About the NALC

LibraryBooksStackedThe Nashville Adult Literacy Council is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that teaches adult Americans to read and teaches adult immigrants the English language. We are the only program in Nashville offering free one-on-one tutoring to adults. Additionally, we provide classes to adults that improve writing skills and prepare learners for their GED and citizenship tests.

Each year the NALC serves 1,500 adult learners, works with 500 dedicated volunteer tutors, and conducted 25 classes in our community.

The Nashville Adult Literacy Council helps adults to improve their reading and English skills, thereby improving our community. Currently one in eight Nashville adults is unable to read. The NALC is essential to the educational gains of adults across Nashville and will help build a community of adults empowered through literacy.

Since we opened our doors in the early 1980’s, the NALC has trained thousands of volunteers who have taught thousands of adults to read and succeed. We have received eight national awards and two regional awards for outstanding program, staff dedication, and student achievement, we have been selected as a model of best practices for dealing with a waiting list, and we have received an award for Innovation in Action Award for volunteerism. The dedication of our volunteers is the backbone of the NALC.

  • 4805 Park Ave. Suite 305
    Nashville, TN 37209