Our Alderman need to hear from you that the residents of Clarendon Hill deserve quality, new housing and that Somerville needs to protect this critical affordable housing resource! Please come and express your support!
I’m hearing the term resilience a lot lately. It refers to the capacity to survive and thrive in the face of stresses or threats. Cultivating resilience goes beyond preventing disaster or mitigating its effects. It means empowering people, organizations and communities to rebound from adversity, adapt to change, and innovate for the future. Read more about SCC – Cultivating Resilience
Did you know that at one time SCC was called simply The Somerville Corporation? In the late 1980s the then Board of Directors decided to officially add “Community” to our name. In reflecting on our recent work, as reported in this newsletter, it seems to me that the addition of that one word – “community” – has never been more appropriate. Read more about The “Community” in Somerville Community Corporation
Thanks to everyone who attended our 2018 Annual Meeting & Dinner. We hope you had as much fun as we did! Special thanks to our award winners and event sponsors. (If you get the chance, let them know that you appreciate them, too.) They were joined by more than 200 SCC members, partners and friends who came together to celebrate our City and our collective work to ensure a Somerville for everyone.
SCC has now purchased 45 units in 10 properties ranging in size from two-family properties to a 16-unit property. These units have been permanently removed from the speculative market. Read more about 100 Homes Nears Half-Way Point
On behalf of the SCC Board and Staff I want to wish everyone a happy new year and a terrific 2018. As ever, at SCC we’ve already hit the ground running in the new year as we held a daylong board and staff retreat on the first Sunday in January, as part of our strategic planning process for the next five years. Read more about SCC's 2018 Plans
SCC is able to accomplish all we do each year thanks to the ongoing hard work of members, supporters and partners. Each step of the way, you are there, making a difference in the lives of Somerville residents and the future direction of the City. Read more about Gratitude from SCC to All of You
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 Social Services That Make the Holiday Season Bright