Fall Registration is OPEN!

Fall CoverFall registration is underway! We have another great Fall lineup with many favorites returning as well as lots of exciting new classes.

Make beautiful music with FY17 Instructor of the Year, Richard Moore, in his guitar, fiddle and ukulele classes. Or maybe you prefer dancing instead? We have several dance options including clogging and percussive dance.

The holidays will be here before you know it, so why not make some gifts in our craft classes? Or learn to speak to Santa in our Finnish class!

We don’t think money should ever get in the way of enrichment. As a result of your feedback and thanks to funding from the Metro Nashville Government, we are now providing scholarships! If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a scholarship to cover the cost of your class or classes (up to two per session) please send the following information to cecinfo@nashville.gov or mail to our address at 4805 Park Avenue:

  • a document showing financial need (previous year’s W2s, receipt of government assistance, etc…)
  • a 250 word essay on why you want to take the class and an explanation of why you are seeking financial aid (can be typed or handwritten)
  • a completed registration form

A note on class availability: many of you may have noticed that classes are filling VERY quickly. Our program is growing and word is getting out about the great value of our classes, so expect for spaces to fill much quicker than they have in the past. If a class you want to take is full, please put yourself on the wait list. Spaces often open up OR we try to add a second section if the list gets particularly long.

We look forward to seeing you in class,

Mary Beth Harding
Executive Director

2017 Community Advocate: Kia Jarmon

Almost ten years ago, Nashville Community Education (then part of the Community Education Alliance) underwent a huge transformation. We transitioned from a department within Metro Nashville Public Schools into a department of the Metropolitan Nashville Government, becoming the Community Education Commission. Our leadership was forced to make some tough decisions including closing most of our locations in order to keep the program viable. Shortly after this time, Kia Jarmon of MEPR Agency was Kia Jarmon 1contracted to help rebrand Nashville Community Education. Through the hard work of our staff and her dedication, the program has been revived and is on a path of healthy regrowth.

While our relationship started as a professional agreement, we know that Kia’s commitment to seeing this program prosper has gone above and beyond any terms of contract. She actively seeks to promote us even outside of her business and has even taught a few classes in the past. She offers honest feedback that keeps kiaus moving in the right direction and savvy support that helps us get through some of our most stressful times. And she has always encouraged us to try new things, new ways of marketing and new ways of reaching our students. This blog wouldn’t even exist without her!

In the coming year our professional relationship will change as we hire a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator. However, we know that Kia’s support for our service to the citizens of this city will not waver. We look forward to a new relationship with Kia and MEPR and thank her for all of her hard work this year and in year’s past.

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Juicing with Dr. Adrianne Archie

Hello, my name is Christion Taft. I am the Nashville Community Education high school intern for the summer. This week I’ve been taking over our social media. Today I caught up with Dr. Adrianne Archie to learn more about her and her upcoming Juicing for Meat Lovers class.  Adrianne is a native from Louisville, Kentucky. She sings, enjoys the outdoors and is also the Director of Homework Hotline. About 3 years ago she was diagnosed with Idiopathic Motility – a bacterial disease that can cause the gut to lose the ability to  perform muscular activities. It hurt her to swallow and after about a week and a half she had lost ten pounds. Her and her family thought life was over, but then she started juicing.

Adrianne is now a vegetarian who just finished grad school. If there are two things that she could do forever it would be to teach and to sing. One of her favorite smoothies has a spinach base, with  frozen bananas, pineapple, coconut water, a  heaping table spoon of white chocolate wonderful peanut butter, and a little spirulina.

I want to thank Dr. Archie for giving us a glimpse into her life. If you would like to learn how to make delicious and nutritious juices in your home, join her in class on July 31, 6pm, at the Cohn School!

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