L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation Awards $30,000 to Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. to Support High School Equivalency Services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2020
Santa Maria Community Services
CINCINNATI, OH – L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation has awarded $30,000 to Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. for High School Equivalency (HSE) Services. Grant funds will be used to cover the cost of examinations, practice tests and transportation for students to ensure that they are able to attend HSE classes. Funds will also be used for supportive services, when needed, such as obtaining birth certificates or ID’S for students who do not have identification documents.
H.A. Musser, Jr., President and CEO of Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. said, “Our services combine classroom, small group, and one-on-one instruction to prepare students to take the Ohio HSE tests.” He continued, “We believe that education is the most important vehicle to better employment and self-sufficiency, and we seek to develop character and civic responsibility within those who participate in our programs through positive interactions and relationship building with staff and volunteers.”
High School Equivalency preparation classes prepare students to take the Ohio HSE examinations and/or increase their basic skills to a functioning level. The fundamental premise behind these free services is to use education to break generational cycles of poverty.