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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. 

Exciting Job Connections!

Exciting Job Connections!

April 23, 2019

Charlene Stallworth graduated in 2018 from the Culinary Arts Job Training program run by SCC and Bunker Hill Community College, and went on to get hired as a cook at the Envoy Hotel on the gorgeous Boston waterfront. This Spring she came back to First Source to refine her interview skills for a potential culinary opportunity at Encore Boston Harbor. After her interview, Charlene was immediately offered a position as First Cook and is excited to take her career to a new level! Congrats Charlene!!

 

More Residents Move Into 100 Homes Properties

April 23, 2019

Since the 2018 100 Homes Lottery, 8 households have moved into apartments in the 100 Homes program from the Priority List. This includes multiple households who were experiencing homelessness, who could not place their vouchers in Somerville, or who were going to be evicted by no fault of their own. We are still accepting applications for the program on a rolling basis. Applications are available at the SCC office and on our website.

SCC Welcomes New Arrivals

April 23, 2019

Lizzie Devane

We welcome Lizzie Devane to the SCC team as our new Communications & Development Manager. A local progressive activist, Lizzie is passionate about politics, poetry, plants, sci fi, music, and meditation. She was born in London, grew up in Washington DC, teaches yoga, and is learning how to rock climb and keep bees. Lizzie is excited to connect with the Somerville community through her role helping SCC strengthen its capacity via engaging communications and resource development.

Jose Cedanio

SCC's Annual Dinner: A Full and Festive Evening

SCC's Annual Dinner: A Full and Festive Evening

April 23, 2019

Without question, SCC’s most valuable resource is its people---the leaders who spend countless hours building influential campaigns; the job seekers who attend our Networking Café, and make their rounds to say hello to staff; the real estate partners who make sure our bricks go up; our board and community members who bring an event like this to life; the donors who extend our mission even further---we couldn't do it without you.  Our Annual Dinner reminds us just how lucky we are to have all of you under our metaphorical roof—and literally under the roof of the Armory.  What a fantastic and full crowd to reflect our vital community!

2nd Annual Cake Party and PechaKucha Festivities!

2nd Annual Cake Party and PechaKucha Festivities!

December 19, 2018

On December 13th, SCC hosted a double-header evening of festivities:  the Cake Party and our 2nd PechaKucha .  First, our second annual Cake Party!  This is an end-of year event to bring members together to enjoy a social evening, and to celebrate the work of this past year.  We also very much appreciate the donations we received to support our work!  We’ve started a tradition to raffle off cakes at the event.  Thanks to all of you who contributed gorgeous cakes to the party.  The winners left the party with cakes and smiles.

Immediately following the Cake Party we walked down our back stairs to go to the Remnant Brewery at Bow Market, where we held Volume 2 of the PechaKucha  Night. That night we learned about food recovery, we heard about the travails of home ownership, and we shared a few toasts.

Welcome Andre Rolle

Welcome Andre Rolle

December 18, 2018

SCC is happy to introduce Andre Rolle as a Financial Accounting Associate in the Finance division of SCC.   Andre came on board in October after having previously worked with us as a contract employee since February. What Andre luvs most about working here “ I love the people, I love the location and I love being able to help people!

100 Homes Lottery: 12/19 at Noon at Somerville City Hall

December 12, 2018

The 100 Homes application deadline for the initial lottery has passed. The 100 Homes Lottery will take place at 12PM on December 19th, 2018, at Somerville City Hall. 

Applications are still being accepted for the 100 Homes Program. All applications received after the initial deadline will be waitlisted in order of receipt after the applications in the lottery.  

Welcome David Tisel

Welcome David Tisel

December 11, 2018

SCC is happy to introduce David Tisel as a new project manager in the Real Estate Division.   David came on board with SCC in August and has jumped right in to managing SCC’s 100 Homes Initiative. "I love how the staff at SCC dives into the work and serves the community with a positive attitude, " says David." And of course, all of the great restaurants for lunch in Union Square..."

Develop Your Leadership Skills!

Develop Your Leadership Skills!

December 11, 2018

It’s time to start getting ready for our Leadership Development Institute (LDI)! Every year, we bring together a group of active and emerging leaders to learn the basics of Somerville politics, relationship-building, campaign power, and leadership development. LDI is a great way to strengthen relationships with other community members and get involved in ongoing campaigns for social justice.

Holiday Resources

December 11, 2018

We like to think of the holiday season as a time of joy and celebration. Sometimes, it is. Sometimes, though, this season---and the rough Winter that follows---can bring with it anxiety and worry about how to provide holiday happiness and Winter security for those we love.  Here in Somerville, there are a number of agencies and services to help.  

Social Equity Campaign Full Speed Ahead

Social Equity Campaign Full Speed Ahead

December 11, 2018

We are in the final stretch of our 2018 Social Equity Campaign through the Community Investment Tax Credit program. We still have 2018 tax credits to distribute, so if you are able to donate $1000 or more, you'll be able to get a 50% credit against your tax liability, or a refund for that amount if you don't have a tax liability.  Just make sure to make your donation by  December 31st, 2018 to get the 2018 tax credit. We'll be here to greet you at the office, or you can send by mail.  It's like a holiday every day as donations come in!

SCC Adopts its 5 Year Strategic Plan

SCC Adopts its 5 Year Strategic Plan

December 11, 2018

In late September, the SCC Board of Directors adopted a new 5-year strategic plan for SCC’s work to cover the years 2019-2023. This reflects a year of work in various committees, task forces, and communication with stakeholders. Meant to be a “living document” rather than a plan that gathers dust on the shelf, SCC’s strategic plan charts a bold vision for the next 5 years – not really a departure, but rather building on our work of the last several years.

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