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. Read more about 2nd Annual Cake Party and PechaKucha Festivities!
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! Read more about Welcome Andre Rolle
SCC is happy to introduce David Tisel as a new project manager in the Real Estate Division. David came on board with SCC in August and has jumped right in to managing SCC’s 100 Homes Initiative. "I love how the staff at SCC dives into the work and serves the community with a positive attitude, " says David." And of course, all of the great restaurants for lunch in Union Square..."Read more about Welcome David Tisel
It’s time to start getting ready for our Leadership Development Institute (LDI)! Every year, we bring together a group of active and emerging leaders to learn the basics of Somerville politics, relationship-building, campaign power, and leadership development. LDI is a great way to strengthen relationships with other community members and get involved in ongoing campaigns for social justice. Read more about Develop Your Leadership Skills!
We like to think of the holiday season as a time of joy and celebration. Sometimes, it is. Sometimes, though, this season---and the rough Winter that follows---can bring with it anxiety and worry about how to provide holiday happiness and Winter security for those we love. Here in Somerville, there are a number of agencies and services to help. Read more about Holiday Resources
We are in the final stretch of our 2018 Social Equity Campaign through the Community Investment Tax Credit program. We still have 2018 tax credits to distribute, so if you are able to donate $1000 or more, you'll be able to get a 50% credit against your tax liability, or a refund for that amount if you don't have a tax liability. Just make sure to make your donation by December 31st, 2018 to get the 2018 tax credit. We'll be here to greet you at the office, or you can send by mail. It's like a holiday every day as donations come in! Read more about Social Equity Campaign Full Speed Ahead
In late September, the SCC Board of Directors adopted a new 5-year strategic plan for SCC’s work to cover the years 2019-2023. This reflects a year of work in various committees, task forces, and communication with stakeholders. Meant to be a “living document” rather than a plan that gathers dust on the shelf, SCC’s strategic plan charts a bold vision for the next 5 years – not really a departure, but rather building on our work of the last several years. Read more about SCC Adopts its 5 Year Strategic Plan
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