This holiday season, we’re lining Assembly Row with six, 12- foot Christmas trees, each decorated by a local nonprofit! Throughout the month of December, we ask that you visit each tree and vote for your favorite to help us determine who will receive a $2,500 grand prize donation. Read about each nonprofit below and find their tree using the map provided!
#1 THIS IS EAST
East Somerville Main Streets
East Somerville Main Streets’ mission is to improve the life of the Somerville community by building investment, connection and pride in the main street. We do this by promoting the East Broadway Business District as a commercial center and cultural destination, known for celebrating its traditions, heritage and maintaining diversity.
For more information, visit www.eastsomervillemainstreets.org
#2 CELEBRATING STUDENT SUCCESS
Breakthrough Greater Boston
Breakthrough Greater Boston prepares low-income students across Boston, Cambridge and Somerville for success in college and trains the next generation of urban teachers using its Students Teaching Students model.
For more information, visit www.breakthroughgreaterboston.org
#3 CELEBRATE SOMERVILLE
Somerville Media Center
Somerville Media Center is a leading public access media center that enables a diverse community to express its creativity, ideas, cultures, and foster freedom of speech. SMC supports and creates community-driven media through low-cost education, production resources, and distribution on cable television and the web.
For more information, visit www.somervillemedia.org
#4 A SAFE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
A pioneer in the movement to end domestic violence, RESPOND is New England’s first domestic violence agency. Its work began in the early 1970s, as a grassroots effort to provide respite for those with unsafe homes and has provided life-saving emergency shelter, counseling services, housing support, training and education programs to
hundreds of thousands of members for over 45 years.
For more information, visit www.respondinc.org
#5 BRIGHT LIGHTS IN THE CITY
Somerville Homeless Coalition
Somerville Homeless Coalition’s mission is ‘Finding Everyone a Home’. Our clients are unique, so is their journey. Whatever their path, we are proud to help them shine the brightest to overcome their barriers to housing and stability. 1985-2020 – Celebrating 35
years, thank you for the part you play in spreading kindness and love.
For more information, visit www.shcinc.org
#6 BENEATH THE WINTER SNOW
The Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc. helps youth face social issues and use their talents to create change in their own lives and communities. TE employs youth as the leaders of social change initiatives that positively influence the values and behaviors of
their peers with the goal of lowering crime, violence, and self-destructive behaviors.
For more information, visit www.teenempowerment.org