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Gia LaChapelle

Community Engagement Specialist

Gia LaChapelle joined the Somerville Community Corporation team as Community Engagement Specialist in Fall 2021. In this role she directly addresses concerns of SCC tenants, connects them with local resources, and builds relationships with neighboring community organizations. She hopes to help develop leaders in Somerville, and rally around social justice initiatives.

Originally from Springfield Massachusetts, Gia graduated from Tufts University in 2021 with degrees in Political Science and Psychology. Before joining SCC she primarily worked in restaurant and customer service, giving her a passion and skill for communication. During her free time she loves to listen to vinyl records, draw, and take road trips.

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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