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Update & Resources on COVID-19

March 17, 2020
Dear SCC Community, 
 
Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the SCC office will be closed until further notice. SCC is making every effort to continue to serve our members and constituents while also working to keep all of us as safe as possible from the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Effective immediately we've taken the following steps:

First Source Comes to Malden!

February 6, 2020

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.

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? 

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.

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