Education and Enrichment
The Education Center at NFCC helps families move toward financial stability and self-sufficiency by offering free adult basic education and life skill classes including English, GED test preparation, financial and computer literacy, workforce readiness and more. Classes are free and open to our community space permitting. On-site childcare is provided at no cost to participants for most evening and weekend classes.
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Education and Enrichment Partners
Thank you to the following partners who help make the NFCC Education programs possible.
- Atlanta Food Bank
- Atlanta Legal Aid
- Department of Human Services
- Division of Family and Children Services
- Fulton County Workforce Development
- Gwinnett Tech
- Hispania Realizada
- Johns Creek Arts Center
- Latin American Association
- Olson & Associates
- Rosen Law Firm
- Thompson Solutions Group
- USCIS Immigration Services
The Mary Joan Keeney Education Fund (MJK) was established in partnership with NFCC in 2017 to honor the memory of Joan Keeney and her dedication to continuing education. The MJK Fund will assist selected NFCC clients achieve educational and occupational goals by providing financial assistance to people in need. The purpose of the fund is to provide women interested in healthcare and mental health careers access to funds to help further their education and/or certification.
Excerpt from Alpharetta/Roswell Herald November 26, 2018:
Aileen Bagwell is a recent graduate from the GED program. Bagwell was originally born in Venezuela and came to America to find a better future for her son. Five years ago, she used to go to North Fulton Community Charities for food assistance when she was struggling. During those trips, she saw signs for the GED program and eventually decided to enroll.
“I said to myself, ‘I want to find a better job, and the best way is through education,’” Bagwell said. “So I decided to try.”
She was told by program staff that they expected it would take her eight months to finish. But it took Bagwell only five months to complete the program.
“The support from the tutors and the organization was the key to help me get my GED,” Bagwell said. “They are very kind and very patient. It was a very good experience, and I’m really grateful for the program.”
Bagwell said she is now more independent and is planning to enroll next semester to take classes at Gwinnett Tech for marketing or data analysis.
“It’s not just for young people, it’s a program that helps really everybody, no matter your age or where you’re coming from,” she said. “It will help you get a better future for you and your family.”
Did You Know:
The government says housing is “affordable” if a family spends no more than 30% of their income to live there.