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Staff Spotlight
Be in Our Video
Upcoming Events & Meetings
Quick Links
Summer Member Picnic
Jobs Trust Fund
Job Opening
Get in the Zone
North Street

SCC Staff Spotlight
SCC Asset Building Specialist

When SCC staff member Janine Lotti tells new clients how long she has been associated with Somerville Community Corporation, many assume she is joking. Some respond with, "Well, you must have been a little girl when you started here."

She was. 

Join Our Video! 
 SCC is Taking to the Cinema!

Over the next month, SCC will be working with a videographer to film a series of vignettes to tell our story in a visual, nonverbal way. We would be thrilled to have our members, participants and friends be a part of the cast! Some of the roles will pay a stipend of up to $100.

Upcoming Events & Meetings  
Visit the interactive calendar  on our website, and get involved.
Check out the September First Source Program workshops.

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About SCC 

Opportunities to Get Involved

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This has been one hot summer, especially in Somerville and at SCC. We've seen passage of  jobs linkage legislation, Somerville's groundbreaking new inclusionary zoning law, solid jobs and training news from the First Source Program, the purchase of the first five of our 100 Homes initiative, and much more.  

Join us at our Annual Summer Member Picnic to celebrate, and take part in our new video! See you soon, and enjoy the rest of your summer.

From all of us at SCC, thank you for your support.

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You're Invited: SCC Annual Summer Member Picnic
The 2016 SCC Annual Summer Member Picnic will be held on Thursday, September 15, beginning at 5 p.m. right here at SCC, 337 Somerville Avenue.The theme this year is Celebration. In addition to food, music and an emphasis on having fun, we will recount the many successes of the past year for Somerville residents, businesses and organizations.  Read more.

New Somerville Jobs Trust Fund
On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed  Bill H.4303 , an Act establishing the Somerville Municipal Job Creation and Retention Trust. 

SCC's Jobs for Somerville committee celebrated this critical step in the long-term process to create a Jobs Trust Fund. The fund  will link commercial real estate development to jobs creation and workforce development for the City's residents.  Read more.  

AmeriCorps Job Opening at SCC:
First Source Case Manager
The Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) and Local Initiatives Support' Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a First Source Program Case Manager. The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2016, and serve a minimum of 1,700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2017.  

Get in the Zone
This fall, the City of Somerville will attempt to address some development challenges through changes to the zoning code. It's also an important opportunity for our members to make sure that real community benefits are required in that code.  Read more.

SCC and Partners to Redevelop North Street Property
In June 2016, a team comprised of SCC, Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) and Gate Residential was selected by the Somerville Housing Authority (SHA) to lead the redevelopment of the Clarendon Hill public housing on North Street in West Somerville. Originally built for veterans returning from war in the 1940s, Clarendon Hill has long outlasted its useful life. SHA is pursuing this redevelopment option to bring modern apartments and amenities to the existing residents.   Read more.

Social Equity Campaign: The Contribution That Pays You
If you are planning to make a CITC eligible tax credit donation to Somerville Community Corporation this year, we would be very grateful to receive your contributions soon. 

We are ramping up for the high season of the Social Equity Campaign. The Department of Housing and Community Development just announced that it has a number of additional Community Investment Tax Credits (CITCs) available to eligible CDC's.   Read more.

As always, we appreciate feedback.  Be sure to join us on Facebook & Twitter for the most current info on what we're up to and how to get involved. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon! 

Daniel LeBlanc
Somerville Community Corporation