Meet Steven

Meet Steven. He’s one of two friendly faces on duty at the Washing Well helping to ensure that residents in Lower Price Hill (and beyond) have access to safe, affordable laundry. In addition to raising his 3 sons, he works as a security guard at Oyler School and is the Head Coac
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12 hours, 80 people, and a 3000 pound log

By: Josie Watson, volunteer and Sassafras garden designer On July 28th I spent the day in Lower Price Hill. Working alongside horticulturists from the Cincinnati Zoo, staff from Community Matters and 80+ volunteers from P&G, the empty lots of 650 and 652 Neave St. were transformed
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Collaboration Hits a Home Run

This summer, Community Matters was blessed to be a part of a powerful collaboration of Cincinnati icons, the Cincinnati Reds, Procter and Gamble, and the Cincinnati Zoo. This collaboration created three new community spaces in Lower Price Hill, created two new partnerships, and invest
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Welcome our New Executive Director!

Community Matters is excited to announce the selection of its first executive director, Mary Delaney.  After sharing an administration team with its partner organization, Education Matters, Community Matters has met its initial growth goals and is excited to have Mary lead the organiz
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The Power of Expression

Art has the power to make us feel and see things that we wouldn’t otherwise experience.  It creates a space to be honest and to open ourselves up to the world. When someone is the creator of such an experience, it is empowering and invigorating, as it makes room for connection,
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Collaborating for a Community in Need

By: Scott Priestle, Community Matters Board Chair Carson held a new Cincinnati Reds backpack and flashed a smile I have not often seen from him. “My backpack just ripped,” he said. “They tried to fix it, but it was still loose.” He didn’t say who “they” are, and I was afraid to ask. I
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Office Space at Community Matters

Looking for an office/studio space? We have amazing new spaces available for rent on our campus in Lower Price Hill. Great rent rates, newly renovated, new HVAC systems, onsite parking, access to the (amazing) Sanctuary, and all part of a vibrant campus. It is the perfect place for fo
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Help LPH “Wash Well”

This winter we are opening the Washing Well, a community laundry facility offering affordable, local, and safe laundry in our community.  The Washing Well is a much needed resource in LPH, as most residents do not have access to laundry machines.  Many have to take their laundry on th
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Making New Memories in a Familiar Space

by: Scott Priestle, Community Matters Board President I have vivid memories of childhood visits to St. Michael’s Church. Sitting in a pew during mass, laughing with – and sometimes at – Mike Kezak, a delightfully wacky and profane parishioner from the neighborhood. Gathering with the
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‘It’s either all of us or none of us’ – Enquirer Story on Troop 49632

THE GIRL SCOUTS OF LOWER PRICE HILL NEED TO SELL 1,500 BOXES OF COOKIES TO GO TO CAMP. BUT THEY CAN’T TALK ABOUT CAMP. NOT YET. THEY DON’T NEED FALSE HOPE.  Sharon Coolidge and Liz Dufour, ldufour@enquirer.com Cincinnati Enquirer, February 8, 2015 As the after-school progr
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