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Sonia Rosa

Career Coach

Sonia Rosa is an AmeriCorps member performing her service with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation [LISC]. She joined the First Source Jobs Program at SCC in April of 2022. She focuses on preparing the residents of Somerville and surrounding communities to enter the workforce and to advance their careers and overall growth. She is dedicated to her job and to the people she serves.

Originally from the West African nation of Cape Verde, Sonia migrated on her own to the United States at the age of 15. Through faith and perseverance, she grew into a passionate and resilient woman, eager to reach out and help those whose struggles she understands so well. Today, she is the proud mother of a teenaged boy and a five-year-old fur baby. She currently resides in West Somerville, where she is a fierce advocate for her community.

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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