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Investing in Community

We’re building a community that is vibrant. Raine leads our community and event space, The Sanctuary. The venue hosts thousands of people yearly as they celebrate weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions.  The Sanctuary is unique. It is a place for community buildin
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Investing in Leaders

We’re building a community where our neighbors have the power. A rising high school freshman, Jaziarh has spent the last few months exploring her passion for art and nature through our Resident Leadership initiatives. In March, the new Outerspace creative hub opened its doo
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Investing in Education

We’re building a community where all people have access to education. With one daughter enrolled in the Education Forward program and another slated to graduate high school, Keli was motivated to re-engage with education and earn her GED.  Keli came in consistently for tuto
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Stronger Together

We’re united in our mission. Over the past 50 years, we have been committed to working alongside our neighbors to build a thriving and more just community. A community in which all people have the tools to achieve their goals, access education, pursue leadership opportunities, a
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Two Lower Price Hill Nonprofits Set to Merge

Effective July 1st, Community Matters and its sister organization, Education Matters, have agreed to merge into a single, comprehensive nonprofit under the existing Community Matters name and brand. The work of Education Matters and Community Matters was built on the same foundation.
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2022 Student Recognition Ceremony

Please join us to celebrate this year’s record number of GED graduates (currently 63 graduates and counting) and recognize outstanding adult learners from across our education programs. Event Details: Friday, June 24th6-8pmThe Sanctuary Face masks are encouraged. The ceremony will be
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Building a Thriving Community

Today, perhaps more than ever, we find ourselves needing to build connections with those around us. Although our work did not stop during the pandemic, we are rediscovering joy in what we have always known̶ we are stronger together. Throughout the last year, our neighbors have remaine
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An Evening of Storytelling

As part of An Evening in Lower Price Hill: 50th Anniversary Un-Gala, we invite you to join us virtually on Saturday, November 13th at 7pm for this 1-hour storytelling event. Three special guests will share their stories as we reflect on 50 years of Community Matters and Education
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Lower Price Hill Thrives Groundbreaking

After six years of coordinated efforts, we’re delighted to announce that Community Matters, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, and residents of the Lower Price Hill neighborhood will be breaking ground on the Lower Price Hill Thrives affordable housing project.The project was created t
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