Friendly Fundraiser Nov. 2nd!

Join CAAS board members Judy Perlman and Guillermo Hamlin on November 2, at the Friendly Toast! They will host a fundraiser to support the efforts of the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS).

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Kate Berliner
CAAS Seeks a Photo Ambassador!

CAAS seeks a local photographer interested in learning about non-profit marketing and storytelling. The ambassador will be responsible for taking, editing, and submitting photos to CAAS that capture the people and places of Somerville.

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Kate Berliner
Summer 2017 Community Organizing Updates

At Clarendon Hill, a public housing project that is set to be redeveloped in the next several years, resident leaders have been negotiating with developers to ensure that no one is displaced and that current residents receive benefits from this project.

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Kate Berliner
CAAS Community Needs Assessment

Our most recent Community Assessment Report & Strategic Plan is complete! This Plan presents the major findings from our 2017 community needs assessment and outlines a three-year plan with specific actions for addressing the community’s most pressing needs.

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Kate Berliner
Will you make a difference today?

As a person who is committed to helping working families on a path to economic security, you are as disturbed as I am by the threats to programs Somerville families rely on. Will you invest today in local efforts to protect these programs?

 

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Kate Berliner
From Facing Eviction to $35,000 Settlements

The Santiagos, a family of 9, were referred to HPP by Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services in June of 2016. They received notice of eviction and were seeking assistance with their housing search and in negotiating with their landlord for more time to secure new housing.

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Kate Berliner
Community Outreach at Clarendon Hills!

CAAS’ community outreach team has been working on a tenant rights action project at the Clarendon Hills housing project in West Somerville. The Somerville Housing Authority has partnered with private developers to redevelop the site, which would temporarily displace the 216 families that currently reside there

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Kate Berliner
Communities for Healthy Living at CAAS!

The Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in collaboration with CAAS and ABCD Head Start, was awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to implement the Communities for Healthy Living (CHL) program in Head Start programs in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville.

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Kate Berliner
Union United

Union United was formed in 2014 to advocate for “Development without Displacement” in response to rapidly increasing gentrification in the Union Square neighborhood and the anticipated arrival of the Green Line Extension and associated real estate development.

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Kate Berliner