SCI Social Capital Luncheon | March 26

Please join DotWell, in partnership with Codman Square Health Center and Dorchester House Multi-Service Center in honoring Cynthia Loesch at the March 26 SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon. Cynthia started her career as a community organizer by founding the BOLD Teens, a youth-led social and environmental justice group, when she was just 13.

The BOLD Teens began as a group of young people in Dorchester, who, like Cynthia, had lost relatives to tobacco-related illnesses. Signature successes include convincing the Boston Globe to ban advertising of all tobacco products in November 1999 and leading the effort to ban the sale of tobacco products in Boston pharmacies in 2008. >> Read More

MLK Day of Service | January 20

Monday, Jan. 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Come out and voluneer! Honor the Reverend Martin Luther King with a day of service, not a day off. The woods are beautiful in the winter and there’s lots that can be done. Meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot at 10am. We’ll gather tools and head into the forest to remove catbrier (a prickly vine that strangles young oak trees). At 12:30 we’ll head to the Golf Clubhouse together for hot chocolate and a reflection on Dr. King’s work, community service, and our day together. We’ll wrap up at 1:30pm.
Wear old clothes (layers are good), but leave your nylon jacket or anything that would easily snag at home. We’ll have gloves and tools, bring your own and a pair of garden clippers or shears if you prefer.
Hosted by: AmeriCorps, Social Capital Inc and Franklin Park Coalition

Help Improve Basic Banking for Massachusetts!

We need your feedback by March 31st! Win a $50 grocery store gift card! Complete the anonymous on-line survey, then enter the gift card lottery. (Multiple winners will be drawn at THIS site!) Click on the link to the survey in English. The site code is 010. Thank you for your help!

New DFSI AmeriCorps Member

Hello Dorchester!

DFSI Afterschool

I am Colin Hunt, the new SCI Americorps member at DotWell. This year I will be serving with the Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative (DFSI) to bring resources connections to community members. I am currently helping out at the Joseph Lee Complex and the Oliver W. Holmes School afterschool programs, facilitating connections and promoting community events. If you have any questions/comments about community resources in Dorchester, feel free to contact me at or at 617-474-1464.

And remember: "Live every day like its Shark Week!"

Clemente Course Now Accepting Applications!

Clemente CourseThe Clemente Course, a comprehensive introduction to the humanities through the study of literature, art history, philosophy and American history, is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 season! During the course, students are coached in writing and developing critical thinking skills. The Clemente Course is accredited by Bard College and qualifies students for six college credits upon successful completion of the program. Accepted students receive the benefits of this wonderful program for free - please spread the word about this incredible opportunity for educational enrichment.

For more information, click here, view a program flyer, or download the 2011-2012 Clemente Course Application.

My Dot Tour Kicks Off! Tours Aug. 6, 7, 13, 14

My Dot Tour
The Fields Corner Collaborative is pleased to kick off My Dot Tour, a multimedia, youth-led walking tour of Fields Corner in Dorchester this August! The free tours will take place Saturday August 6 and 13 at 11 a.m. and on Sunday August 7 and 14 at 4 p.m. Tours depart from Gallagher Insurance (~1471 Dorchester Ave) and Pho Hoa (1356 Dorchester Avenue) will host a reception after each tour where participants can cool off indoors and enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine. There is a 20 attendee-maximum at each tour – RSVP today! For media inquiries and to RSVP with your preferred tour date and time, contact You may also call (617) 855-8687. >> Read More

"How to Buy a Foreclosed Property" with DotWell and the Boston Home Center, Jul. 20

The Boston Home Center (BHC), part of the Department for Neighborhood Development (DND)The Boston Home Center and DotWell will hold a workshop on purchasing foreclosed properties on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Codman Sq. Tech Ctr., 450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA. This free two-hour seminar, "Homebuying 104: How to Buy a Foreclosed Property," includes information about the foreclosed property purchase process, legal issues, mortgage and property selection, and information about special home repair resources. You must pre-register to attend and space fills up quickly.

For more information, please contact Shauntell Foster at 617-822-8171 or You may contact the Boston Home Center at 617.635.HOME or

Apply for SCI AmeriCorps Positions 2011-2012

Social Capital, Inc. is now recruiting for its 2011-2012 AmeriCorps team! Five members will serve in Dorchester with DotWell while thirteen others will serve in Boston, Fall River, Lynn, Milford or Woburn. AmeriCorps positions focus on youth, community and/or technological development of civic and non-profit organizations across Massachusetts - specifics are described after the break and detailed in attached documents. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. With questions, please email or call 781.935.2244. Send a cover letter and resume via email or via post to: 

Social Capital Inc.
165M New Boston St., Suite 233
Woburn, MA 01801 >> Read More

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