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
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