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First Graduates at Centro Hispano Marista

The first Graduation Ceremony for the Centro Hispano Maristawas held at the Marist Centennial Center (Marist School, Atlanta, USA) in December 2013, and concerned 36 adult students who received their GED certificate and graduated. GED stands for General Educational Development. It is the process of earning the equivalent of a high school diploma in the United States which allows a person to register for college, and is therefore the key to integration into the US society.

The Centro Hispano Maristawas created in 2012 to address the educational and spiritual needs of the growing Hispanic immigrant population in Atlanta.

Since then the center has registered over 950 Hispanic adults. Classes are held on Thursday evenings, in English and in Spanish, and are taught by 65 volunteers in 29 classrooms at the Marist School in Brookhaven. In addition, volunteers from the Marist School community help staff the Center and assist in the classrooms.The Center provides also for the faith formation of this young adult Hispanic community. Plans include offering courses in faith formation designed to enable these young adults to serve as peer ministry leaders in their local parishes.

More on www.centrohispanomarista.org

14/03/2014