2015 Social Capitalist Luncheon

The 2015 SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon will take place on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. At this event, we will have the pleasure of honoring our 2015 SCI Idealist: Benjamin Zander, conductor of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and Eric Schwarz, co-founder of Citizen Schools and the Executive Chairman of US2020. We will also be honoring a group of outstanding and inspirational Community Social Capitalists.Read more

Apply to Host an SCI AmeriCorps Member

Calling all Lynn nonprofits! Social Capital, Inc. (SCI) is currently accepting applications from organizations who want to host an SCI AmeriCorps Member! SCI currently places 25 AmeriCorps members at nonprofits throughout Eastern Massachusetts. We are always looking to expand our AmeriCorps program to new organizations throughout the state. Though we are open to new communities, priority will be given to organizations based in communities where members are already serving, as they are covered by our current grant (hint, hint: Lynn is one of those communities!).

Benefits of hosting an SCI AmeriCorps Member Include:
- A full-time AmeriCorps member serving at your agency from September 2015 - June 2016 (approximately 40 hours per week).
- SCI recruits members from various sources, reviews applications and conducts first interviews to screen potential candidates for your host site. The candidate information is sent along to the host site with the Program Manager’s notes.
- SCI trains AmeriCorps members; who in turn increase capacity of nonprofit partners to engage and connect citizens. (SCI provides the AmeriCorps members with initial training and ongoing professional development and support opportunities. This training and professional development is guided by the SCI Social Capitalist Curriculum which serves as a guide for members’ service. The training for the coming year will place an increased emphasis on increasing agency capacity to recruit and manage volunteers. Much of SCI AmeriCorps training will relate to their service at their host site, however we also offer trainings that will provide professional development for our members.)
- SCI administers the members’ stipends and other benefits, including Health Care.
- SCI will handle all on-boarding of new members, as well as exiting. This includes the offer letter, financial paperwork, etc.
- Background checks will be run and paid for by SCI.
- Compliance with the federal grant that supports the program is handled by SCI.
- SCI provides expertise, practical tools and other resources to related to social capital for use by members & partners.
- SCI facilitates a a learning network to expand social capital knowledge base.
- Grow your network of interested parties that can be leveraged for local projects.

To find out more information and to see if an SCI AmeriCorps member might be right for your organization, click here: http://www.socialcapitalinc.org/AmeriCorps/host-site.

Help Plan This Year's HALT Conference

Join SCI AmeriCorps Member, Benine Mudymba, and Part of the Solution (POS), in planning this year's HALT Conference! HALT 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 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.

Girls Inc. of Lynn Annual Spring Luncheon

Date: 
Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:30am - 2:00pm

Each year over 500 men, women, girls, and community and business leaders gather for an inspiring and uplifting afternoon. The Celebration Luncheon is Girls Inc. of Lynn's signature event, to celebrate the accomplishments of the organization's teen Girl Heroes and Women of Achievement. All proceeds from the Luncheon will help Girls Inc. continue to provide a safe and supportive environment, where girls feel inspired to become the next generation of Strong, Smart and Bold women leaders.Read more

Location: 
Double Tree by Hilton Boston North Shore

Apply for the Food Project's Summer Youth Seed Crew!

Description: 
The Food Project is now accepting applications for our summer youth Seed Crew! As a Seed Crew Worker, youth: Farm our organic farms in Lynn and Beverly, work at hunger relief organizations, earn community service hours and a paycheck every two weeks, learn about food access and social justice, make friends from all over the North Shore, and make a difference in their community. To apply, youth must be 14-17 years old and be able to work Monday-Friday from June 30th - August 13th. Apply now online at thefoodproject.org/seed! Applications are due March 6th. Have any questions? Contact Beth at seed@thefoodproject.org or 781.259.8621 ext 23.
Contact Email: 
seed@thefoodproject.org
Contact Phone: 
781.259.8621 ext 23
URL: 
thefoodproject.org/seed
Contact Name: 
Beth Jameson

2015 MLK Day of Service in Lynn

The 2015 Day of Service in Lynn was a huge success! We had over 250 volunteers come out to complete over 30 projects in the community.Read more

Volunteer Spotlight on: Linda Sharkey

This month's volunteer spotlight is on Linda Sharkey! Born and raised in Lynn, Linda is a self-proclaimed “Lynn Cheerleader.” She graduated from Lynn English and continues to live in the city. She currently works independently as a health and nutrition consultant, helping people who are looking to overcome all kinds of challenges in order to achieve optimum health. Formerly, she served on the board of the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance and has spoken at various panels around the city on women in business. On her various volunteer activities in Lynn, Linda says, “Paying it forward has always been something I was taught. I’m a big advocate for the city, and giving back to it has been a part of my life for so long it comes naturally.”Read more

8 Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

On January 8th at our monthly All Corps Day, SCI AmeriCorps members were treated to presentations on social media best practices from SCI AmeriCorps alum and Communications and Media Producer at Boston Architectural College, Allison Postlethwait, and SCI President and Founder David Crowley. Allison and David had much experience and information to offer our AmeriCorps members, host supervisors and other SCI partners that attended the open workshop. After the presentations, attendees broke into groups to brainstorm about social media tips and tools using both what they learned from David and Allison and what they discovered thus far in four months of service. Here’s what we came up with!Read more

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