Community Matters believes that access to education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. When our work was originally founded in the 1970s, roughly 98% of Lower Price Hill residents had not completed high school. Today, our community continues to face persistent barriers to quality, foundational education.
The Education Pathways pillar works to remove these barriers to education so that adult learners and their families can thrive. Within this pillar, our education programs offer individualized preparation for high school equivalency, college access and assistance, and small group classes for English-language learners. We also offer wraparound support, like free onsite childcare and bus passes, to further remove barriers for students. Above all else, we seek to create a positive, student-centered environment where our neighbors can re-engage in learning and achieve their goals.
We seek to build a thriving and more just community where all people in our community have access to the education necessary to accomplish their goals.