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Community Development Standards, Opportunity Zone, the Innerbelt, and Pizza—How are these all connected?

November 26, 2019

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? 

Faces of SCC: Juan Williams

November 4, 2019
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!!!

Cisco Academy Ribbon Cutting at SCALE

October 30, 2019

SCC, SCALE, and partner Cisco Academy launched the brand new IT training program. This class series will help adult learners master the skills necessary to compete in booming tech fields like computing, coding, and web development. SCC CEO Danny LeBlanc spoke about the importance of job readiness in tech, and Lieutenant Governor Polito attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Social Innovation Forum Finalist!

October 30, 2019
Our First Source Program is a finalist for the Social Innovation Forum's 2020 Accelerator cohort. These organizations represent the nonprofit sector's most promising approaches to addressing some of greater Boston's toughest social issues. 
This year, they received 134 applications across seven social issue tracks and FS has made it to the final round.

Help Create Community Benefits Standards

October 30, 2019
Union Square, East Somerville, and the Inner Belt Neighborhoods are the next frontier for new development.
What kind of development will we see in the future?
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!

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!

Welcome David Tisel

Welcome David Tisel

December 11, 2018

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..."

Develop Your Leadership Skills!

Develop Your Leadership Skills!

December 11, 2018

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.

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