When we describe what SCC does, we say our overarching goal is to preserve and enhance the remaining economic, racial and ethnic diversity of our Somerville population in the face of strong market forces that have displaced many of our neighbors and threaten to displace many more. Read more about Why Policy Work is Crucial for SCC to Meet Its Mission
In Massachusetts, cities have limited powers under state law. A Home Rule Petition is a request from a city for a new type of power from the state legislature—for example, the power to enact a new tax or regulation, or an exemption from an aspect of state law.Read more about What is a Home Rule Petition?
On the last day of the State Legislature’s Formal Session, the Legislation passed two home rule petitions that allow for the plans to redevelop the Clarendon: H4580 provides authorization for the Somerville Housing Authority to engage with a private development partner to redevelop the Clarendon property; and H4856 allows for a land swap between Somerville Housing Authority and the State Department of Conservation and Recreation that will allow for the replacement of the rotary at Powder House and Alewife with a fully signaled T-intersection.Read more about Clarendon Redevelopment Gets State Approval
SCC is pleased to announce an exciting contract award from Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experience (SCALE) to establish a job-sector preparation program targeted primarily for SCALE students interested in career growth.Read more about First Source Jobs Program Expands!
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.
Warmth, sense of welcome, generosity of spirit, tasty food . . . this is the common denominator of words describing every house party hosted by friends of SCC over the last several years as part of SCC’s Social Equity Campaign through the State Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) program. Read more about How We Roll: SCC’s Breed of Donor Development