Recent Annual Reports
- 2020 SCC Annual Report: Community Heroes United
- 2019 SCC annual report: Together into the Future
- Check out our 2017 SCC annual report: Linking Our Community to the Future, and learn how our members are working with the community to position Somerville. Mass., for a future which supports socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and linguistic diversity.
- Read our 2016 SCC annual report: Breaking Barriers, Building Together.
Studies Commissioned or Conducted by SCC, Our Partners or Interns
Our strategy and approach to community development is informed by a wide variety of sources including research studies, people in our neighborhoods, movements in other cities, and local organizations and partners. Below, we’ve included some of the written studies and reports that inspire our work. The list is by no means complete, as movements and strategies are constantly growing and changing and more is always being written. We encourage you to explore these materials and to contact people and organizations with questions.
Somerville Community Corporation: Community Heroes United Because of your partnership and commitment, as well as the dedication of our incredible staff and board during this tumultuous and challenging year, SCC has proven our resiliency and we pledge to continue the fight for equitable development throughout our city.
SCC initiated strategic planning in the fall of 2017 by forming a Board/ Staff Strategic Planning Committee that led the process. Consultants Laurie Gould and Diane Gordon conducted research and gathered stakeholder feedback from nearly 80 people. The Board and Staff met in a day-long retreat in January to begin to set a vision for the future and identify priorities. Task Forces were formed early in 2018 to develop the details of the plan’s content…
Somerville Community Corporation’s Strategic Plan for 2014-2017 builds on the previous three-year strategic plan by taking a close look at the critical challenges and issues we face in order to sharpen our approach to achieving our intended impact: SCC Strategic Plan for 2014-2017 (PDF). SCC has determined that preserving and enhancing the remaining economic, racial, and ethnic diversity of our population is the overarching priority that drives our work today. This decision was made after…
The Dimensions of Displacement: Baseline Data for Managing Neighborhood Change in Somerville’s Green Line Corridor
The Green Line Extension may benefit the City of Somerville in many ways, but it may also cause displacement of low- and moderate-income residents, finds this critical report released February 2014 by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in partnership with the City of Somerville, Somerville Community Corporation, Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership (STEP), Friends of the Community Path, and Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance. The Green Line Extension through the City of Somerville will dramatically improve transit mobility for both residents and businesses. A…