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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.