Mapping the Impact: Ten Years of Building New Opportunities in Our Community

Mapping the Impact: Ten Years of Building New Opportunities in Our Community THE FOUNDATION Ten years ago, our founding team sat in a tiny, open office on the 4th floor of the West Annex, word-smithing the mission statement of Community Matters. The entire campus around us was under c
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Brunch & Art Show

Brunch & Art Show is an annual event hosted by The Collective creative community group that features work from a diverse group of Lower Price Hill artists and makers. Brunch options are free, and goods are available for purchase. Event DetailsSaturday, April 6, 202411am – 3p
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Embracing a Different Model

Ten years ago, we decided to try something new. In partnership with our neighbors, our team explored how we might change the traditional nonprofit model to build a deeper, more lasting impact in our community. Building upon the historic, decades-long work of the Lower Price Hill Commu
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Support a Thriving Community

Having affordable housing is about more than just being able to afford the rent. It is about growing a family and a career without outgrowing your community. It is about being able to build a thriving life with all the stress and mess and joy and love that comes with it. Thi
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Support Resident Voice

When Outerspace opened in 2022, it immediately became the home base for The Collective, Lower Price Hill’s creative community group. But, just as art is more than color and design, Outerspace quickly became more than a gallery. It is now the hub for a wide range of community organizin
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Support the Power of Perseverance

At Community Matters, our work is about relationships, not transactions. We walk with our neighbors for however long they need, and we celebrate with them whenever and however they succeed. One student in our Education Forward program took the GED math exam nine times before passing.
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Support Growth Beyond the Sidewalks

Dear friend and supporter, As I walk through Lower Price Hill these days, it is easy to see a more vibrant community. New and renovated buildings, active storefronts, and lively gardens mark our progress. Once vacant spaces are filled with families, and you can feel renewed energ
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Neighbors in Action

What does justice look like in action? The Neighborhood Action Team (NAT) is just one way neighbors are working to build a more just community. NAT is a group of Lower Price Hill residents organizing to create community leadership opportunities, engage residents in community activitie
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Building a More Just Community

In Lower Price Hill, neighbors are working every day to build a more just community. They are creating a community where everyone has access to basic needs, quality education, leadership opportunities, vibrant spaces, and affordable housing. From neighborhood potlucks to advocating at
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Support the Food Pantry

This Memorial Day, you’re invited to join us for the 2023 Hunger Walk & 5K Run hosted by Freestore Foodbank! At Community Matters, we are dedicated to creating a thriving and just community for families living in and around Cincinnati’s Lower Price Hill neighborhood. One of the ch
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