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.

Woburn Business AssociationBrowsing the many displays at last night's Woburn Business Association (WBA) annual expo & dinner, gave one a good taste of the diverse companies large and small doing business here in Woburn.  In a few instances, the "tasting" part shoudl be taken literally.  As an avid cook, I quickly gravitated toward the table of Victoria Gourmet, which offers a wide variety of spice blends.  And yes, they had samples! 

Santa and helpers Social Capital Inc. is holding their popular Holiday House Tour this year on Sunday December 7th from 2-5p.m. and is seeking people interested in becoming a part of the planning committee as well as any who would like to submit their interesting or well decorated home to be part of the tour. This event is fun for all ages and a great way to get in the holiday spirit!  If you would like to nominate your house, have a house in mind that may be interested, or you would like to participate as a member of the planning committee please contact Scott Riley at sriley@sciwoburn.org or call the SCI Woburn office.

 

Woburn Youth Council MembersInterested in community service?  Want to take a leadership role in your community?  The Woburn Youth Council is looking for new members.  If you are a Middle School or High School student and live in Woburn consider joining the Youth Council.  Applications are available at the Woburn Boys & Girls Club, the North Suburban YMCA and Woburn Memorial High School and SCI's office.

Boston Greenfest 2008Boston GreenFest 2008 is an entertaining education festival celebrating the many ways we can create a better world through greening our neighborhoods, our communities and the entire Boston area. We will display and demonstrate many fun ways people can save energy and save money with products and systems available today.  Movies, music, art exhibits, virtual interactive experiences, youthtalks, food, discussions fun for kids, the whole family and much more... Sponsors and exhibitors will have the ability to gain direct contact with Boston area citizens and political leaders. They will also benefit from press coverage of this festival in which we meet the challenge of global climate change together. Come with your neighborhood friends to City Hall Plaza!

 

 

 

Goodyear kids help out!There were approximately 15 adults/parents/staff from the school and neighborhood around Goodyear and 25 children of various ages throughout the event. The balance of the work involved pruning a few of the trees, removing weeds and overgrowth that had overtaken some of the chain link fences. Au Bon Pain on Washington Street provided beverages and pastries for the volunteers.  We spread 5 yards of play surface mulch that had been donated over the play areas to bring up the levels and improve safety and appearance. We primed 4 sheets of plywood to get them ready to replace the 2 murals that have graced the Montvale Avenue side of the Goodyear School for more than 20 years. We removed a broken basketball hoop and a neighbor of the school, Rick Hawley, welded and repainted it. We were able to re-hang it the same day so the children could use it on Monday. A new one has been ordered to replace the missing one.

 

 

 

 

Woburn AmericorpsGreetings and salutations, friends, family, citizens and neighbors!  A new generation of AmeriCorps volunteers has arrived in the Woburn community and we thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce them to the people we'll be connecting and interacting  with.  We have four  members serving  throughout the community this year in a number of different roles.  Scott Riley, a Woburn native, will be serving as an Outreach and Technology Coordinator at SCI's main office in Woburn as well as the Woburn Council of Social Concern.

Austin torpedoes farewellThe rain couldn't beat the band last Sunday as the Austin Torpedoes capped off a spectacular season of the Woburn Summer Concert Series at John F. "Jack" Marlowe Park.  The community gathered to dance and get their collective groove on to the diverse sound in Woburn center.  Drawing to a close the end of the concert series as well as saying farewell to the summer season, the band rocked the night away and narrowly beat out the rain that had delayed the concert earlier in the year.