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We Are Thankful

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

CEO Danny LeBlanc: “I’m thankful to be reaching the 40-year mark living in this wonderful community!” Also: “While my parents are now quite frail, I’m thankful to still have them and for us to help them be able to stay in their longtime home.”

While my parents are now quite frail, I’m thankful to still have them and for us to help them be able to stay in their longtime home.

Asset Building Specialist Janine Lotti: “I am thankful to be surrounded by interesting people with passion, intellect, compassion, and drive. It’s inspiring to come to work.”

Former First Source Case Manager Ada Flores: “I am thankful that I had the opportunity to work in an office that cared about each individual person, and celebrated and mourned together.”

Community Organizer Karen Narefsky: “I am thankful for our hundreds of amazing and diverse members who make Somerville a place that feels like home.” 

Deputy Director Meridith Levy: “I am thankful for the power of expression, the collective will to make the world a better place, and the defiance of beauty despite all.” 

Director of Economic Opportunity Thais DeMarco: “I am thankful that our community sticks together through thick and thin, and we can always get support when we turn to each other.” 

Member and Social Equity Campaign Supporter Thalia Tringo: “I’m thankful I live in a community that is committed to making people feel safe and included.”

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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