SOMERVILLE – West Somerville Neighborhood School, 177 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville map
The annual Summer Membership Meeting drew a crowd of active community members from all over Somerville for dinner and workshops. This year the theme was “A Time for Action!” Translators were on hand for Spanish and Portuguese residents, and the large turnout reflected the diversity of Somerville.
The entire group heard about the successes and the projects SCC and the residents of Somerville have worked on over the year. As a small taste of what the SCC is all about, people were then given the chance to join in workshops on some of the important issues affecting Somerville. The workshops focused on four areas:
- How the Green Line will impact Somerville
- Getting good jobs for Somerville residents (Danny LeBlanc)
- Making Massachusetts more welcoming for our immigrant neighbors (Tito Meza)
- Understanding your budget and credit needs (Thais DeMarco)
Each workshop had an open discussion and was welcome to everyone. The workshops are a great way for people to get an idea of the services and opportunities the SCC has for community education and involvement. The financial literacy course and workshop, for example, aims to empower people to take control of their budget in simple, practical ways that can help move people towards financial security.
If you are interested in being a part of future discussions, or enrolling in the course on financial literacy, or if you know someone who might, please get in touch with the SCC.