern's food pantry.

If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please make your check payable to "Council of Social Concern" with "Food Pantry" written on the memo line and leave it clearly marked for your letter carrier. If you have any questions, please contact Debbi Pisari, Food Pantry Director at the Council of Social Concern. 781.935.6495 ext. 208 OR debbi@socialconcern.org.

Fall food drive

The Henry Shaughnessy Memorial Food Drive will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016. All donations will help stock the shelves at the Council of Social Concern Food Pantry! In the past, Letter Carriers have collected and delivered thousands of pounds of food to the Food Pantry. 

Please remember to put out your non-perishable food donations on Saturday, October 29, 2016 before 9:00 AM. Your Letter Carrier will collect it for Council of Social Concern Food Pantry. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Food Pantry, please make your check payable to “Council of Social Concern” with Food Pantry written on the memo line and leave it clearly marked for your Letter Carrier. 
 

Henry Shaughnessy Memorial Food Drive

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Sat, 10/29/2016 (All day)

The Henry Shaugnessy Memorial Food Drive will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016. All donations will help stock the shelves at the Council of Social Concern Food Pantry. Letter Carriers will be collecting any non-perishable food donations before 9 AM on Saturday morning. Monetary donations will also be accepted - checks made payable to "Council of Social Concern" with Food Pantry written on the memo line. 

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.