Family Learning Center

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Due to COVID-19, all HiSET exams are postponed and refunds are being issued.

Please click here for our updated class schedule.

Please note: The Family Learning Center Graduation scheduled for June 13 has been postponed pending further information.

Breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty through adult and early childhood education.

The YWCA’s Family Learning Center offers high-quality, culturally sensitive, comprehensive programming to help families break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and illiteracy. The FLC’s FREE adult education program boasts nearly 25 percent of all HiSET (formerly GED) graduates from the Nashville region. Our FLC offers: 

  •     Ongoing enrollment in FREE classes (English and Spanish)
  •    Setting and obtaining educational goals
  •    Instructions in all areas of the HiSET (formerly GED) exam
  •    Administration of the Test of Adult Basic Education
  •    Career counseling
  •    Family education

Entrance exams, official practice tests, and classes are all provided free of charge at the YWCA’s Woodmont Avenue location and at the Hispanic Family Foundation. For additional information, call (615) 269-9922 or email

Click here to view our current class schedule. 

We are proud to work with a diverse network of community partners, including the Hispanic Family Foundation and Catholic Charities. Our generous funders include the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. If you would like to support our Family Learning Center, please make a secure, tax-deductible donation below. Thank you!


To make a donation via PayPal, click here. 


Finding the YWCA and completing the program has not only changed the course of my life, it has also increased the quality of life for my entire family I am proud of the example I am setting for my children. That is the power of the YWCA—it’s a ripple effect that heals, helps, and serves not only individuals, but the community.
Carolyn, FLC Graduate
Family Literacy Center client Karen tells her story

How You Can Help

Sponsor a Test
For just $100, you can cover the cost of a student’s HiSET exam – a test that could change their life forever. Give a second chance to one of our adult learners by donating now.

Interested in volunteering as a tutor?
Contact Allison Adams via email or phone at 615-983-5144.