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 local organizations and universities, 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.

Financial Management

June 4 – July 23, 2021 (two week break for July 4th weekend)

Nonprofit and Habitat leaders must possess a strong practical understanding of finance. Smart nonprofit business decisions for your affiliate rely on a fundamental knowledge of finance. Therefore, this comprehensive and systematic learning program will cover a variety of tools, ideas, and frameworks necessary for effective nonprofit financial management. The program is designed in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College. Upon successful completion, participants will earn a Certificate of Financial Management and 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Habitat for Humanity Texas.

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Volunteer Management

Enrollment Full

In partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Studies at ACC. 

Homeowner Services

Enrollment Full

Retail Management

Enrollment Full

Construction Project Management

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September 10 – October 15, 2021

Nonprofit Leadersip

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