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Somerville 2069: Imagine the Future

September 3, 2019

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!!

Don't miss this free, immersive experience for the whole
family! All are welcome!!

Annual End of Summer Member Picnic!!

August 30, 2019
Please join us for our Annual End of Summer Member Picnic!!!
 
There will be delicious food, live music, mingling, a raffle, a scavenger hunt, and a videographer to capture it all, so bring your favorite SCC story to share!
We'll also be collecting ideas or additions for a Time Capsule to commemorate our 50th anniversary.  
 
This event is free and all are welcome. Click on the link below to register - we can't wait to see you there!!

50th Anniversary Launches!!

June 27, 2019

It was a marvelous morning, despite a little drizzle, to kick off SCC's 50th. The rocket theme was in full effect as our emcee, Libby Mahaffy, stepped out in an astronaut suit, complete with helmet and jet pack. As guests enjoyed the delicious food catered by Jules Catering, Mayor Curtatone gave a wonderful welcome and promised to fulfill his pledge to jump into the Mystic River and Danny LeBlanc reminisced about SCC's beginnings. 

First Source & Fin Lit News for June

June 26, 2019
Just in time for the 50th Launch, First Source has placed over 50...wait, make that over 65 people in new jobs so far this year!! Half of those are with the new Encore Casino, in a range of positions including kitchen/cook staff, housekeepers, valet attendant, and slot attendant, among others.
First Source also ran two cohorts of job readiness training at SCALE and launched the Careers in Healthcare class at SCALE. 
And the latest group of Financial Literacy students graduated in June - big congrats to them! 

SCC's Position on D2 and the Union Square CBA

June 26, 2019

SCC firmly supports the community’s hard work to reach an agreement between US2 and the Union Square Neighborhood Council for a CBA (Community Benefits Agreement).  SCC’s top priorities through the CBA are:  1) to make sure the new development in Union Square includes timely and ample affordable housing, and 2) that the development provides quality jobs and career growth opportunities for low income residents in Somerville.

Snapshot from the Past - SCC's Beginnings

June 26, 2019

On June 25, 1969, around a dozen local activists gathered at the home of Carla Johnston in Davis Square to officially incorporate The Somerville Corporation as a new organization dedicated to helping meet the social needs of Somerville’s residents. Shortly after, the Somerville Corporation hired Paul Duhamel, a young ordained UCC minister originally from Providence, as its first executive director.

Exciting Job Connections!

Exciting Job Connections!

April 23, 2019

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!!

 

More Residents Move Into 100 Homes Properties

April 23, 2019

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.

SCC Welcomes New Arrivals

April 23, 2019

Lizzie Devane

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.

Jose Cedanio

Celebrating 50 Years!! Together Into the Future: One small step… one giant leap.

April 23, 2019

50 years ago, on a warm day in June, 1969, a group of about a dozen people got together to launch a community based organization to serve Somerville’s low-income population by providing resources (including a food pantry) and a place to gather.  This organization blossomed into the Somerville Community Corporation—Somerville’s first and only community development corporation. 

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