Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Centro Hispano Marista receives $20,000 from Marists

Published October 6, 2016

ATLANTA—Centro Hispano Marista, a GED program for Hispanic adults, announced that it received a $20,000 grant from the Society of Mary, a religious congregation of priests and brothers known as the Marists.

Established in 2012 to address the educational and spiritual needs of the Hispanic immigrant population in Atlanta, Centro Hispano Marista helps students pass exams in four areas: language arts, social studies, math and science. Passing these tests enables students to earn their high school equivalency credential, along with a legal work authorization.

The Centro’s fourth-year offering classes began in September with 565 adult learners taught by 53 volunteer teachers, 10 substitute teachers and eight tutors. Classes take place on Marist School campus.

In December 2015, 10 students graduated from the Centro’s GED program. And in December 2016, the Centro expects to double that.

For more information on how to enroll or volunteer at Centro Hispano Marista, visit or contact Leticia Valencia at