The Community council tries hard to cooperate with other organizations to protect the neighborhood's historical nature and viability. Occasionally it has to fight extraneous forces that have agendas with possible negative impact on its survival. It has mostly done so with success. The renewal of Oyler school and of the St. Michael complex are positive signs, as is the re-zoning of the Price Landing area for a future park.
The council meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm on the third floor of the Community Matters building at 2104 St. Michael St. Parking is also available on the Storrs St. side of the building.
Special meeting location for May 2019: Oyler School Cafeteria - Enter off Staebler.
Snacks and socializing will begin at 5:30, before the “official” meeting at 6:00.
Contact: Cynthia Ford, President at firstname.lastname@example.org
State Avenue Church of Christ
740 State Ave.
Contact: Josh Glenn
State Avenue Church of God
1692 State Ave.
Contact: Rev. Phiilip R. Yeary
668 State Ave.
Contact: Pastor Nilsa Saliceti
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are offered Monday – Thursday from 10am-4pm. Classes are free and open to adults at any English level.
Education Forward offers instruction for adults seeking to earn a GED. We offer one-on-one tutoring from 9am-4pm Monday – Thursday.
College Bridge program offers a supportive place to prepare for and begin college. We assist students with placement test tutoring, financial aid, enrollment, and education advising.
All Education Matters programs are open enrollment, meaning students just need to walk in the door to get started. We also offer free childcare and transportation assistance.
In the handsomely renovated building, this school caters to over 600 children from infancy to 12th grade. It includes many assistance programs for the students and their families.
Principal: Amy Randolph
2121 Hatmaker Street
2136 W. 8th Street
Evans Sports complex (on Evans Street) is undergoing many exciting upgrades. Its ball park, tennis court, soccer field, and skate park are being planned. It is used by both Lower Price Hill residents and those of several other neighborhoods.
The Tot Lot on Hatmaker Street was recently upgraded and is the top site of youthful activity in good weather, along with the water park in the Oyler playground.
Neighborhood development activities and organizations of each Price Hill area are now combined and taken care of by one agency Price Hill Will. Their office is located at 3724 St. Lawrence Street.
BLOC Ministries has worked on the west side since 1998. Their mission is to reach people in the communities of East, West, and Lower Price Hill, and the Village of Cleves, who struggle to find their purpose. The goal of their programs and activities is to bring urban children and adults into mentoring relationships and experiences that grow hope and build pathways out of poverty of mind, body, and spirit.
In Lower Price Hill, programs include:
After School Program
For more information, go to their website www.blochead.org, or call BLOC at (513) 250-5722.
Opportunity Hub offers residents support in preparing for work, locating a job, and remaining successful in employment. The Hub is open Monday – Thursday from 9am – 4pm.
Community Market is a choice food pantry for families in need. The Market is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-2pm and is open to residents living in the 45204 zip code and students in Education Matters programs.
The Sanctuary is a community space for meetings, events, gatherings, and more. Housed in the former Saint Michael church, the Sanctuary is a beautifully restored historic landmark. Lower Price Hill residents can reserve the space for free by calling 513-244-2214.
Washing Well is a community laundromat offering affordable and local laundry services in the heart of Lower Price Hill. The Washing Well is located at 640 Neave Street and offers self-service laundry as well as drop off laundry services.
Originally founded by two Catholic nuns in the West End to assist Italian orphaned girls and immigrants, Santa Maria Community Services eventually started assisting the Appalachian population and in the 60s moved to Lower Price Hill.
It now operates in East Price Hill, Lower Price Hill and Sedamsville/Riverside. Its specific actvities include:
Early childhood development
Healthy Homes programs
Specifically in Lower Price Hill, Jim Holstrom cares for the educational and social success of school children of this area (513) 557-2710 x 500