In This Issue
CEO Forum
Upcoming Events & Meetings
Quick Links
Meet CITC Supporter Cindy Taft
Union United Calls for CBA
Meet the New First Source Staffer
New MassLEAP Partnership
Become Part of the Financial Literati

CEO Forum
Concerned with pre-election rhetoric that ridiculed, vilified and targeted numerous communities, many Somerville Community Corporation members and supporters were deeply troubled by the presidential election results. 

At SCC we believe this is a time to stand tall, with all  members of our community.  

We Are Thankful for ... 
As  we approach the holiday season, our staff and members share what they are most thankful for.

Visit the SCC Facebook page, and tell us what you are thankful for this season.

Upcoming Events & Meetings  
Visit the interactive calendar  on our website, and get involved.

Learn more about SCC's
Financial Literacy classes.

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Concerned with pre-election rhetoric that ridiculed, vilified and targeted many communities, many SCC members are deeply concerned about the results of the Presidential election. But we have been heartened by the resolve of our membership and community to double-down on efforts to promote affordability, diversity and a high quality of life for everyone , refusing to go backward. We are also heartened by the leadership of local and state officials like Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone and Attorney General Maura Healey, among many.

We will stand together and will fight back at any attempt to deny the rights of any group of people to be part of our community. Read more about SCC's stand in my CEO Forum post. 

In this issue, you can also get an update on our Social Equity Campaign from a key supporter, learn what makes our staff most thankful this holiday season and meet our new First Source Jobs Program Case Manager. You can also read about the call for a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) as part of the Union Square redevelopment -- and much more. 

On behalf of our board and staff, please know how thankful we are for you. And have a healthy, peaceful holiday. 

P.S. -- The much-anticipated SCC video vignettes will be out at the start of December. However, as part of the SCC family, you will receive a link next week for a sneak preview -- and an invitation to our December Facebook party. Be sure to give us your feedback.

Supporter Cynthia Taft: Thankful for Her New Community!
After attending one of the house parties that SCC members put on to share information about the organization and its  Social Equity Campaign , Cindy Taft and her husband, Fred Mueller, were impressed by the thoughtful and clear-eyed strategies of SCC's board and staff. 

"Then we learned about the Social Equity Campaign," states Cindy, "and thought, 'this certainly makes it easy.'"  Read more.

Union United Calls for CBA
More than 100 Somerville community members attended a public hearing earlier this month before the City's Board of Aldermen to discuss the urgent need for a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) as part of the Union Square redevelopment. 

Union United members requested the public hearing, gathering over 250 signatures from Somerville residents supportive of a CBA. 

They want to ensure that current residents and businesses can enjoy -- and contribute to -- the increased vibrancy of a redeveloped Union Square.  Read more on our website.   

Also check out the Boston Globe and Wicked Local/Somerville Journal.  

First Source Staff News
The SCC First Source Jobs Program  connects local Somerville residents looking for jobs with local employers. 

We welcome our newest First Source Jobs Program Case Manager Paul Parry. 

And we thank Ada Flores who is now completing her year-long service in the LISC AmeriCorps position with the First Source Jobs Program. Read more.

SCC Partners with MassLEAP
First Source Jobs Program  is a new subcontractor on the Massachusetts Learning Employment Asset Building Program ( MassLEAP ) project.

MassLeap is a partnership between the  Somerville Housing Authority One Family  and Somerville Community Corporation. Learn more.

Become Part of the New Financial Literati
The Financial Literacy program at SCC provides participants with common-sense strategies for money management. It helps people become aware of where their finances are going and how to make careful choices. 

The most recent class graduated in October. Read more about the course.
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