Why Community Matters

We believe that community matters.

Our community connects us and gives us our sense of place and belonging. Living in community means being a part of something bigger than oneself and investing our time, energy, and talents into a collective vision.

At the root of Community Matters mission is the belief that our residents have the strengths, passions, and skills to thrive. We need to invest in our neighbors to catalyze existing strengths and create new opportunities together.

Our neighborhood faces many systemic challenges, with 48% of families and 86% of children living in poverty, 66% unemployment rate, and 90% renters without access to truly dignified housing. To face these systemic challenges, we invest directly in the ideas, skills, and needs of our neighbors to advance family sustainability, resident leadership, and affordable housing.

Mission

Mission: To create a thriving and more just community by removing barriers to opportunity.

What We Do

Our programs are designed to created lasting impact through a partnership with residents. Learn more about our programs and initiatives here.

Our Model

Our History

Founded in 2014, Community Matters has deep roots in the Lower Price Hill community, developed from the over forty years of work by its sister organization, Education Matters. Community Matters was created from the will of the Lower Price Hill community to address the disparities caused by systemic inequities in our community.

For more information on the history of Education Matters click here.