bi3 Awards $50,000 to Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. to Support Capacity Building

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CINCINNATI, OH – bi3, Bethesda Inc.’s grantmaking initiative, has awarded $50,000 to Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. for capacity building to relieve the impact of COVID-19 on both the agency’s clients and staff. Funds will be used for purchasing devices … Continued

Santa Maria’s Youth Development Program Soldiers On During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Since Santa Maria’s Youth Development Program’s big move into Joe Williams Family Center, (formerly Espy Boys & Girls club) four years ago, there has been great room for program growth and expansion, and although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused cuts … Continued

Santa Maria Takes a Multifaceted Approach to Help Family Reach its Goals

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Thirty-six-year-old Elizabeth Ramos and her family came to Santa Maria when they first moved to Price Hill. They have benefited from Santa Maria’s workforce and financial coaching, Project Lift, and improving their credit through a Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) … Continued

A thank you to the foundations that contributed to Santa Maria in third quarter 2020

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Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce that it has received four grants supporting its programs and services during the third quarter of 2020. The grants were awarded by U.S. Bank, A.T. Folger, Jr. – Lowe Simpson Fund of … Continued

Young Mother Obtains her HSE, Receives Early Childhood Development Coaching and Improves her Family’s Finances with the Help of Santa Maria

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Kíara first came to Santa Maria Community Services seeking her High School Equivalency (HSE) over five years ago. She was able to pass all of her exams very quickly. Once she attained her HSE, she began attending Brown Mackie College. … Continued

A thank you to the foundations that contributed to Santa Maria in second quarter 2020

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Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce that it has received five grants supporting its programs and services during the second quarter of 2020. The grants were awarded by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Ed and Joann Hubert Family Foundation, … Continued

Santa Maria Helps Robert Graduate from Per Scholas at CityLink IT-Ready Training Program

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Robert came to Santa Maria Community Services (SMCS) at a time in his life where he found himself lacking in the resources and direction he needed to meet his goals and aspirations. Behind on rent, underemployed, and lacking stability, Robert … Continued

Meet Charity Dowers

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Thirty-nine-year-old Charity Dowers was born and raised in Cincinnati and is the mother of three children, Aubrey-18, Adam-17 and Autumn-5. Charity first sought Santa Maria Community Services’ assistance with early childhood development for Autumn. Since then, the two have participated … Continued

Santa Maria Awarded Grant Toward Promoting Our Preschoolers Program

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Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce it has been awarded a one-year grant from the SC Ministry Foundation toward its Promoting Our Preschoolers (POP) Program. The POP Program is one of Santa Maria’s family-focused kindergarten-readiness programs that works … Continued