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Thank you to the City of Somerville Job Creation & Retention Trust Fund

September 3, 2020

From April-July, SCC received a grant from the city of Somerville Job Creation and Retention Trust Fund to offer assistance to community members needing help to apply for or access unemployment benefits. SCC helped 174 community members apply for unemployment benefits and resolve issues related to unemployment benefits. The services provided through this grant included: 

A Letter from CEO Gonzalo Puigbo

September 2, 2020

Dear SCC Community,

Having now been at SCC for a little over two months, I am exceedingly grateful to have joined this organization and community. I have already seen the true meaning of community in action, as our staff, board, members, and tenants have come together to weather the pandemic and rise to the ongoing issues of racial and social injustice. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself further and make clear my own views on the issues central to SCC’s work.

New Hires and Interns!

June 19, 2020

Carolina 

Carolina joined the Real Estate team as our new property manager this past winter. She has over 9 years of property management experience.

Magdalena 

Magda was born and raised in Chile, surrounded by mountains and hope after the end of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. Before entering college she joined an NGO where she started building affordable housing and participated in the educational program. 

In Solidarity

June 10, 2020

We are devastated by the recent police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, Tony McDade, the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the many killings that came before, and the countless acts of brutal racist violence throughout our nation's history. We extend our deepest condolences to all the families for their senseless, profound, and irreparable loss. We recognize that racism has been built into the fabric and foundation of our nation.

Covid-19 Job Board

Job Openings During Covid-19 Outbreak

click to download First Source Jobs - Current Openings 7/1/2020

While many businesses and employers are still closed or operating at reduced capacity, many places are starting to reopen and have positions to fill. If you are looking for a job, check out our Job Board for a list of places that are hiring. We will update this list on our website regularly and can help you submit applications or connect to employers. 

Covid-19 Employment Resources

April 2, 2020

Employment and Income During Covid-19

Resources from First Source Jobs at Somerville Community Corporation

Has your job been impacted by the corona virus? First Source Jobs program staff are available to help. We can connect you to employment opportunities, help apply for unemployment benefits, and find other resources to help during this crisis. Please reach out to connect with us!

Update & Resources on COVID-19

March 17, 2020
Dear SCC Community, 
 
Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the SCC office will be closed until further notice. SCC is making every effort to continue to serve our members and constituents while also working to keep all of us as safe as possible from the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Effective immediately we've taken the following steps:

First Source Comes to Malden!

February 6, 2020

First Source Jobs is excited to be working in partnership with MassHire Metro North Workforce Board to provide career advising, outreach, and career coaching services in the city of Malden. SCC was awarded a contract as part of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission 2019 Community Mitigation Fund Workforce Development Pilot Program grant, with the goal of preparing residents in the Metro North region to gain the skills necessary to meet the workforce demands of employers impacted by the new Encore Boston Harbor gaming facility.

Faces of SCC: Janine Lotti

February 6, 2020

Janine Lotti is an integral part of the Economic Opportunity Department. She facilitates First-Time Homebuyers classes and provides money management support and advice through the Financial Literacy Program. 

How long have you lived in Somerville?

I’ve lived here my whole life.  It’s never disappointed me, so I had no reason to leave. Plus, I am so very fortunate to live in a family home with my husband---also a life-long resident--, my daughter, and many of my in-laws.  

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