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.

Disrupting Racism series starting in February

The series, presented by the Network for Social Justice and Social Capital Inc, is designed as a number of intentional conversations around core tenets of a racial justice approach. The aim is to give participants, regardless of their past experience (or lack thereof) with the subject matter, the language and tools to have grounded conversation around race and racism, taking steps to disrupt it on the micro level (challenging perceptions within themselves, and also in small scale conversations with family, friends and colleagues).

Two co-facilitators will lead participants through terms, theoretical models, and actionable concepts, and each session will conclude with a series of practical applications of antiracism which can be applied to their own personal and/or professional work. An outline can be found here.

It is recommended, though not required, for participants to attend all 3 sessions. This program is geared toward those who live, work, and/or worship in Winchester and Woburn, but those from other communities are welcome to attend as well. The content is appropriate for adults and students in high school level or beyond.

The sessions will take place 2/9, 2/23 & 3/9. 

Please indicate which of the sessions you plan to attend when you register. Registration for each session will remain open until the scheduled date of that session. Each session will begin at 7PM and run for 2 hours.

Click here to register for the series

For more information please email SCI AmeriCorps member Sophie Ichizawa at sichizawa@socialcapitalinc.org

Dinner with a Movie, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North

Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. Traces of the Trade offers a new and provocative perspective on the slave trade. The film follows ten descendants as they journey along the Triangle Trade route.  Traces of the Trade is a compelling documentary which not only offers its audience the opportunity  to reflect  on the often untold story of the North's role in the slave trade, but also provides a context to discuss ways in which citizens can work to build connections among diverse individuals and organizations today.

This event will take place on Friday, February 26 from 6-9pm. We’ll be spending the first 90 minutes or so watching the film, so grab yourself a casual dinner to enjoy during the presentation. After which we will have a discussion with other community members about the issues raised in the film. Dain and Constance Perry, who appear in the film, will be there to help moderate the post-film discussion.

Learn more about the film at tracesofthetrade.org

If you would like to take part please email SCI AmeriCorps member Sophie Ichizawa at sichizawa@socialcapitalinc.org

Woburn Parent Network Support Forum

On Wednesday, January 20, WPN will host the second Parent Support Forum on Zoom. The goal of these programs is to help foster connection and mutual support among Woburn parents. We encourage you to come ready to share your concerns as well as encouragement for others!

The Woburn Parent Network (WPN) is a collaboration between SCI Woburn, Woburn Public Schools and The James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club. Created by Social Capital Inc., the WPN’s mission is to support local parents by fostering spaces for connections and community building, while also offering relevant programming and resources.

We plan to have discussion leaders and outreach material in multiple languages.

If you would like to take part please email SCI AmeriCorps member Sophie Ichizawa at sichizawa@socialcapitalinc.org

Woburn Volunteers Shoveling

We're still in need of volunteers to make it through the rest of the winter!

We are recruiting volunteers to help shovel driveways, walkways, and to make sure snow is cleared from other important access points for seniors in need this winter.

The program will pair a volunteer with a senior for the duration of the winter so we can make sure our seniors are able to stay safe and mobile for the duration of the season.

Festival on the Common

A new initiative coordinated by Social Capital Inc, the Tanner Youth Coalition is a collaboration between embRACE, Keystone Club at the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn, Spectrum, the Woburn Youth Council, and Woburn Welcomes. The Tanner Youth Coalition will be running a trio of events during the month of December to spread holiday cheer in the Woburn community, see below for details!

Woburn Positivity Video

--The video date has been postponed due to weather and COVID-19 concerns.-- To spread some hope in a time of need and some holiday cheer with all the wonderful holidays coming up, embRACE is putting together a Holiday Positivity Video with multiple groups and participants! Following CDC as well as WPS guidelines concerning COVID-19, embRACE will choose an outdoor location in Woburn and compile a video of positive words and the diverse clubs of our city. Participants will be asked to create hand-made signs with positive messaging, and embRACE welcomes participants to make signs in different languages! After assembling filming, the positivity video will be shared with all participants as well as the greater Woburn community to spread hope and holiday cheer. If you or your group is interested in participating in the filming, please reach out to Sophia Matthews at 21smatthews@woburnps.com!

Holiday Centerpiece Raffle

Woburn neighbors, brighten your winter or holiday table with a beautiful floral centerpiece!  This no cost raffle is open to all Woburn residents.

This year, we are not able to get together with family, friends, and loved ones as we typically would.  In order to spread winter/holiday cheer through Woburn, The Woburn Youth Coalition (Keystone, SCI, Woburn Youth Council, Woburn Welcomes, WMHS embRACE, and WMHS Spectrum) will be raffling three floral centerpieces.

Please complete this Google Form between December 1 and December 17 to be entered into the raffle.  Winners will be announced on Friday, December 18.  (Centerpieces will be delivered to the winners. Participants MUST have a Woburn address - no P.O. boxes.)

Thank you McCue's Garden Center for generously donating the centerpieces!

https://www.mccuegardencenter.com/

Community Culture Card Drive

Help spread holiday cheer! Send a card to a member of the community and receive one back!

The Intrepid Keystone Club and Woburn Youth Council are facilitating a card swap among residents of Woburn. If you would like to participate, sign up by filling out this Google Form. Please sign up by Friday, December 18.

You will receive an email with the information of the person you are sending the card to by Friday, December 11. Feel free to include any traditions your family has surrounding the holidays or even a recipe to a favorite holiday meal!