Family Learning Center

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

The YWCA’s Family Learning Center is the only program of its kind in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. We offer high-quality, culturally sensitive, comprehensive, family-centered programming to help families break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and illiteracy. The FLC focuses on early childhood education, parent-child learning time, parenting education, adult literacy, career services and continuing education support for families. We offer:

  •    Ongoing enrollment in free classes
  •    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
  •    Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time instruction

FREE HiSET Practice tests are offered at the YWCA’s Woodmont Avenue location. For additional information call (615) 269-9922 or email

View our current FLC 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.

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.