Somerville is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, just two miles north of Boston. Occupying slightly over 4 square miles, its population of 78,901 (as of the 2014 census) and a myriad of immigrants from all over the world make Somerville the most densely populated community in New England and one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation. Rich in both history and culture, the city houses numerous intriguing sites, businesses, and restaurants for every style.
The Somerville Promise Alliance (SomerPromise) is a community-wide effort that focuses on aligning and mobilizing resources to address the academic, social and environmental factors that affect student success. SomerPromise is committed to equity and excellence in children’s lives during and out of school, from cradle to career. Working in collaboration with our many partners, SomerPromise supports:
Research and Data: SomerPromise identifies gaps, needs and trends affecting student success, provides research to support the facts, and tracks and shares data.
Funding: SomerPromise researches grants and coordinates grant writing among our partners. In addition, we provide seed funding for sustainable projects in line with our key areas of focus.
Facilitation and Outreach: SomerPromise convenes meetings to engage diverse perspectives and organize coordinated efforts. We support cross-sector community engagement efforts, and we work hard to increase the visibility of key topics, needs, solutions and support.
Programs and Resources: SomerPromise assists in piloting new initiatives and developing existing programs.
Learn more at somervillema.gov/departments/mayor/somerpromise.