Santa Maria Community Services Receives $30,000 Grant from L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation to Advance Education Programs

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a generous grant of $30,000 from the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation. This funding will directly support Santa Maria’s Education Advancement program, enabling individuals to make measurable skills gains and progress toward earning their High School Equivalency (HSE) while also enhancing the English proficiency of non-English speakers/English as a Second Language (ESL) students.

Santa Maria’s Education Advancement program aims to empower participants by expanding their education opportunities and fostering greater self-sufficiency. This program has two primary objectives: First, to advance High School Equivalency (HSE) students in their journey toward achieving their High School Equivalency diploma, ensuring measurable skills gains. Second, to enhance the English proficiency of ESL students, guiding them from Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced levels of proficiency.

“We are extremely grateful to the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation for their generous support of our Education Advancement program,” said H.A. Musser, Jr., President & CEO of Santa Maria Community Services. “This grant will have a direct and positive impact on the lives of individuals in our community, helping them gain essential skills and confidence to pursue better education opportunities.”

Santa Maria Community Services remains committed to being a catalyst for Greater Price Hill families to achieve their educational, financial, and health goals, and this partnership with the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation underscores their shared dedication to improving educational outcomes and strengthening the community.

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About the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation
L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation’s mission is to continue Louis and Louise Nippert’s long-standing and generous philanthropic efforts to benefit the residents of the Tri-State Area. Louis and Louise Nippert established the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation in 1981 to provide financial assistance to worthy organizations who provided charitable activities and services. The Board of Trustees of the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation remain committed to Mr. and Mrs. Nippert’s charitable mission by awarding grants to organizations that the Nipperts supported during their lifetimes. These organizations represent areas that include, but are not limited to, the cultural arts, education, environment and health.

About Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.
Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization originally founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1897 and place-based in Cincinnati Ohio’s Price Hill community. Santa Maria provides more than 2,500 individuals with educational tools and resources to build strong families, promote healthy residents, and foster neighborhood revitalization. Our Price Hill Family Centers provide a welcoming environment and the coaching, support, and flexibility to assist families to achieve their identified goals toward stabilization and self-sufficiency. Our mission is to be a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals. Our vision is for Greater Price Hill to be a vibrant, thriving, and self-sustaining community. Learn more at


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