Education


Agency Education Schedule

All Classes are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call 828-255-5166 to register.

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Home Classes

Homebuyer Education -($35.00 participant fee)

  • SPECIAL HENDERSONVILLE CLASS! (4-part class) Thursdays,  July 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm held at Oak Haven Apartment Community Room - 1308 Old Spartanburg Road, Hendersonville, NC
  • FREE CLASS! (4-part class)  Tuesday &  Thursdays August 5, 7, 12 & 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • (2-part class) Saturdays,  September 20 & 27 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Energy Efficiency Class (FREE thanks to sponsorship by Biltmore) held at OnTrack WNC Offices, Asheville

  • Thursday, September 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

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Money Management Classes

Manage Your Money - (multi-part series) held at OnTrack WNC Offices, Asheville

  • Mondays,  July 14, 21 & 28 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Tuesdays,  August 26 and September 2 and 9  from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Thursdays,  September 25 and October 2 and 9  from 5:30 to 8:00 pm

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Women's Financial Empowerment Center

Budgeting 101
A budget plan is one of the best tools for financial empowerment. Learn how income, expenses, and debt all affect a successful budget and gain tools to help you create a realistic budget.

  • Thursday, August 7 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Introduction to Homebuying
Thinking about purchasing a home, but don’t know where to start?   Between realtors, banks, closing costs, and inspections, the task can seem overwhelming.   But don’t worry – this introduction to first time homebuying will provide the answers you’ve been looking for and resources to help! 

  • Tuesday, August 12 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Dreaming of Debt Free Living
Everyone has a different solution for managing debt.  This class will address the financial and emotional impact of being in debt and discuss the array of options for managing your debt.

  • Thursday, August 28 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Mother/Daughter Money Buddies (5 part series) NEW CLASS
Mothers, do you want your daughters to become confident about money skills while developing your own? Ready to work on this together as a team?  This new series is a combination of our traditional Money Buddies series, which encourages women to capitalize on personal connections to strengthen money management skills. In this 5-session series, mothers and daughters (ages 10-15) will  attend the series together to set personal goals, learn the basics of budgeting, understand credit, and create their own real-life savings plan. By learning about money together, you will both feel empowered to start rewriting your financial stories! Mothers also receive a Credit Report and Score for FREE. A light meal (sandwich & chips) will be provided (FREE!) at the beginning of each class to each participant, and on the last class we will have a pizza party to wrap up the final class.

  • Tuesdays, September 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, & 14 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Divorce and Your Money
Most of us don’t know where to begin the process of separating our lives from a partner, dividing assets and liabilities, making plans for our children and making it all legal.  This class will offer a road-map to allow participants to choose the path that is right for them, with an emphasis on doing it with the least amount of money and scorched earth. This class is for women in all types of partnerships and phases of their relationships. We also welcome therapists, clergy and others who offer assistance.

Guest Educators:
Katherine Langley is an attorney and co-founder of Burt Langley, P.C. Her practice focuses on advising small businesses, commercial litigation, and family law.

Sara Bensman is a family mediator specializing in divorce and co-parenting. She helps couples move through conflict or separation with dignity by fostering effective communication and informed decision making. 

  • Thursday, September 18 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm OR
  • Thursday, September 25 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

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Credit & Debt Classes

NAACP Credit Awareness Project - Receive one free credit report and score. Held at OnTrack WNC Offices, Asheville

  • Friday, August 8  from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Friday, September 12  from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Credit: Get it. Keep it. Improve it. - held at OnTrack WNC Offices, Asheville

  • Friday, July 25  from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Friday, August 15  from 11:30 to 12:45 pm
  • Friday, September 19 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Post Bankruptcy Class -($35.00 participant fee)

  • Thursday, September 18 from 9:00 to 11:30 am

    HomeTrust Bank

United Way NFCC Council on Accreditation