As a values-based membership organization, Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) brings its membership, staff and Board of Directors together with a united purpose. We are committed to addressing the needs of those on the margins of our community. Read more about Why SCC Employs Community Organizers
Part of the First Source Jobs Program, SCC’s new five-month culinary training program prepares graduates for career-building jobs as line cooks, prep cooks, restaurant chefs, grill cooks, assistant cooks and other culinary service positions. Program participants also have the opportunity to earn college credit at Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about New Culinary Training Program at SCC
Members of the Somerville Community Corporation family, supporters and friends gathered on the sprawling front lawn of Saint Polycarp Village on Mystic Avenue, Somerville in late August for the SCC 2017 Member Picnic. Read more about 2017 Summer Member Picnic
This is the time to make your pledge to SCC through the Social Equity Campaign in order to be eligible for the 2017 Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC). You’ll get 50% of your donation back as a state tax refund or credit (plus the deduction from your federal taxes). Read more about SCC’s Social Equity Campaign Is in Full Swing
CEO Daniel LeBlanc, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Lionel Romain of the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation, and Dan May, vice president, East Boston Savings Bank were joined by a crowd of neighbors, city officials and members of the SCC community on Saturday, September 9, 2017, to break ground for new construction of affordable condominiums at 163 Glen Street, East Somerville. Read more about SCC Breaks Ground for Glen Street Affordable Condos
For a year, the negotiating committee of the Union Square Neighborhood Council (USNC) has been meeting with Union Square master developer US2 to develop a community benefits agreement (CBA), a contract signed by the developer and community representatives requiring the developer to provide specific amenities or mitigations to the neighborhood.Read more about Press Room
Somerville Community Corporation has partnered with the Somerville Housing Authority to help public housing residents meet education, employment, and asset-building goals through an initiative called LEAP (Learning, Employment, Asset-Building Program). Read more about Partnership Serves Public Housing Residents
With its small staff, SCC is able to “lift above its weight” thanks to a dedicated, hard-working board; member-led initiatives; collaborative projects with partner organizations; and bright, energetic interns. This summer, our Organizing Department has had three interns working on various projects, and another intern is supporting the First Source Jobs Program.Read more about Spotlight: SCC Summer 2017 Interns
Eddy Toussaint recently shared his story of displacement in a letter to Union United, a coalition committed to development without displacement in the rapidly changing Union Square area – and throughout Somerville. SCC is one of the founding members of Union United.
Rooftop honey harvests, dental gear made from 3-D printers, elderberry beer brewed in a forgotten warehouse, Cuppow mason mugs sold online by unusual gadget shops . . . these are the markers of Somerville’s emerging economy tendrilously transforming the City.