Lone Star Academy

Certificate Programs

A Certificate Program is an interactive and practical program that teaches best practices relevant to today’s Habitat leaders. The curriculum is designed by Habitat for Humanity Texas, in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, and offers comprehensive information for effective management and leadership in each subject area. 

Become a leader in your field.

A Certificate Program will be offered each semester and consists of 36 hours of instruction from highly qualified educators. Participants will receive recognition from Habitat for Humanity Texas upon successful completion of each certificate course. Register for one Certificate Program to delve deeply into your job with your peers, or register for them all to really understand how to run a nonprofit. The year culminates in a certificate for leaders and will only be available for those who earn at least four certificates during the year and meet other application requirements. There will also be opportunity for in-person cohort meetings during our annual Lone Star Summit.

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Volunteer Management

January 11 – February 19, 2021

Since volunteers are limited, it’s the perfect time to get ready for their return! 

Dive into this six week intensive Certificate Program to discover how to build and manage a successful volunteer program at your nonprofit. Habitat Texas’ Certificate in Volunteer Management will occur over six weeks, meeting each Friday from 9 am – 4 pm CST (with an hour break for lunch). The curriculum is designed in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College. Upon successful completion, participants will earn a Certificate of Volunteer Management and 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

All spacecs are full

Homeowner Services

March 5 – April 9, 2021

Retail Operations

April 16 – May 21, 2021

Financial Management

June 4 – July 9, 2021

In partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Studies at ACC. 

Construction Project Management

July 16 – August 20, 2021

Fundraising

September 3 – October 8, 2021

In partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Studies at ACC. 

Nonprofit Leadersip

October 15 – November 19, 2021

Must complete four or more of the previous Certificate Programs to enroll in Nonprofit Leadership.