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.

During National Volunteer (4/19-4/25), SCI and the City of Woburn will be honoring Woburn community volunteers for all the hard work they do to make Woburn a great place to live and work.  A reception for volunteers at City Hall is a highlight of the week's activities.  If you are an active volunteer or a involved with a community group that would like to have your volunteers invited to the event, please contact Rick Miles, 781-935-2244, or at rmiles@

united way logoUnited Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley announced that Woburn’s Council of Social Concern and Woburn area organization Tri-Cap will receive funds from a $2 million investment to provide individuals and families with emergency assistance for food, heat and other basic needs this winter. Specifically, The Council of Social Concern will use the funds to support its food assistance programs. Tri-Cap will be leveraging the funds to fuel its fuel assistance program which serves residents of Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham, Winchester and Woburn. Tri-CAP assists metro North communities with fuel assistance, weatherization services, homeless services, legal assistance, childcare and Head Start programs and free income tax preparation services through the Cyber Café at Malden Square.

justice scalesState Rep. Jay Kaufman’s award winning public policy forum, “Open House,” resumes this month with the always-challenging topic of public education. The forum, “Public Education: Overcoming Resistance to Change,” will be held Thursday, March 19th, 7:30 p.m., at the Historic Depot in Lexington Center.  The conversation will begin by looking at and attempting to answers the following questions: Why are schools so hard to change? What kinds of changes are necessary? What happens when you try a new path? What are the obstacles and what are the opportunities?

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.