Adult Education and Workforce Development

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.  On-site childcare is provided at no cost to participants for most evening and weekend classes.  Availability is limited. Complete the Interest Form, and we will notify you of class availability. 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL Classes – This 15-week course is offered three times a year.  Students attend two mornings or two evenings each week. Students are placed by level and may advance through five levels. Curriculum topics include education, health care, financial planning, and employment. Students meeting attendance and participation requirements receive a certificate of completion.

Please complete an interest form for more information. 

2022 ESL Course Sessions:

Fall Session: August 22 – December 9, 2022

Morning Classes

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Evening Classes

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE:  No Classes on September 5, 2022 for Labor Day Holiday or November 21 – 24 for Thanksgiving Holiday.

 Adult GED Tutoring and Test Prep

Prepare for the GED test – New student registration is ongoing throughout the year. Please complete the Interest Form for more information. Preference is given to applicants in north Fulton.

The GED Program consists of computer lab digital learning, individual tutoring, and peer teamwork.  Students are given official GED practice tests before taking the official GED test. Students passing the GED Test earn a high school equivalency diploma.

GED Tutoring Program

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Financial Coaching

NFCC offers financial coaching resources.  Both one-on-one coaching and peer-group workshops are available.  Please complete the Interest Form to be contacted for an appointment.

Job Coaching

NFCC offers individual job coaching for help identifying employment opportunities as well as working in the technology lab to prepare applications, resumes, cover letters, and other necessary documents. Please complete the Interest Form to be contacted for an appointment.

To learn more about Workforce Development Job and Financial Coaching, click here.

Complete the Interest Form

Complete the  online form to register for classes, tutoring and coaching. We will contact you as soon as it is available.

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
    • LexisNexis
    • Olson & Associates
    • Rosen Law Firm
    • Thompson Solutions Group
    • USCIS Immigration Services

Graduate Opportunities

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. 

Did You Know:

The government says housing is “affordable” if a family spends no more than 30% of their income to live there.