Weldezghi and Semhar Receive Help from Santa Maria to Further Their Children’s Education

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Thirty-three-year-old Weldezghi and his 30-year-old wife, Semhar, moved to Cincinnati as refugees from Eritrea, in northeast Africa. In 2017, two years after arriving in Westwood, Semhar heard about Santa Maria Community Services’ Promoting Our Preschoolers (POP) program and enrolled with her oldest daughter, Betelihim, now … Continued

Santa Maria Community Services Receives a $15,000 Grant from Scripps Howard Foundation

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CINCINNATI, OH – Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that it received a $15,000 grant from Scripps Howard Foundation for its Promoting Our Preschoolers (POP) program.   “We are thankful for Scripps Howard Foundation for providing funding … Continued

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. Receives $30,000 Grant from Greater Cincinnati Foundation

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Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that it received a $30,000 grant from Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) for its Promoting Our Preschoolers (POP) program. POP aims to address inequity in academic success in kindergartens in Price Hill … Continued

Megan’s Family gets Assistance from Santa Maria’s Stable Families, Promoting Our Preschoolers and Parents on Point Programs

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Megan, a 35-year-old mother of two, moved from Georgia to Cincinnati eight years ago. She had gotten into trouble and wanted to turn her life around. While getting assistance from Bethany House, she was referred to Santa Maria. Now celebrating … 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

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

Santa Maria awarded $30,000 toward Early Childhood Development programs

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Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce it has been awarded $30,000 from the Scripps Howard Foundation toward its Early Childhood Development programs including the Every Child Succeeds and Promoting our Preschoolers programs. Santa Maria provides multiple early childhood … 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 two-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

A thank you to the foundations who contributed first quarter

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Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce it has received five grants supporting its programs and services for the 2019 year. The grants were awarded by the Crosset Family Fund, the Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation, the L&L Nippert Charitable … Continued