Family Learning Center

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Welcome to the YWCA Family Learning Center!  We have open enrollment for all Tennessee adults who wish to earn their High School Equivalency Degree through the HiSET program. Our program is effective and successful, with 25% of all HiSET graduates in the Nashville region coming from our FLC program. All classes, tutoring, and practice tests are free of charge.

Our classes are currently being delivered on-line, which requires internet access and a computer, laptop, or telephone. Not having access to these does NOT mean that you cannot access instruction!  Our instructor will be happy to send you instructional material, and work with you on a one-to-one basis to help you learn, until we resume in-person classes.

For more information, call 615-983-5156 or email:

English Enrollment Form

Spanish Enrollment Form


Why Should You Get Your High School Equivalency?

  • Earn $10,000 more per year than those without a High School Diploma
  • Qualify for the Hope Scholarship, TN Promise, or TN Reconnect
  • Qualify for a new job, a promotion, or a pay raise

Family Learning Center Information

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

For additional information, call 615-983-5156 or email:

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.

Before accessing the enrollment form below, please be sure that you have a scanned copy of your government-issued photo identification, as we will ask you to upload that copy at the end of the form.

The last name on your primary ID must match (excluding hyphens and accents) the name on your enrollment.  The following ID documents – issued by any government – are acceptable:
·       Passport
·       Government-issued driver’s license or temporary license
·       State ID card (including those issued by the motor vehicle agencies)
·       National ID card
·       Military ID card

We look forward to welcoming you to our YWCA family!

Click here to download our schedules for July, August, and September.


The Career Services program of the Family Learning Center helps individuals explore career options and develop meaningful career plans to reach personal and professional goals. By utilizing a supportive and empowering approach, our staff help clients gain independence and greater financial stability through employment.


Clients may enroll in the Career Services program for assistance in career development or to explore postsecondary education options.

Free services include:

  • Self-assessments (interests, values, and skills)
  • Career exploration
  • Career planning
  • Job search assistance
  • Resume & Cover Letter preparation
  • Interview preparation
  • Employment coaching
  • Improving work habits

Who can enroll?
We provide FREE career coaching support to both employed and unemployed individuals, clients looking to grow or change careers, recent graduates, and individuals with any experience level.

To enroll in our program and get free career development support, contact our Career & Education Specialist, Suzanne Joiner, by emailing

The Family Learning Center is dedicated to helping clients reach their personal, professional, and educational goals in order to reach financial independence and success. Contact us today to get started on your career development journey.

We are proud of our Family Learning Center graduates!  Our 2021 FLC Graduation took place on Saturday, July 10.  These inspiring women and men range in age from 20 to 44-years old and come from five different countries. We are so proud of our graduates and all of our students for their hard work and tenacity! Congratulations!


Click here to read our 2020 press release on our FLC Graduation and view the first virtual graduation video below.

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

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.

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
Liz Shares Her FLC Story for our Virtual Spring Breakfast
Family Literacy Center client Karen tells her story

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