The Lindsley Center

The Lindsley Center

YES began its work as the Hobby Shop in this downtown facility in 1956.  Here, we primarily serve the J.C. Napier and Tony Sudekum Housing Developments in inner-city Nashville. According to a recent Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) survey, more than 1 in 5 students in this community do not graduate from high school. The average annual income of a family is approximately $11,548, and there is about a 44% unemployment rate among residents. It also has some of the highest crime rates in the city. 

The Lindsley Center has established its presence as beacon of hope, where parents entrust their children in our care. The youth we serve are given the support they need to succeed in school, in life, and in faith. We provide opportunities they might otherwise never experience. Most importantly, they are loved, mentored and encouraged by people who care about them. 

Driving Directions

  • Merge onto I-40 (West)
  • Exit on 2nd, 4th Avenue.
  • Turn Right on 2nd Avenue.
  • Turn Right at first street on right (Lindsley Ave.)
  • YES is on right side of road.

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