The Lone Star Summer Series is a learning and gathering opportunity for Habitat for Humanity affiliates to gain knowledge, community, and experience over two months. The series includes 8-week courses with certification, like the Certificate in Grantwriting, and one-time webinars in all Habitat’s job areas including construction, finance, homebuyer services, fundraising, and volunteers. Your Habitat affiliate can sign up for the whole series or purchase individual classes. To make things fun, your Habitat affiliate can participate as a team and the teams that complete the most courses will get recognized when we conclude in August.
What? The Lone Star Summer Series
When? Kickoff – June 15th to August 13 for closing sessions
Where? Online classes followed by in-person, regional meetings starting August 10
How? We will walk you through it, but you’ll need a computer, and it helps to have a webcam (but webcams aren’t necessary).
Sponsorship opportunities are cool and available!
The Enterprise subscription covers your entire affiliate – all volunteers, board and staff can take unlimited courses – for $2500. For one person to attend up to eight sessions, the price is $450. Single class purchase is $75/class. By comparison, the average cost for the Lone Star Summit, not including travel, is $700 per person.
The Learning Intensives, just like the Summit, are an add-on bonus, and the prices vary by the series.
The Book Club also varies, based on the price of the book, and ranges from $15 to $25.
We have some really great ways for sponsors to connect with our Lone Star Summer Series attendees. Please consider the best level for you to join us. Click here to download the package benefits.
Most of our classes during the Summer Series will be live and online. That means, when you register for a class, we will give you a day and time the class will be held, and the presenter will present the class at that time. Try to make it to class then, so you can participate, but if you can’t, go ahead and sign up and we will send you the recording (you just won’t be able to ask questions).
Some classes will be prerecorded. If it’s prerecorded, we will still make sure you have a chance to watch the class and ask questions. Your participation is key to making this fun!
When you sign up for the class, we will make sure you know if it’s a live, online class or a recorded class.
Lastly, we are planning to get us all together at the end of the summer, depending on current COVID-19 rules. Anyone who signs up at the Enterprise or Professional Level will be able to attend.
It depends. With the Lone Star Summer Series, we will have some webinars with a live person doing a presentation and some will be pre-recorded. Either way, you will still have the chance to ask the presenter questions and get answers. At the end of the Summer Series, we will provide recordings of the calls so you can review anything you forgot.
We are very happy to walk you through the system before the sessions begin, so you are comfortable accessing the online portal. Just ask!
Well, we recognize that getting together in person is the best way to build relationships and strengthen community, but we also know this may not be the best time for that. Even if we are allowed to meet, and that isn’t certain, many people and sponsors are expressing reservations about getting together.
But, people still need the opportunity to learn and network, so we worked hard to design a system for that.
- We are moving all the classes online so you can attend from the safety of your own home.
- In August, we hope to have a clearer idea about what is happening with COVID-19, but we are planning for small groups to meet in-person around the state. That way, we keep the number of people meeting to below the maximum thresholds of what the CDC is saying.
We understand this is an investment and are actively seeking scholarships for you. If you can donate to help another affiliate, please call us.
Leaderboard updated beginning June 22.
Check back every week to see who has completed the most courses. At the end of the summer, stay on top and you and your affiliate will be recognized.
Check back here beginning June 22, 2020 for the top three people who completed classes.
Get ready for your logo or group picture to go here when your affiliate’s staff and volunteers complete the most courses.
Check back here beginning June 22, 2020.