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Roots of Habitat and Sweat Equity: A Panel Discussion

  • Course level: All Levels

About Course

At Habitat for Humanity, future homeowners must put in hours of “sweat equity” on the construction site, at the ReStore, or helping the affiliate. However, where does the term “sweat equity” come from? Through this discussion, we will define and review the tradition of “sweat equity”, and consider this program requirement in light of current racial equity and justice goals in our communities and nation.

What Will I Learn?

  • This session is set up in a panel discussion format.
  • Review the roots of sweat equity as connected to Habitat’s history.
  • Define sweat equity and how it applies to the homeowner process.
  • Consider the business, emotional, and racial justice impacts of sweat equity.

Topics for this course

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Roots of Habitat and Sweat Equity: Panel Discussion?

At Habitat for Humanity, future homeowners must put in hours of “sweat equity” on the construction site, at the ReStore, or helping the affiliate. However, where does the term “sweat equity” come from? Through this discussion, we will define and review the tradition of “sweat equity”, and consider this program requirement in light of current racial equity and justice goals in our communities and nation.
Introduction4:14
Roots of Habitat and Sweat Equity9:30
Current Racial Equity and Justice Goals10:33
Program Values Discussion21:00
$35.00

Target Audience

  • Leadership
  • Executive Directors
  • Board Members
  • Volunteer Services
  • Homeowner Services
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