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$63,000 Pledged Toward Our 2016 Social Equity Campaign Goal

SCC’s Social Equity Campaign Team launched our 2016 campaign with a spring event to thank our donors and kick off this year’s events and activities.On April 27th, over 50 people gathered at Brass Union in Union Square for a festive night of socializing. Featured speakers included Mayor Joseph Curtatone; Marybeth Campbell, executive director of SkillWorks; Yvakpo Agbovan, a participant member of SCC; and Rita Schwantes of Klein Hornig. We were pleased to unveil our list of early pledges, adding up to $63,000 toward our $300,000 goal for 2016.

Now in its third year, the Social Equity Campaign has provided SCC with new levels of support. With it, we have been able to augment existing programs and explore new ways to sustain a diverse, vibrant community. Thanks to the Social Equity Campaign, we have been able to: 

  • Invest in our First Source Jobs Program. Since we started the program two years ago, we have worked with 359 participants, to date placing 133 into jobs.
  • Provide the extra push to achieve the ambitious goals we set for affordable housing starts, economic development, member mobilization and more.
  • Establish a ever-broader network of people who are invested in our goal to make sure people of all backgrounds and incomes can benefit from Somerville’s growing strengths and amenities.

Community Investment Tax Credit Program

We count on and appreciate the enormous generosity of our supporters. The Community Investment Tax Credit program has played a valuable role across the state to leverage these resources for community development, in exchange for one of the most far reaching tax benefits. Donors get a 50% state tax credit, on top of the federal tax deduction for every dollar they give over $1000.  

Contact us to learn how you can take advantage of this extraordinary tax opportunity while helping SCC sustain the diversity that makes Somerville great:

Meredith Levy, mlevy@somervillecdc.org. 617.776.5931, ext. 242

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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