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Danyal Najmi Joins SCC’s First Source Jobs Program

Danyal Najmi is the new job coach in the First Source Jobs Program. “I am so excited to be joining the SCC team,” shares Danyal. “I have strong ties to Somerville, having graduated from Tufts, lived in Somerville for several years and worked at the Welcome Project. 

”I was first introduced to SCC’s work while interpreting for a meeting here through the Boston Interpreters Collective. And I have always been inspired by the people here and the work SCC has been doing to make our society more just and equitable. I am looking forward to meeting my clients in the program, hearing their stories, and helping them achieve their hopes and dreams.” 

In the past, Danyal has worked as an interpreter, taught preschool, run programs for children and youth, and designed and taught language classes for adults. He has a passion for languages. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese and Hindi/Urdu, and is currently working on Mandarin and Haitian Creole. 

”I am looking forward to bringing all the skills and experiences I have acquired from my past adventures to my work with the First Source jobs Program,” says Danyal.

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