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Community Development Standards, Opportunity Zone, the Innerbelt, and Pizza—How are these all connected?

November 26, 2019

SCC, along with Union United, City of Somerville, LOCUS, Union Square Main Streets, City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen, and other Somerville residents have been hard at work to answer the question:  How can we make sure the new development, and the investment in the new development in Somerville’s designated Opportunity Zones, directly benefits our community, and does not further gentrify it? 

SCC is Hiring!

November 22, 2019

Seeking Tenant Outreach, Education, and Organizing Specialist 

Faces of SCC: Juan Williams

November 4, 2019
Originally from England and the Dominican Republic, Juan joined the First Source team from the City of Boston, where he worked with high risk youth as an employment counselor. Juan has two children, including baby Messias, who was born in April. He is passionate about music, loves seafood, football, and baseball. He loves working at SCC "because of what we stand for within the community - how ready, willing, and able our staff is to serve."
Fun fact about Juan: He played professionally for the New York Yankees!!!

Cisco Academy Ribbon Cutting at SCALE

October 30, 2019

SCC, SCALE, and partner Cisco Academy launched the brand new IT training program. This class series will help adult learners master the skills necessary to compete in booming tech fields like computing, coding, and web development. SCC CEO Danny LeBlanc spoke about the importance of job readiness in tech, and Lieutenant Governor Polito attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Social Innovation Forum Finalist!

October 30, 2019
Our First Source Program is a finalist for the Social Innovation Forum's 2020 Accelerator cohort. These organizations represent the nonprofit sector's most promising approaches to addressing some of greater Boston's toughest social issues. 
This year, they received 134 applications across seven social issue tracks and FS has made it to the final round.

Help Create Community Benefits Standards

October 30, 2019
Union Square, East Somerville, and the Inner Belt Neighborhoods are the next frontier for new development.
What kind of development will we see in the future?

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