Santa Maria Community Services offers free GED preparation and test registration services to low-income individuals age 16+ in an effort to develop a community which empowers individuals to improve their lives and neighborhoods through education, while inspiring them to work, learn, and grow.
The services combine classroom, small group, and one-on-one instruction to prepare students to take the Ohio GED test, and includes contracted GED preparation services for the Hamilton County Adult Probation Department and the Camp Washington Neighborhood Center.
The fundamental premise behind these free services are to use education to break generational cycles of poverty. GED preparation classes prepare students to take the Ohio GED examination and/or increase their basic skills to a functioning level. We believe that education is the most important vehicle to better employment and self-sufficiency, and we seek to develop character and civic responsibi