Classes & Events

We host a variety of events throughout the year.

Learn more about some of our main events, our recent classes, and explore our full event calendar below.

Event Calendar

Feb
6
Mon
Free Personal Financial Literacy Series
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Through a HUD grant, Morris Brown College has teamed up with Athens Land Trust, a HUD Certified Housing Counseling agency to offer financial literacy to the entire MBC family, and the greater community.

 

The financial literacy programming is facilitated by Athens Land Trust’s Director of Education, Alumna Dr. Tawana Smith Mattox ’91 (Dr. T). In addition, 10 MBC students are serving as “navigators” as they prepare to become financial literacy educators, and/or HUD Certified counselors.

 Location: Virtual, 2-hour sessionsDates:  January 30, February 6, February 13, 2023 To participate in the Adult Financial Literacy Workshop Series, please fill out the following form and reach out to the course facilitator or MBC Liaison if you have any questions. 

Workshop 1: Your Income and Expenses: This module helps participants track and understand their income (money coming in) and expenses (money going out).

Objectives:

  • Discusses different types of income and ways to receive income • Shows how to read a pay statement
  • Shares a tool for tracking income Provides information and tools for tracking and managing expenses

Workshop 2: Your Savings: This module covers how participants can save money for their goals, large purchases, and unexpected expenses.

Objectives:

  • Reviews options for where to build your savings
  • Discusses options for individuals receiving public benefits to build assets

Workshop 3: Credit Reports and Scores – Part 1: This module covers how to understand, access, and improve your credit reports and scores.

Objectives:

  • Explains the importance of credit reports and scores
  • Discusses how credit history impacts access to credit, loans, housing, jobs, insurance, and other services
  • Explains how to get, review, and dispute errors in credit reports

Objectives:

  • Describes ways to build credit if no or little credit history exists
  • Explains how to repair, improve, and maintain credit
  • Explains how credit scores are calculated
  • Explains where to get help with credit reports and credit scores

Contact Us

Course Facilitator: Dr. Tawana Mattox Phone: 706-613-0122
education@athenslandtrust.org MBC Liaison: Mrs. Devonne McKenzie Phone: 404-458-6085 Ext. 2011devonne.mckenzie@morrsibrown.edu

Register Here

Feb
13
Mon
Free Personal Financial Literacy Series
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Through a HUD grant, Morris Brown College has teamed up with Athens Land Trust, a HUD Certified Housing Counseling agency to offer financial literacy to the entire MBC family, and the greater community.

 

The financial literacy programming is facilitated by Athens Land Trust’s Director of Education, Alumna Dr. Tawana Smith Mattox ’91 (Dr. T). In addition, 10 MBC students are serving as “navigators” as they prepare to become financial literacy educators, and/or HUD Certified counselors.

 Location: Virtual, 2-hour sessionsDates:  January 30, February 6, February 13, 2023 To participate in the Adult Financial Literacy Workshop Series, please fill out the following form and reach out to the course facilitator or MBC Liaison if you have any questions. 

Workshop 1: Your Income and Expenses: This module helps participants track and understand their income (money coming in) and expenses (money going out).

Objectives:

  • Discusses different types of income and ways to receive income • Shows how to read a pay statement
  • Shares a tool for tracking income Provides information and tools for tracking and managing expenses

Workshop 2: Your Savings: This module covers how participants can save money for their goals, large purchases, and unexpected expenses.

Objectives:

  • Reviews options for where to build your savings
  • Discusses options for individuals receiving public benefits to build assets

Workshop 3: Credit Reports and Scores – Part 1: This module covers how to understand, access, and improve your credit reports and scores.

Objectives:

  • Explains the importance of credit reports and scores
  • Discusses how credit history impacts access to credit, loans, housing, jobs, insurance, and other services
  • Explains how to get, review, and dispute errors in credit reports

Objectives:

  • Describes ways to build credit if no or little credit history exists
  • Explains how to repair, improve, and maintain credit
  • Explains how credit scores are calculated
  • Explains where to get help with credit reports and credit scores

Contact Us

Course Facilitator: Dr. Tawana Mattox Phone: 706-613-0122
education@athenslandtrust.org MBC Liaison: Mrs. Devonne McKenzie Phone: 404-458-6085 Ext. 2011devonne.mckenzie@morrsibrown.edu

Register Here

Feb
14
Tue
Affordable Housing Info Session (online)
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm

Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions, and complete an application. Register online or call 706-613-0122.

Starting in February of 2023, info sessions on the 2nd Tuesday of the month will take place online and sessions on the 4th Wednesday of the month will be moved to in-person at the Athens Land Trust office.

Youth Hydroponics Workshop
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join Athens Land Trust and host Malon James, Georgia’s youngest hydroponics farmer, for a youth hydroponics workshop! 

This workshop is free to attend, and we welcome any youth from ACC and the surrounding area who wish to learn about hydroponics. The event will take place at the ACC Library on Baxter Street in Multipurpose Room B.

Please contact Cameron Teeter, Director of Community Agriculture at 706-613-0122 or cameron@athenslandtrust.org if you have any questions about attending the event.


