From April-July, SCC received a grant from the city of Somerville Job Creation and Retention Trust Fund to offer assistance to community members needing help to apply for or access unemployment benefits. SCC helped 174 community members apply for unemployment benefits and resolve issues related to unemployment benefits. The services provided through this grant included: Read more about Thank you to the City of Somerville Job Creation & Retention Trust Fund
Having now been at SCC for a little over two months, I am exceedingly grateful to have joined this organization and community. I have already seen the true meaning of community in action, as our staff, board, members, and tenants have come together to weather the pandemic and rise to the ongoing issues of racial and social injustice. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself further and make clear my own views on the issues central to SCC’s work. Read more about A Letter from CEO Gonzalo Puigbo
Carolina joined the Real Estate team as our new property manager this past winter. She has over 9 years of property management experience.
Magda was born and raised in Chile, surrounded by mountains and hope after the end of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. Before entering college she joined an NGO where she started building affordable housing and participated in the educational program. Read more about New Hires and Interns!
First Source Jobs is excited to be working in partnership with MassHire Metro North Workforce Board to provide career advising, outreach, and career coaching services in the city of Malden. SCC was awarded a contract as part of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission 2019 Community Mitigation Fund Workforce Development Pilot Program grant, with the goal of preparing residents in the Metro North region to gain the skills necessary to meet the workforce demands of employers impacted by the new Encore Boston Harbor gaming facility.Read more about First Source Comes to Malden!
Janine Lotti is an integral part of the Economic Opportunity Department. She facilitates First-Time Homebuyers classes and provides money management support and advice through the Financial Literacy Program.
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I’ve lived here my whole life. It’s never disappointed me, so I had no reason to leave. Plus, I am so very fortunate to live in a family home with my husband---also a life-long resident--, my daughter, and many of my in-laws. Read more about Faces of SCC: Janine Lotti
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, 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.Read more about Cisco Academy Ribbon Cutting at SCALE