Santa Maria celebrates 121st anniversary

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Santa Maria celebrated its 121st year on December 2nd at its annual Birthday Brunch. The fundraiser, featuring a live and silent auction, raised funds for the continuance of its free programs and services, which serve nearly 4,000 individuals annually. Santa … Continued

Putting an end to waste at work

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Santa Maria Vice President, Blair Schoen, was recently recognized for expanding the recycling efforts at each of Santa Maria Community Services’ six buildings. In appreciation of her efforts, the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District awarded Santa Maria with … Continued

Santa Maria launches girls’ youth soccer team

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Last year, Santa Maria began the Lower Price Hill Youth Sports League in collaboration with Oyler School’s after-school program. The Youth Sports League stemmed from a request by Santa Maria’s partner, the Lower Price Hill Community Council, and from the … Continued

Santa Maria Awarded $25,000 for Dater4Kids Program

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Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce it has been awarded $25,000 from the Charles H. Dater Foundation for its Dater4Kids Program. Dater4Kids supports violence prevention and educational activities designed to foster young people’s social skills, tolerance, responsibility to … Continued

Iraqi teens visit Youth Development Program

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This July, a group of 12 Iraqi teens visited youth within Santa Maria’s Youth Development Program at the agency’s Joe Williams Family Center. The Cincinnati World Affairs Council of Northern Kentucky University contacted Santa Maria to host students from the … Continued

Lower Price Hill Youth share their voice through art

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West-C, a Lower Price Hill nonprofit serving the needs of youth in the community, recently provided 34 youth ages six through 18 with the artistic opportunity to share their voice through poetry and photography. The ongoing project, titled “My Self, … Continued

Santa Maria hosts Cincinnati Police for annual Week of Service

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On May 23, 2018, Santa Maria Community Services hosted 36 recent academy graduates from the Cincinnati Police Department’s 108th recruitment class during their annual Week of Service. Throughout this week, new police officers volunteered at a variety of community organizations … Continued