When SCC Asset Building Specialist Janine Lotti tells people how long she has been associated with SCC, many assume she is joking. She seems too young to have been involved for so many years. And when they learn that she has served on numerous SCC committees, spoken at hearings, was elected board president and more, some disbelievers joke that Janine must have been a little girl when she first got involved with SCC. She was.
Her dad was an SCC founder, and Janine got an early education on community empowerment. After earning a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University and later a master’s degree in instructional design from UMass Boston, Janine took those lessons with her to navigate a career motivated by mission and service. She worked with mission-driven groups like the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, Career Source, the Somerville Council on Aging and SCALE (Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences).
As the Asset Building Specialist, Janine facilitates the First-Time Homebuyers classes and provides money management support and advice through the Financial literacy Program. Passionate about her work at SCC, she is inspired by her clients’ motivation to succeed for themselves, their families and the City.