Apply for Title III-B Elder Funding with GLSS

Description: 
GREATER LYNN SENIOR SERVICES requests proposals from organizations to provide services in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott to persons 60 and older under Title III-B of the Older Americans Act.  Anticipated maximum funding allocations: $27,000 for elder legal services; $5,000 for emergency short term care; and, up to $20,000 for other access or in-home supportive services, such as socialization programs for isolated and neglected elders; mobility/transportation, especially escort/assisted transportation; home modifications and accessibility adaptations; outreach and services that are sensitive to and provide support to elders with special needs, isolated, marginalized, LGBT elders, and/or those who are disadvantaged by racial, cultural, and/or linguistic barriers and programs that promote elder independence. Please refer to the attached Public/Legal Notice for more details.
Contact Email: 
sthomas@glss.net
Contact Phone: 
781-599-0110, ext. 6707
URL: 
http://www.glss.net/
Contact Name: 
Susan Thomas

WorldFest in Woburn

Tour the world in your own backyard! WorldFest is returning to Downtown Woburn on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 1-5 pm. Admission is free. International artwork and crafts will be available for purchase, as well as food from around the world. Sample Brazilian sugarcane juice, Persian sweets, and Indian delicacies. Performers entertaining the crowd this year include Gund Kwok Troupe Lion Dance, Cuban musician Coco Torres, Ku’s Taekwondo Academy, Hakuna Matata Dancers, Winchester Chinese School, Indian Bollywood Dancers, and the Korean School of New England.

Free children’s activities and performances will delight the little ones. Kids of all ages can fold origami, create Día de los Muertos masks from Mexico, enjoy face painting, make African toys, and explore the world with a whole host of activities. Children earn passport stamps that will get them a free treat from Orange Leaf of Woburn. Bring your family and enjoy an afternoon of culture! WorldFest will take place on the Woburn Public Library Lawn at 45 Pleasant Street.

This year’s WorldFest is being planned by members of the YMCA International Learning Center’s Leadership Team, in partnership with Social Capital Inc. For more information, please call 781-935-2244 or email bkibler@socialcapitalinc.org, or see the Facebook page!

Rain location: Woburn Memorial High School, 88 Montvale Ave.

Lynn Youth Health Alliance Fit & Fun Day

Date: 
Sat, 05/30/2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

On Saturday, May 30th, LYHA will be hosting hosting a Fit & Fun Day at Lynn Woods Playground from 11am-2pm. The event is completely free and open to the public! It will feature healthy snacks, prizes, games, Zumba, and more! Youth are also welcome to join LYHA in their park cleanup right before at 9am. For more information, contact Christina Cannon at ccannon@socialcapitalinc.org.

Location: 
Lynn Woods Playground
106 Pennybrook Rd
Lynn, MA 01905 42° 28' 36.7176" N, 70° 59' 10.5576" W

SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health

Social Capital Inc. is excited to announce an SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health scheduled for May 8th, 2015. The forum will feature keynote speaker Dr Sandro Galea, Dean of Boston University School of Public Health. 

Dr Galea, a physician and epidemiologist, has focused research on the social production of health of urban populations. He is also interested in the consequences of mass trauma and conflict worldwide. Dr Galea will speak on how his research and experience relates to the link between social capital and health outcomes in our region, the United States, and the world.

Galea’s keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local health practitioners, public officials, philanthropists, and community health advocates. Finally, over lunch, attendees will break into small groups to discuss ways to encourage and sustain a culture of health through social capital and collaboration.

This event is the second forum SCI has organized, following 2013's SCI Forum on Social Capital and the Economy.

The SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health will take place at 10:00am-1:00pm on Friday, May 8th at the Boston University Medical Campus. For more info, please contact SCI Forum committee coordinator, Jordan Caress: jcaress@socialcapitalinc.org.  To register, click here.

