Community Matters

Creating a thriving and more just community by removing barriers to opportunity.


MISSION: Community Matters exists to create a thriving and more just community by removing barriers to opportunity.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY: Community Matters is rooted in Cincinnati’s Lower Price Hill neighborhood, and we believe that all people can thrive when positive opportunities exist within their community. Our work focuses on four pillars:

1) Family Sustainability—ensuring all families have the resources to meet their goals; 2) Education Pathways—adult learners have the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills; 3) Resident Leadership—residents spearhead community development and hold power in community institutions; and 4) Thriving Community—Lower Price Hill is an affordable and vibrant place to live.

Across these pillars, we partner with more than 2,000 families each year. From a choice food pantry and GED instruction to community gardens and affordable housing development, every opportunity is developed from and led through a partnership with our neighbors.

Staff Leadership
Mary Delaney, Executive Director
Emily Eskridge, Chief Financial Officer
Patty Lee, Chief Advancement Officer
Jenna Hippensteel, Chief Operations Officer
Erica Ninneman, Chief Education Officer

Board Leadership
Scott Priestle, Cincinnati Works, Chair
Matt Strange, The Christ Hospital, Vice Chair
Aisha Jordan, BDO USA, Treasurer
Jai’La Nored, Council on Aging, Secretary

Stay in touch
• Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and visit the bottom of our website to sign up for our e-newsletter. This ensures you’ll see stories of strength from our community and know first about upcoming events.

Host a drive
• Throughout the year, our programs rely on the donation of food, hygiene products, household essentials, school and office supplies, holiday toys, and more. Email our advancement team to learn more.

Invest in our community
• We are committed to growing opportunities because we truly believe in the strengths, skills, and assets of our community. Your monetary donation ensures we can continue this important work. Visit the donate page of our website to see ways to give.

2110 St. Michael St.
Cincinnati, OH 45204
(513) 244-2214

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