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2017 Summer Member Picnic

Members of the Somerville Community Corporation family, supporters and friends gathered on the sprawling front lawn of Saint Polycarp Village on Mystic Avenue, Somerville in late August for the SCC 2017 Member Picnic. The annual event is another opportunity to celebrate our members.

There were games, prizes, music and some special surprises, including the chance to take a tour of the rooftops at sunset. Two of the three Saint Polycarp Village buildings have extensive green roofs with vegetation and extensive solar panels. The first green roof in Somerville, the project brought high school students at Prospect Hill Academy together with Groundworks Somerville to help design and build it. So picnic goers got quite an exclusive treat. 

Those attending the picnic also enjoyed a wonderful dinner, prepared by Estela Calzada; pop-up workshops on housing and economic opportunity issues; and one more chance to enjoy the waning days of summer in the company of good friends.

Learn the story of SCC - watch the mini documentary:

Members of the community in Somerville, MA come together for an illuminated walk to bring attention to gentrification and housing affordability in East Somerville. Produced in collaboration with the Somerville Community Corporation and Mister Francis. Written, directed, and edited by Andrew Eldridge. Produced by Elizabeth Eldridge, Andrew Eldridge.

For tenants of the 100 Homes program, if you are in need of an urgent repair please call 1-617-410-9915. For life-threatening or other emergencies please call 911.

Somerville sits on the original homelands of the Massachusett, Wampanoag, Naumkeag, and Nipmuc tribal nations. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we live and work.

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