17th Annual Harmony Among Lynn Teens Conference

Don't miss this year's annual Harmony Among Lynn Teens (HALT) Conference, happening on Saturday, May 2nd from 4pm-10pm at Lynn Tech High School! HALT, hosted by Part of the Solution (POS), is a yearly gathering of teens from around the city of Lynn to celebrate the power of youth voices and drive positive change within the community. The conference is completely free for students in grades 8-12, and includes teen centered workshops, community resource tables, free food, performances from community leaders, and a celebration dance.

 

If you are interested in helping to plan, organize, and/or run the event this year, join POS for HALT planning meetings on Mondays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm beginning on February 23rd, in the teen center (3rd Floor) at Girls Inc. of Lynn (located at 50 High St. in Lynn).

For more information see attached flyer or contact Benine at bmudymba@girlsinclynn.org.

SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health

Date: 
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Social Capital Inc. is excited to announce an SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health scheduled for May 8th, 2015. The forum will feature keynote speaker Dr Sandro Galea, Dean of Boston University School of Public Health. Dr Galea, a physician and epidemiologist, has focused research on the social production of health of urban populations. He is also interested in the consequences of mass trauma and conflict worldwide. Dr Galea will speak on how his research and experience relates to the link between social capital and health outcomes in our region, the United States, and the world. Galea’s keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local health practitioners, public officials, philanthropists, and community health advocates. Finally, over lunch, attendees will break into small groups to discuss ways to encourage and sustain a culture of health through social capital and collaboration. This event is the second forum SCI has organized, following 2013's SCI Forum on Social Capital and the Economy. The SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health will take place at 10:00am-1:00pm on Friday, May 8th at the Boston University Medical Campus. For more info, please contact SCI Forum committee coordinator, Jordan Caress: jcaress@socialcapitalinc.org. To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sci-forum-on-social-capital-and-health-ticke...

Location: 
Boston University Medical Campus

Volunteer Spotlight On: Part of the Solution

Part of the Solution is Girls Inc. of Lynn’s youth advisory council to Lynn’s Communities that Care Coalition. The group is comprised of teens who attend Lynn Public Schools and is led by SCI AmeriCorps Youth Leadership Coordinator, Benine Mudymba. Its mission is to foster civic engagement, build community pride amongst Lynn residents, and to provide teens with healthy alternatives to risky behaviors.

POS is a youth driven initiative made up of Lynn teens ages 14-18. So far, they’ve hosted various events such as “Karaoke Night,” which was aimed at providing a healthy substance-free alternative to teens in Lynn. The members of this year’s POS got involved in many different ways. POS member Alanah has been involved with Girls Inc. of Lynn since sixth grade. Of her experience with POS, she says, “People always think of Lynn as a bad city, and I want to help give it a better name.” Another member, Kristen, says she joined POS because, “I’ve always been into making a difference through community service and helping others in any way I can.” All of the members of POS are dedicated to making positive progress for the City of Lynn through active engagement and community involvement.

POS holds monthly meetings which are free and open to the public at Girls Inc. of Lynn. The meetings are a chance to get the public involved in POS’s vision of creating a more prideful Lynn through community oriented activities, skill building workshops, and more. Additionally, POS is currently planning their annual Harmony Among Lynn Teens (HALT) Conference, their kick-off event to celebrate Lynn and provide teens with a safe and healthy space to have fun and learn new things. This year’s conference will include workshops on feminism, bullying, domestic violence, and more. The conference will lead up to HALT’s Dance Party – you won’t want to miss it! For more information on the HALT Conference or POS’s monthly meetings contact Benine at BMudymba@girlsinclynn.org.

Apply for a Mini Grant with Part of the Solution

Description: 
SCI and Girls Inc. of Lynn's Youth Council, Part of the Solution, is offering grants of up to 250$ to fund service projects in Lynn. Applications are due Friday, April 10th at 5pm. You can pick up an application in the teen center of Girls Inc. of Lynn (50 High Street in Lynn, 3rd floor) or email Benine at BMudymba@girlsinclynn.org.
Contact Email: 
Bmudymba@girlsinclynn.org
Contact Phone: 
781-592-9744 ext. 214
URL: 
http://girlsinclynn.org/our-programs/teen-programs/pos-part-of-the-solution/
Contact Name: 
Benine Mudymba
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