When we describe what SCC does, we say our overarching goal is to preserve and enhance the remaining economic, racial and ethnic diversity of our Somerville population in the face of strong market forces that have displaced many of our neighbors and threaten to displace many more. Read more about Why Policy Work is Crucial for SCC to Meet Its Mission
In Massachusetts, cities have limited powers under state law. A Home Rule Petition is a request from a city for a new type of power from the state legislature—for example, the power to enact a new tax or regulation, or an exemption from an aspect of state law.Read more about What is a Home Rule Petition?
On the last day of the State Legislature’s Formal Session, the Legislation passed two home rule petitions that allow for the plans to redevelop the Clarendon: H4580 provides authorization for the Somerville Housing Authority to engage with a private development partner to redevelop the Clarendon property; and H4856 allows for a land swap between Somerville Housing Authority and the State Department of Conservation and Recreation that will allow for the replacement of the rotary at Powder House and Alewife with a fully signaled T-intersection.Read more about Clarendon Redevelopment Gets State Approval
SCC is pleased to announce an exciting contract award from Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experience (SCALE) to establish a job-sector preparation program targeted primarily for SCALE students interested in career growth.Read more about First Source Jobs Program Expands!
Our Alderman need to hear from you that the residents of Clarendon Hill deserve quality, new housing and that Somerville needs to protect this critical affordable housing resource! Please come and express your support!
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.