Sarah Center


Our Mission is to nurture and nourish  families by offering skills training in jewelry making, sewing, quilting and other forms of art as well as support, so women can build their self-esteem and earn supplemental income for themselves and their families.
During the  cold winter of 1984 with temperatures at 24 degrees below zero The Sarah Center was created: a female-centered outreach ministry and safe gathering place for impoverished women in Over the Rhine.  The need for more than fellowship and a cup of coffee metamorphosed into a creative center of energy for poor women. Today the Sarah Center specializes in encouraging women, from all walks of life, to be self-reliant, embrace their potential and learn new skills in order to grow – creatively, economically, socially and independently.

The Sarah Center provides empowerment through authentic relationship building, life skills and peer support. It serves those challenged by economic or personal issues who want to make positive changes in their lives. Our approach is unique: we foster members’ creativity through our arts curriculum. What starts as a hobby turns into a passion. With passion, dreams are awakened and lives are reclaimed.

Our arts curriculum in jewelry, sewing, quilting and painting is supplemented by classes in empowerment, health and wellness, and Tai Chi.  As skills develop, members are encouraged to sell products through the Sarah Center and its retail partners. Some members have even begun their own craft businesses.


We offer classes to develop skills, encouragement, and combine them to offer the opportunity  to make a supplemental income.

Our classes are at a New Location

Sarah Center classes are held at New Prospect Baptist Church/Summit Center located at 1580 Summit Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237 in the Roselawn area. Jewelry classes are held in Room 209. Sewing classes and life enrichment classes  are held in Room 211.
(Note: Instructional fees are on a sliding scale based on your income).  There is an Early Registration discount (2 days before first day of class).



Beginning Jewelry

Dive into the fundamentals of basic wire work. Learn basic wire skills and other techniques to design and make earrings.
Choice of 2 class times:
May 30 – June 29
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:00 am—2:00 pm or
5:00 pm—7:30 pm
Cost: $75.00
Room: 209

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Basic Jewelry

20160928_135819 In four (4) easy steps learn how to make beautiful earrings. You will use ear wires, perfect loops and head pins. Come on in and let your creative mind soar!
Select one of the following classes:
June 12 or July 25
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE you pay $2.00 for materials
Room: 209
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Would you like to be able to make, repair, alter or re-purpose your clothes? Our sewing series can help you do that, whether you are a beginner, or brushing up on your skills.


Beginner Sewing (Adults)

IMG_2836 Beginner students will learn how to use a sewing machine. You will be able to complete a usable project. Upon completion of the class you will receive a sewing kit.
Select one of 2 sessions:
Mondays & Wednesdays
Classes: June 5 – July 5
Time: 10:00 am—12:30 pm.
Classes: July 10 – August 9
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $75.00
Room: 211
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Master Quilting

IMG_2841 This class is designed for Quilters who know the basics of quilting, but have not yet mastered all the procedures in the quilt making process.
It doesn’t matter in which step you need help. Bring your quilting project and let’s get it finished!
Classes: May 30 – June 27
Time: 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Cost: $7.50 per week or $37.50
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Hand Sewing/Repairs

Learn basic sewing techniques and basic stitches to make simple repairs.
Class:Thursday July 6
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $10.00
Room: 211
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SEW ME (Ages 8 – 17)

Make and embellish a garment just for you! You will learn basic sewing skills, how to cut fabric, use a sewing machine and complete your project – lounge pants or shorts.
Classes: June 6 – June 27
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Cost:$40.00 (materials included)
Room: 211
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KIDS and CRAFTS I (Ages 8 – 12)

Have fun making crafts that you can use or as a gift for someone else. This is a hands on class.
Classes: July 10 – July 13
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Cost:$30.00 (materials included)
Room: 209
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KIDS and CRAFTS II (Ages 13 – 17)

Have fun making crafts that you can use or as a gift for someone else. This is a hands on class. Come one day or all 4 days.
Classes: July 17 – July 20
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Cost:$7.50 per class (materials included)
Room: 209
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Infinity Mirror

Create your own unique mirror out of simple materials. You will be surprised what you can create with a glue gun and plastic spoons.

Classes : June 20 and June 27
Time: 10:00 am – noon
Cost: $25.00 (materials included)
Room: 211
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Make a Tuffet

Little Miss Muffet sat on a Tuffet – you can make your own tuffet! This can be your masterpiece statement
Classes: Tuesdays July 11 – August 1
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $75.00 tuffet cover only (material only)
$175.00 tuffet cover (material and hardware included)
Room: 211
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Caring for YOU

A continued discussion of YOU as a care giver, your needs as a person caring for family members and loved ones (be they young or elders). Realizing that many transitions happen while doing this blessed work.

Classes: Tuesdays June 6, 13, and 20
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Room: 211
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