SCC, along with Union United, City of Somerville, LOCUS, Union Square Main Streets, City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen, and other Somerville residents have been hard at work to answer the question: How can we make sure the new development, and the investment in the new development in Somerville’s designated Opportunity Zones, directly benefits our community, and does not further gentrify it?
Originally from England and the Dominican Republic, Juan joined the First Source team from the City of Boston, where he worked with high risk youth as an employment counselor. Juan has two children, including baby Messias, who was born in April. He is passionate about music, loves seafood, football, and baseball. He loves working at SCC "because of what we stand for within the community - how ready, willing, and able our staff is to serve."
Fun fact about Juan: He played professionally for the New York Yankees!!!
SCC invites you on an interactive journey to Somerville 2069...
As part of our 50th Anniversary, join SCC and local students, artists, kids, leaders, thinkers, and makers as we journey fifty years into the Future through 14 interactive stations featuring art, video, performance, interactive displays, installations, games, and more!!
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!!
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.
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.
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! Read more about SCC's Annual Dinner: A Full and Festive Evening