Somerville Community Corporation has partnered with the Somerville Housing Authority to help public housing residents meet education, employment, and asset-building goals through an initiative called LEAP (Learning, Employment, Asset-Building Program). Read more about Partnership Serves Public Housing Residents
With its small staff, SCC is able to “lift above its weight” thanks to a dedicated, hard-working board; member-led initiatives; collaborative projects with partner organizations; and bright, energetic interns. This summer, our Organizing Department has had three interns working on various projects, and another intern is supporting the First Source Jobs Program.Read more about Spotlight: SCC Summer 2017 Interns
Eddy Toussaint recently shared his story of displacement in a letter to Union United, a coalition committed to development without displacement in the rapidly changing Union Square area – and throughout Somerville. SCC is one of the founding members of Union United.
Rooftop honey harvests, dental gear made from 3-D printers, elderberry beer brewed in a forgotten warehouse, Cuppow mason mugs sold online by unusual gadget shops . . . these are the markers of Somerville’s emerging economy tendrilously transforming the City.
On June 22, 2017, the Somerville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone’s request to appropriate and expend $50,000 from the Workforce Training Stabilization Fund for one year of funding for First Source Workforce Readiness programming.Read more about Job Policy Updates
5-18-17 – We are submitting this letter for the record in the case of Federal Realty Investment Trust’s request for a waiver of the 20% Inclusionary Housing requirement for its proposed 500-unit development that is the next phase of FRIT’s approved Planned Unit Development for Assembly Square. Read more about SCC Board Letter on Proposed Inclusionary Zoning Waiver
On May 17th, SCC supporters joined staff and board at Nu Café, next door to our Union Square Apartments, to celebrate the successes of our Social Equity Campaign in 2016, as we kicked-off the campaign for 2017. Read more about Celebrating Because of You