Santa Maria Community Services Enhances Academic and Life Success for Youth With Support From The Sutphin Family Foundation’s $25,000 Grant

CINCINNATI, OH – Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. announced it will enhance academic and life success for youth in its youth development program made possible in part by a $25,000 grant from The Sutphin Family Foundation.

Santa Maria Community Services’ Youth Development Program provides Lower Price Hill youth ages 10-16 with the opportunity to partake in life/social-emotional skills groups while learning how to develop peaceful conflict resolution, peer resistance, safety, bullying prevention, self-management, and goal-directed behavior skills. In addition to life skills development, the program focuses on youth mentoring and leadership through academic assistance and tutoring, age-specific activities, personal responsibility, and optimistic thinking skills. Participants have opportunities to engage in community-service projects, and each child’s family is linked to resources that promote family stability while addressing concerns that threaten or hinder the family’s well-being. The Youth Development Program welcomes all Price Hill youth to learn how to be more successful in school and in life.

“This generous grant from the Sutphin Family Foundation will be used for enhancing academic and life success of youth in Lower Price Hill,” said Santa Maria President and CEO, H.A. Musser, Jr. “Santa Maria’s youth development team changes lives by resolving issues related to school, social culture, and family life. We are very appreciative of The Sutphin Family Foundation’s support in these endeavors.”

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About Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.
Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization originally founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1897 and place-based in Cincinnati Ohio’s Price Hill community. Santa Maria provides more than 2,500 individuals with educational tools and resources to build strong families, promote healthy residents, and foster neighborhood revitalization. Our Price Hill Family Centers provide a welcoming environment and the coaching, support, and flexibility to assist families to achieve their identified goals toward stabilization and self-sufficiency. Our mission is to be a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals. Our vision is for Greater Price Hill to be a vibrant, thriving, and self-sustaining community. Learn more at


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Christy Cauley                                                             December 14, 2022

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.

(513) 557-7297