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New Cohort Completes SCC’s Leadership Development Institute

On April 4th, SCC welcomed a new group of community leaders to its ranks as our 8th annual Leadership Development Institute (LDI) concluded.

Spread over the course of four Saturday morning sessions, LDI included an established core curriculum and several supplementary workshops designed to develop strong leaders in our community.

As in previous years, LDI provides interpretation to participants in four languages, making this opportunity available to new immigrants or those who speak English as a second language. SCC values accessibility – to reach as many people as possible to organizing and empowering residents to identify paths to connect in the local struggle for social justice. 

Our four session program included training on topics focused on leadership, relationship building, power analysis, and concluded with a local context framework.

Congratulations to all our 2015 LDI graduates!

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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