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 public libraryA Model-Art Industry: The Work of John Evans, Richardson's Architectural Sculptor, given by Ann Clifford, Curator of H.H. Richardson's Stonehurst in Waltham.  The event will be held at the Woburn Public Library at 45 Pleasant Street from 2 PM to 4 PM, and is sponsored by the trustees of the Woburn Public Library with the Society of Architectural Historians, New England Chapter, Trinity Church, Boston, and Stonehurst, Waltham. Admission is free, and the doors will open at 1:45 PM. Clifford will discuss the work of John Evans, a British carver who routinely worked with H. H. Richardson and set up shop adjacent to Norcross Brothers, Richardson's builders. 

Join us for the second annual SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon honoring Jarrett Barrios, Marisa Luse and other Community Social Capitalists, for all that they have done to help improve their communities.  This year’s event will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Boston on Wednesday, April 1st.  Learn more about who is a Social Capitalist and about this year’s luncheon through our website at:  http://socialcapitalinc.org/luncheon

With only 1,000 tickets available, you have great odds! But you need to buy now - the drawing will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the Boys and Girls Club's St. Patrick's Social. Remember, you can split a ticket with any number of friends!   Buying your ticket is easier than ever with three different ways!

Congrats to the WRA and other City of Woburn officials who worked very hard to secure a Community Development Block Grant of $756,750 to support housing rehabilitation efforts in a sizeable portion of the city's South End and adjacent areas.  This is especially welcomed at a time when funds are so tight for local government and homeowners alike!  WRA Director Don Borchelt projects applications for the funding will be available around June 1.

Woburn senior center"Seventy-six trombones led the big parade, With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand"
You know the rest of the lyrics right?

Well if you don't know the rest of the lyrics or if you do and want to see this movie, The Woburn Senior Center, located at 144 School Street, will be playing The Music Man, starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones this Monday, March 2nd.  The Woburn Senior center offers a movie every Monday shown at both 10:00 am and then again at 1:30 pm.  Thanks is extended to “Friends Helping Seniors” for providing the movies each week for the Woburn Seniors and the Woburn Community.  All are welcome to join in for popcorn and a great movie. 

Also the Senior Center offers a diferent discussion every Wednesday at 10:30 am. This wed. March 4th, they will host "SHINE" (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) to discuss Health issues involving seniors and their families.

council of Social concern logoJust a reminder!  Council of Social Concern will host its first live telethon this Sunday, March 1st, 4 to 8 p.m. on local cable Channels RCN-13, Comcast-10, and Verizon-45 Hosted by Vinny Ferlisi (“The Shoe”) and Gary Leavitt.  The Woburn Public Media Center, Comcast, the Woburn School Department and Council of Social Concern are working together to make this first live telethon an event to remember. The telethon will help to promote Council of Social Concern’s programs that provide hope, help and support to those most in need in our community. All proceeds raised during the live telethon will go directly to agency programs.  Tune in and call in, 781-995-4178.

Eliot community human services bannerElm Brook Place in Bedford since 2000 has been providing men and women suffering with mental illnesses an opportunity to get back on their feet.
Located at 124 South Road, Elm Brook Place services individuals from Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Boxboro, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Stow, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn.  Elm Brook Place (a program of Eliot Community Human Services, Inc.) is a day-time Clubhouse program that serves men and women recovering from mental illness from over fourteen communities. We are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.  Elm Brook Place provides a supportive environment for its members with opportunities for: meaningful work; relationships; community employment and career development; educational advancement; referral for treatment; and assistance with entitlements such as housing and disability benefits.  Providing for people ages 18 and up, Elm Brook Place is also open on the holidays so that people with nowhere to go have a place to be.