I’m hearing the term resilience a lot lately. It refers to the capacity to survive and thrive in the face of stresses or threats. Cultivating resilience goes beyond preventing disaster or mitigating its effects. It means empowering people, organizations and communities to rebound from adversity, adapt to change, and innovate for the future. Read more about SCC – Cultivating Resilience
Did you know that at one time SCC was called simply The Somerville Corporation? In the late 1980s the then Board of Directors decided to officially add “Community” to our name. In reflecting on our recent work, as reported in this newsletter, it seems to me that the addition of that one word – “community” – has never been more appropriate. Read more about The “Community” in Somerville Community Corporation
Warmth, sense of welcome, generosity of spirit, tasty food . . . this is the common denominator of words describing every house party hosted by friends of SCC over the last several years as part of SCC’s Social Equity Campaign through the State Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) program. Read more about How We Roll: SCC’s Breed of Donor Development
Thanks to everyone who attended our 2018 Annual Meeting & Dinner. We hope you had as much fun as we did! Special thanks to our award winners and event sponsors. (If you get the chance, let them know that you appreciate them, too.) They were joined by more than 200 SCC members, partners and friends who came together to celebrate our City and our collective work to ensure a Somerville for everyone.
SCC has now purchased 45 units in 10 properties ranging in size from two-family properties to a 16-unit property. These units have been permanently removed from the speculative market. Read more about 100 Homes Nears Half-Way Point