Eighteenth Avenue Family Enrichment Center

Eighteenth Avenue Family Enrichment Center (EAFEC) was founded in 1934 as the Negro Youth Work Committee with the mission of providing wholesome recreational programs for male youth. It has expanded to provide services that make a difference in the lives of North Nashville families and individuals.

Our mission is to positively impact the quality of life for children and families, primarily in North Nashville, by responding to the needs of the community through center-based and outreach programs. Center-Based, we provide a three-star rated Early Care and Education program for children ages six weeks to five years old. In addition, we offer an After School and Summer Enrichment Program for children six to twelve years old.

EAFEC continues its 80 year mission to provide exceptional experiences for children and families who might be facing economic and educational hardships... Most of the children we serve are at a high risk to crime exposure and 33.5% of the residents are living below the poverty level and 49% of these households are single-family homes, 98.7% are minorities.

By partnering with other organizations like United Way of Middle TN, Hands On Nashville, Metro Social Services, CE McGruder Family Resource Center, Marines Toys for Tots, Meharry Medical College, Tennessee State University and a host of other community entities we are able to provide community services that include, but are not exclusive of, literacy workshops, free tax assistance, health screenings, utility payment assistance, healthy eating practices, Thanksgiving assistance and a Christmas toy store. The center is a central part ofthe community, providing services that touch the lives ofpeople of all ages.

Our program offers a full-time, year round exceptional quality childcare program, Monday-Friday 6:30a - 5:30 p. We serve a full breakfast and lunch along with a substantial snack in the afternoon.