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Santa Maria Community Services

Photos by Stell Simonton

A mural brightens the wall of the Santa Maria Community Services office on State Street in Cincinnati. A youth-development program there helps kids with academics, teaches social and emotional skills, and works with families to promote each child’s well-being.

CHICAGO — “Childhood was invented here,” reads a quotation stenciled on a wall inside Hull House, the Chicago settlement house that is now the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum . . .

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