Winning Team

Gold Medal WinnerOur Senior Women’s volleyball team won first place in the bronze bracket for the 2015 US National Senior Game Association.

Join the fun by taking one our fitness class! Our program has anything from country line dancing classes to self-defense classes. This is a great way to boost your energy and connect with the Nashville community.

A Word from Our New Executive Director

Greetings Nashville Community Education! I couldn’t have picked a better time to join the NCE team. The Fall 2015 term is off to a great start. We have an amazing lineup with a wide variety of topics to meet every interest and need. I am eager to continue developing the program and working side-by-side with all of you to guarantee its future growth and success.

Our first chance to get to know each other was at our Annual Fall Open House on Saturday, August 15. The Open House featured free food, music, and face painting! Many instructors provided information about about classes and lots of students came to register early, ensuring they got a seat in their favorite class. Please take a look through our gallery to see how the day went. Big thanks to photographer Sam Angel for joining us!

I’m equally excited and grateful for the opportunity to provide you with the chance to learn new skills and develop long lasting connections through our classes. Come Connect + Impact + Explore with Nashville Community Education!

Mary Beth Harding
Executive Director

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Honoring our Volunteers

Tuwanda          cori

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a program like Nashville Community Education? The answer is simple, volunteers. All of your instructors are volunteers who want to make an impact on the community by sharing their knowledge, passion, and expertise with you. Without our instructors, we would not be able to offer the variety of classes we do.  But, but saying thank you isn’t enough to show our appreciation.

Last week, we hosted the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to properly thank instructors who have taught with us over the past year.  Each year at this event, we recognize an instructor for their dedication and service to NCE, along with a community member who has been a tireless supporter and advocate for our program.

This year we honored Cori Gonzalez with the Instructor Appreciation Award. Cori joined us this Winter as our new Spanish instructor and dove into things immediately by developing a full Spanish curriculum for our program.  In the words of her students, “Cori is an excellent instructor.  She is willing to meet extra on her own time to help.”  We are proud to have Cori as part of our program.

You have probably heard Tuwanda Coleman’s name for her work at News Channel 5, but did you also know she has been a longtime supporter of NCE? If you learned about our Rug Braiding class on Talk of the Town, you have Tuwanda to thank.  Through her work with Talk of the Town, Tuwanda has helped us spread the word about NCE and reach new students. We cannot say enough how much we appreciate her.

Thank you to all of our instructors. We are looking forward to another great year!