Feb
15
Wed
Financial Management Workshop
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Athens Land Trusts Housing Counseling team is offering a series of free Financial Management Workshops. Workshops will be held online via Zoom on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:30 PM unless otherwise indicated. Advanced registration is required. Registration for workshops closes at 5:00 PM the day prior to the session.

Please contact the Housing Counselor, Tara McDuffie at tara@athenslandtrust.org, the Director of Housing Counseling, Joanne Selgin, at joanne@athenslandtrust.org, or call 706-613-0122 if you have any questions or concerns about attending a workshop.

Workshop Schedule:

  • January 25 – Your Money Values & Influences
  • February 15 –  Banks vs. Credit Unions
  • March 15 –  Your Income & Expenses
  • March 29 – Managing Your Credit & Credit Repair
  • April 19 –  Your Spending & Saving Plan
  • April 29 – Fair Housing – this is an in person workshop; location TBA
  • May 17 –  Managing Your Credit & Credit Repair
  • June 14 –  Making Housing Decisions
  • June 21 – Your Spending & Saving Plan

Click here to register.

Feb
17
Fri
An Introduction to Pruning and Care of Fruit Trees
Feb 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us at Williams Farm for a hands-on overview of basic pruning strategies and techniques used to enhance the productivity of fruit trees.

Presenter: Laura Ney, PhD, Athens-Clarke County Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent

Click here to register.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Williams Farm Manager, Seth Nivens at seth@athenslandtrust.org.

Feb
18
Sat
Homebuyer Education Class
Feb 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Homebuyer Education Course will take place via Zoom. For more information and to register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page. Classes are typically held on Saturdays, with occasional exceptions.

 

Click here to register.

 

Feb
20
Mon
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Our Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Board Meetings are open to the public, and anyone who wishes to attend can contact Hannah Johnson at hannah@athenslandtrust.org for the meeting link. This meeting will take place virtually via Zoom.

Please note: The January 2023 board meeting will take place on January 23rd.

Feb
22
Wed
Affordable Housing Info Session (in-person)
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions, and complete an application. Register online or call 706-613-0122.

Starting in February of 2023, info sessions on the 2nd Tuesday of the month will take place online and sessions on the 4th Wednesday on the month will be moved to in-person at the Athens Land Trust office.

Mar
11
Sat
Morris Brown College Financial Navigator Program: HUD-Certified Homebuyer Workshop
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Through a HUD grant, Morris Brown College has teamed up with Athens Land Trust, a HUD-Certified Housing Counseling agency to offer financial literacy to the entire MBC family, and the greater Atlanta community. Note: The Atlanta Locations and Zoom confirmations will be sent to those registered closer to the workshop date.
Here are the course date options:
Saturday, October 22, 2022 Time: 9 am – 4 pm Location: Atlanta
Saturday, March 11, 2023 Time: 9 am – 4 pm Location: Virtual (ZOOM)
Saturday, April 1, 2023 Time: 9 am – 4 pm Location: Atlanta

Course Contents:

  1. Steps to Homeownership
  2. How Much Home Can You Afford
  3. Taking on a Mortgage
  4. Housing Professionals
  5. Getting Your Loan Pre-Approved
  6. Making the Offer/Closing
  7. Preparing for Homeownership
  8. Shopping for a Home
  9. After the Move/Budget and Credit

The financial literacy programming is facilitated by Athens Land Trust Housing Counselor, Ayanna Hall, and Director of Education, Alumna Dr. Tawana Smith Mattox ’91 (Dr. T). In addition, 10 MBC students are serving as “navigators” as they prepare to become financial literacy educators, and/or HUD Certified counselors.

To participate in the Homebuyer Workshop, please fill out the following form and select a date to attend the course. Please reach out to the course facilitators or MBC Liaison if you have any questions.
Course Facilitators: Ayanna and Dr. T Phone: 706-613-0122
Email: education@athenslandtrust.org
MBC Liaison: Mrs. Devonne McKenzie Phone: 404-458-6085 Ext. 2011
Email: devonne.mckenzie@morrsibrown.edu

Click here to register online.

West Broad Farmers Market

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Ready for flavor, family, and fun? Visit the West Broad Farmers Market every Saturday. Learn more about the market here.

Upcoming Markets
Apr
1
Sat
11:00 am Opening Day at the West Broad Fa...
Opening Day at the West Broad Fa...
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Help us celebrate Opening Day at the West Broad Farmers Market and Garden! Ft. music, kids activities, a community chips and salsa competition (stay tuned for sign-up info), plus the chance to shop with talented local farmers, growers, bakers, and makers!
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The 2023 market season runs from April 1st through December 16th, every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM. Customers can shop with local farmers, growers, bakers, and makers on the day of the market or order online throughout the week and pick up on Saturdays during the market!
Apr
8
Sat
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The 2023 market season runs from April 1st through December 16th, every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM. Customers can shop with local farmers, growers, bakers, and makers on the day of the market or order online throughout the week and pick up on Saturdays during the market!
Apr
15
Sat
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The 2023 market season runs from April 1st through December 16th, every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM. Customers can shop with local farmers, growers, bakers, and makers on the day of the market or order online throughout the week and pick up on Saturdays during the market!