• Sign that says People Over Profit held in front of crowd at affordable housing rally

    Somerville Community Corporation is dedicated to preserving economic and social diversity...

  • Participants and staff at the SCC Leadership Development Institute 2017

    ...by empowering community leaders and residents in Somerville, Mass. ...

  • SCC's St. Polycarp Village Kitchen interior

    ...creating homes within reach...

    SCC's St. Polycarp Village interior

  • ...connecting people to good, local jobs...

  • People enjoying the 2017 SCC Summer Member Picnic

    ..and supporting a Somerville that is for everyone.

Latest News

50th Anniversary Launches!!

June 27, 2019

It was a marvelous morning, despite a little drizzle, to kick off SCC's 50th. The rocket theme was in full effect as our emcee, Libby Mahaffy, stepped out in an astronaut suit, complete with helmet and jet pack. As guests enjoyed the delicious food catered by Jules Catering, Mayor Curtatone gave a wonderful welcome and promised to fulfill his pledge to jump into the Mystic River and Danny LeBlanc reminisced about SCC's beginnings. 

Celebrating 50 Years!! Together Into the Future: One small step… one giant leap.

April 23, 2019

50 years ago, on a warm day in June, 1969, a group of about a dozen people got together to launch a community based organization to serve Somerville’s low-income population by providing resources (including a food pantry) and a place to gather.  This organization blossomed into the Somerville Community Corporation—Somerville’s first and only community development corporation. 

First Source & Fin Lit News for June

June 26, 2019
Just in time for the 50th Launch, First Source has placed over 50...wait, make that over 65 people in new jobs so far this year!! Half of those are with the new Encore Casino, in a range of positions including kitchen/cook staff, housekeepers, valet attendant, and slot attendant, among others.
First Source also ran two cohorts of job readiness training at SCALE and launched the Careers in Healthcare class at SCALE. 
And the latest group of Financial Literacy students graduated in June - big congrats to them! 

SCC's Position on D2 and the Union Square CBA

June 26, 2019

SCC firmly supports the community’s hard work to reach an agreement between US2 and the Union Square Neighborhood Council for a CBA (Community Benefits Agreement).  SCC’s top priorities through the CBA are:  1) to make sure the new development in Union Square includes timely and ample affordable housing, and 2) that the development provides quality jobs and career growth opportunities for low income residents in Somerville.

Snapshot from the Past - SCC's Beginnings

June 26, 2019

On June 25, 1969, around a dozen local activists gathered at the home of Carla Johnston in Davis Square to officially incorporate The Somerville Corporation as a new organization dedicated to helping meet the social needs of Somerville’s residents. Shortly after, the Somerville Corporation hired Paul Duhamel, a young ordained UCC minister originally from Providence, as its first executive director.

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