The GLOBAL EDUCATION CENTER is housed in historic Richland Hall at 4822 Charlotte Avenue and in the adjacent building at 4820 Charlotte Avenue. Built in 1894, Richland Hall retains the unique charm of its early days with beautiful hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and high ceilings with crown moulding, yet contains the modern conveniences of an elevator and up-to-date fire and safety features.
Housed in the GLOBAL EDUCATION CENTER facilities are two large dance studios with sprung wood floors and mirrors, a cozy multicultural library occupying the second floor, office space on both first and third floors, a recording studio and two spacious store fronts facing Charlotte Avenue housing a third dance studio and a multicultural gift shop specializing in musical instruments and crafts from around the world. Included in the facility are a paved parking area with basketball goal, a wooden deck and a small fragrant garden. Meeting rooms and dance studios available for community use when available.
In 2013, the GLOBAL EDUCATION CENTER added a satellite studio as a partner in the Casa Azafran Community Center, a nonprofit collaborative anchored by Conexion Americas at 2195 Nolensville Road at the gateway to Nashville’s most international corridor. This new partnership will enable the Center to better serve families in South Nashville as well as participate in great collaborative programming with Conexion Americas, Family and Children’s Services, YWCA Girls Inc., United Neighborhood Health Services, Justice for Our Neighbors, and Community Empowerment Tennessee, all partners in Casa Azafran. The beautiful mural on the building was created by Jairo and Susan Prado, long-time supporters and board members of the Global Education Center.