What You Support
Creating opportunities for individuals and families where it did not exist.
Centro Hispano Marista is a program for adults that was opened with the help of the Society of Mary at Marist School, Atlanta, Georgia in August 2012.
The program helps adults prepare for their GED diploma, and helps place them on a trajectory for higher education so they may realistically aspire to better jobs and a more promising future for themselves and their families.
Centro Hispano Marista welcomes about 400 students per semester, making it the largest bilingual GED program in the state of Georgia. Adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program now also offers online classes to meet the current needs of students and teachers. It also continues to enable DREAMers to complete the education requirement of their DACA status, which allows them to stay in the United States and work legally.
Centro Hispano Marista reaches to and uplifts young adults who are marginalized by poverty and in great need of an education. The program offers a welcoming environment for students regardless of their immigration status to complete their educational goals in an affordable way.
To learn more about Centro Hispano Marista, visit www.centrohispanomarista.org.
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