Nashville Community Education Returns to Antioch for Fall Semester
MNPS re-introduces relationship with continuing education based program
Antioch, TN (August 1, 2013)---Nashville Community Education strengthens its relationship with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) with an announcement of its newest location at Antioch High School. The longtime personal and professional development program is expanding its footprint, allowing more Nashville residents to participate in affordable classes closer to their homes and work. The Fall semester starts September 3.
In 2010, NCE reduced its impact to one location to focus on building a stronger and more efficient program for the community. “For the past two years we have worked to show positive growth, increase the quality of our programs, and prove that we are good financial stewards of the tax payers dollars,” shares Lovette Curry, Esq., executive director. Additionally she shares, “We have drastically enhanced our program and bottom line. We heard an outcry from Antioch, and they have guided our decision to move back into the community.”
The satellite location will start with select classes and is set to grow as the community's needs increase. The Fall semester will include courses in Knitting, Spanish, Couponing, Zumba, People’s Law School, Eat Smart, Financial Literacy, Grant Writing and Burgers, Beers, and Business. Antioch residents or business owners will teach more than half of the courses.
Longtime Nashville Community Education supporter and Councilwoman Jacobia Dowell, District 32 shares, “I am excited about the opportunity to offer Nashville Community Education in the Southeast community. Education plays an important role in building a strong community and our neighbors will now be able to share their expertise in various subjects with others, as well as take advantage of a wide range of educational and recreational learning opportunities offered.”
While the relationship with MNPS is not new for Nashville Community Education, the overall growth of the program and its extension locations have been revitalized under the leadership of Curry and support of the Mayor appointed Commission.
NCE offers opportunities for individuals to advance and stretch their knowledge in a variety of skills through more than 80+ classes. The program is also seeking professionals to teach classes that range from a one-time seminar up to a 12-week course.
For more information or to register for classes the Annual Open House will take place on Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m at the main location, The Cohn School, 4805 Park Avenue. Those unable to attend can begin registering online or in-person on Aug. 19.