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  • ...creating homes within reach...

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

  • ..and supporting a Somerville that is for everyone.

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Educate Yourself on Critical Nov. 4th Ballot Questions

Educate Yourself on Critical Nov. 4th Ballot Questions

October 21, 2014

In addition to candidates for state office, voters on November 4th will have a chance to make decisions on 4 ballot questions affecting the entire state. SCC is an active member of two coalitions working on ballot questions:  Vote NO on Question 1, led by the Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition, and Vote YES on Question 4, led by Raise Up Massachusetts.  Information on all four Questions is available on the Secretary of State’s website.

Union United Presents on Community Benefits at CAC Meeting

Union United Presents on Community Benefits at CAC Meeting

October 14, 2014

On October 8th, Union United was invited to present on Community Benefit Agreements (CBA's) to the Union Square Civic Advisory Committee. This milestone event comes after months of hard work researching examples of successful CBA's across the country, meeting to discuss Union United's priorities, drafting our own CBA, and raising our voices to insist on a collaborative participatory planning process for the Union Square area.

BREAKING NEWS: MassDOT/MBTA and Jobs for Somerville Sign MOU For Local Jobs Program on Green Line Extension

BREAKING NEWS: MassDOT/MBTA and Jobs for Somerville Sign MOU For Local Jobs Program on Green Line Extension

June 18, 2014

After nearly three years of organizing for local jobs on the Green Line Extension, we have reached an important milestone! On June 18, officials from the cities of Cambridge, Medford, and Somerville, legislators, labor unions, and community partners joined MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott and other representatives from MassDOT and MBTA to formalize the creation of the Massachusetts Workforce Initiative Now (MassWIN) Green Line Extension (GLX) Workforce Development program to identify, assess, train, and place community members into transportation related careers. MassWIN-GLX (Workers programRead More

SCC Kicks Off Social Equity Campaign

SCC Kicks Off Social Equity Campaign

June 9, 2014
On Monday, June 9th, community leaders, Mayor Curtatone, and members of SCC's board and staff gathered for a breakfast to launch SCC's Social Equity Campaign. This campaign is SCC's largest donor campaign in its history, with the goal of raising $180,000 by the end of 2014, and $250,000 in 2015 as part of our 5 Year Campaign to keep Somerville diverse and thriving for everyone.
Union United Community Coalition Kickoff

Union United Community Coalition Kickoff

May 28, 2014

SCC committees and members are playing an active role in the Union United Coalition, a group of stakeholders working to ensure that the Union Square redevelopment results in tangible benefits — not displacement — for the Union Square community. The stakeholders include small business owners, residents, activists, immigrant groups, religious congregations, labor unions, and other community-based organizations.