"I'm proud to be involved with SCC because it's a group of people that come together seeking a win-win, mutually beneficial ways of building community. I think it's a way people reach beyond themselves and try to find some kind of common good which isn't that frequent these days. I've met lots of great individuals and been involved in some projects that are close to my heart.
"SCC has guided me to resources I didn't know existed, and showed me that I'm not alone. I was an individual who went from homeless, to having lots of issues, to being a realized individual, and eventually actually contributing to something larger than myself, which is this community. That's progress."
"When Cobble Hill Apartments had problems renewing the expiring-use contract with the owners, SCC came down and helped us out. We had meetings and they pulled us through. We're in low income senior housing, and could have been put out. We were saved by SCC.
SCC is a membership-driven organization comprised of multiple staff- and member-led committees. Most committees meet monthly and are open to the public. Joining an SCC committee is a great way to get involved in key issues facing Somerville today!
The work of the Somerville Community Corporation has both breadth and depth. With our members, we address issues of sustainability and equity within the City of Somerville – so that it can remain a vibrant, diverse and tolerant community. In addition to offering an overview of SCC programs and services, the fact sheets and presentations below provide in-depth information on critical sustainability issues such as community organizing, financial security and affordable housing, among others. Read more about Fact Sheets