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Woburn Volunteers

Social Capital Inc. is looking for a Volunteer Outreach Coordinator (VOC) to serve the Woburn, MA community through the SCI AmeriCorps program! The SCI AmeriCorps program connects youth with relationships, experiences, and resources they need to succeed. Responsibilities for this position include recruiting and managing local volunteers, coordinating community programming, and communications on all SCI Woburn platforms. The VOC must be available to serve partially in person in Woburn, MA- access to a car recommended. 

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The coming service year will be a unique challenge, different from all the others. Returning members, Liandra Reyes and Bianca Sciocchetti spoke about Bianca’s experience with remote service and starting the new service year in-person. Bianca is serving at the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn for a second year. Currently the Boys & Girls Club is a Supervised Learning Center, meaning that the youth can go to the Boys & Girls Club for their remote learning on days they aren’t physically in school. Bianca and Liandra discussed what service looked like when the pandemic hit and her excitement now being back in-person.

Plans for the Woburn Parent Network were made early in 2020, and quickly adapted to meet challenges parents face during the pandemic. During our first two presentations we had over 100 parents join us, clearly we were on to something! The WPN kicked off with a very helpful presentation by SCI Board member Jennifer Mahon, about how developing a structured routine can be helpful to families. This was followed by “Teens, Tweens & Quarantines”, presented by Jon Mattleman. The WPN returned to help parents during the return to school with a program from Woburn parent Kristen Herlihy. You can view videos of our collected programs here.

The Woburn Parent Network is a collaboration between SCI Woburn, Woburn Public Schools and The James L. McKeown Boys and Girls Club. This project is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

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Over the past month we've had two Woburn Parents Network workshops to help parents address the stress that parents and children may experience with the return to school later this month.

Kristen Herlihy, local mom, life and fitness coach and licsw presented “Feeling Anxious? Emotional School Supplies for an Unexpected Year.”  It discussed clearing away emotional triggers, mental road blocks and hidden feelings by learning coping skills for establishing a balanced academic year. You can find the video embedded below.

Jon Mattleman, the Clinical Director for Minding Your Mind's New England area office, presented a workshop entitled "Back to School: Re-entry and Resilience". In the workshop Jon addressed how we can support our children as they get back to school and help them manage ongoing challenges. With his signature compassion and humor, counselor Jon Mattleman provided attendees with context to the factors impacting this school year, highlighting the resilience we've all shown during this challenging time, and how we can use that to be a source of strength, stability, and support for the youth in our care. You can find his video embedded below.

Woburn Parent Network, a collaboration between SCI Woburn, Woburn Public Schools and The James L. McKeown Boys and Girls Club, was formed in April to help bring relevant programming to and encourage productive conversation between the parents of Woburn.

This project is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

The goal of Woburn Parent Network is to connect parents and families in Woburn with each other for mutual support and with the resources necessary to thrive.  Community connectivity and support is essential now more than ever before due to the global health crisis we are experiencing.