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 for the Food Project's Summer Youth Seed Crew!

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: 
Contact Phone: 
781.259.8621 ext 23
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

Mayor Walsh Announces Community Meeting Times to Discuss 2024 Olympic Bid

Boston has been selected as the official United States Bid for the 2024 Olympics! Given its close proximity to Lynn and commuter rail access, Lynn could certainly be affected by a decision to host the Olympics in Boston. If you have strong opinions on the decision or ideas for how the city of Lynn should handle this decision, or just want to learn more about the potential impact on the city, you should attend one of the following community meetings hosted by Mayor Marty Walsh.Read more

Volunteer Spotlight On: Bob Luck

This month's Volunteer Spotlight is on Bob Luck, a volunteer at Girls Inc. of Lynn!Read more

Home Start Inc. and HomeStart for Veterans

Mailing Address: 
105 Chauncy Street, Suite 502 Boston, MA 02111
Organization's Mission: 
Founded on the principle that every person deserves a decent place to live, for over 20 years HomeStart has ended and prevented homelessness. HomeStart advocates provide support and compassion as they help walk clients through the difficult process of moving from shelters to permanent housing. After securing housing, HomeStart continues to help each participant re-integrate into their community by providing support services such as money management programs and life skills training. HomeStart also provides housing-search guidance to those who do not qualify to become a client during walk-in hours at both the Central Boston and Cambridge offices. HomeStart is also one of the first and one of the largest agencies in Boston that ends homelessness by preventing it in the first place. Our advocates have prevented over 3,000 low-income families and individuals on the verge of eviction from being homeless, by using innovative approaches such as – emergency mini grants, court intervention, and landlord mediation. For HomeStart to prevent an eviction it costs on average $726. It costs taxpayers approximately $30,000 a year to shelter that same family. Having a home restores a person’s dignity and offers the stability that is necessary for making other life changes, such as securing a job, advancing an education, regaining mental health stability, or maintaining sobriety. That’s why at HomeStart, we believe a home is where the start is.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Linda Wood-Boyle
Other information: 
HomeStart for Veterans is a program delivered in partnership with the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Boston Housing Authority. Advocates assist homeless military veterans and veteran families throughout the Greater Boston area in the housing search process and then provide them with upfront financial costs upon move-in.
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