A thank you to the foundations that contributed in first quarter 2023

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Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce that it received five grants supporting its programs and services during the first quarter of 2023. Santa Maria was awarded grants by The Apartment Association OUTREACH, an anonymous foundation, the Ruth J. … Continued

New Cohorts of Parents on Point Begin in February at Oyler School and in East Price Hill

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UPDATE: Parents on Point is launching new cohorts at 3214 Warsaw Ave and Oyler School! To sign up for Oyler School’s Wednesday evening class, call Chris O’Brien at 513-472-0068. To sign up for Wednesday morning classes at 3214 Warsaw Avenue, … Continued

New Board Members Bring a Wealth of Diverse Experience to the Board of Directors at Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.

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As Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. enters our 126th year of helping families help themselves, we are pleased to announce the appointment of new board members, Kaitlyn Carrender, Rasheda Cromwell, Dr. Sisan Cuervo and Hammad Siddiqi. Kaitlyn Carrender: Kaitlyn is … Continued

Makiayla is on her way to Owning her own Café After Participating in Santa Maria’s Workforce Development Program

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One of the many opportunities offered at Santa Maria Community Services is our Workforce Experience program. This program partners with local businesses to provide our participants with on-the-job training, tangible job skills, and measurable certifications. One of our most requested … Continued

Jim Holmstrom Looks Back on a Life’s Journey of Helping Youth

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“YOUTH WORKER WANTED: Working in an inner-city Appalachian neighborhood with youth. Must be willing to meet them where they are; in the streets, and in the pool halls.” That’s the job announcement that Jim Holmstrom saw in 1977 that piqued … Continued