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Meet Samantha

“I can talk to people now without being scared. I can be myself now. When I cook, I take a bunch of food up to the people at Evans Field who are homeless, because I know what it was like. It makes my day to be able to do that, to be a part of things down here.” Samantha met the staff
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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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A Year Full of Renewal

This past year was full of renewed connections, energy, and focus within our community. In several ways, the year also realized the ongoing efforts of Community Matters and our neighbors to facilitate renewed investment in the Lower Price Hill neighborhood. In July, we officially merg
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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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