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Johnson Roberts Associates
15 Rev Nazareno Properzi Way, Somerville, MA 02143
Johnson Roberts Associates is an architectural firm. The firm helps clients through initial design and intoMore master planning and construction. The company's portfolio includes public libraries, town offices, public safety facilities, court houses, college and university facilities, churches and historic preservations.
Haitian Coalition of Somerville
268 Powder House Blvd Rear, Somerville, MA 02144

Founded in 1992, this nonprofit supports Haitian immigrants by connecting them to social, medical and legal services,More as well as educational opportunities. With the support of volunteer tutors, clients are offered literacy, citizenship and English language classes and training in small business setup and computer skills. The coalition also assists clients in their search for housing or elder care, and youths struggling to adapt to a new culture are provided with a range of support. Meanwhile, special projects direct aid to residents of Haiti.

The Haitian Coalition also operates the Community Computer Center located at the Clarendon Hill Housing Development, which provides computer access and training to all residents of Clarendon and the public. Volunteers are welcome to help in many ways including as ESL, computer and homework tutors.

Havurat Shalom
113 College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

Housed in a yellow Victorian on College Ave., Havurat Shalom is an egalitarian Jewish community that is notMore affiliated with the reform, reconstructionist, conservative or orthodox movements of Judaism. In their own description, "The Havurah tends to be hard to label."

Services are led by members and they describe them so: "The singing is spirited, the prayer is focused, and the Torah discussions are thought provoking. Services often include extra readings, discussion, meditation, and other creative additions. We read from the Torah on Shabbat mornings." Twice monthly, Shabbat services are followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner.

A strong emphasis is placed on social justice, with members working to address issues such as homelessness and disability rights. Services, talks, classes and social gatherings fill their busy calendar. Newcomers are welcome, and High Holiday services are free and open to the public. 

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