Knoxville Area Urban League

KNOXVILLE AREA URBAN LEAGUE

Classes

The Knoxville Area Urban League is authorized for operation as a postsecondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to visit detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by the Knoxville Area Urban League, please visit http://tn.gov/thec/topic/authorized-institutions-data and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

Students may not be responsible for tuition fees for our programs. Fees may be waived. Credits do not transfer. For more information about transferring credits, view our Transferability of Credit policy.

Pre-registration is required for all classes.

Please contact us at 865-524-5511 or info@thekaul.org for more information.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Basic Skills Computer Class This class, geared toward those needing to learn or improve fundamental computer operations including Windows 10, Internet search, email creating documents, file management and customization. This class is taught by a Pellissippi State Community College Adjunct Professor. You will receive a certificate for this course. Limited seats available. For more information or to register call Jackie Robinson or Bill Myers 865-524-5511.

The next Basic Skills Computer class will be held:
April 18th and 20th from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Introduction to Word  This course provides instruction on Word 2013, including creating and saving documents, formatting text and tables, and organizing files. This class is taught by a Pellissippi State Community College Adjunct Professor. You will receive a certificate for this course. Limited seats available. For more information or to register call Jackie Robinson or Bill Myers 865-524-5511.

The next Introduction to Word class will be held:
February 28th and March 2nd from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

May 16th and 18th from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Introduction to Excel This course provides instruction on Excel 2013, including organizing a worksheet, worksheet formulas and worksheet charts. This class is taught by a Pellissippi State Community College Adjunct Professor. You will receive a certificate for this course. Limited seats available. For more information or to register call Jackie Robinson or Bill Myers 865-524-5511.

The next Introduction to Excel class will be held:
March 21st and 23rd from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

June 20th and 21st from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

HOUSING

eHOME America  eHome America works closely with certified counseling agencies to help homebuyers and homeowners. The courses offered here have been professionally created, reviewed by various agencies, and certified by governing bodies. When going through a course, you will be connected with an agency you are already engaged with, or with an agency providing the requested service locally, your local partner. Counselors from the agency will communicate with you as needed to complete your education and help with any additional needs you have. Most agencies will require a follow up session before issuing the certificate of completion.

We are proud to be a Certified eHome America Agency.  Click on the following link for further information.  http://www.ehomeamerica.org/thekaul

Homeownership Workshop Offers comprehensive education and counseling to prepare families who want to purchase a home. The workshops cover the details in selecting, purchasing, financing and maintaining a home. The workshop meets all requirements for FHA & THDA loans, and Down Payment Assistance from the City of Knoxville or Knox County. Classes are offered as a one-session workshop the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Schedule is below. Training fee of $99.00; preferably a cash payment or money order

2017 Schedule:

Month/Year                                           Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

February 2017                                      2/04/2017

March 2017                                           3/04/2017

April 2017                                              4/01/2017

May 2017                                                5/06/2017

June 2017                                               6/03/2017

July 2017                                                 7/08/2017

August 2017                                            8/12/2017

September 2017                                     9/09/2017

October 2017                                         10/07/2017

November 2017                                     11/04/2017

December 2017                                       12/02/2017

Call 865-524-5511 for more information or to register. Pre-registration required 48 hours before the workshop. KNOXVILLE AREA URBAN LEAGUE IS A HUD CERTIFIED HOUSING COUNSELING AGENCY.

Financial Education Course This three-session workshop helps participants understand their spending habits and make wise spending choices so that they can save money and meet long-term goals. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30p.m to 7p.m.

2017 Schedule:

January 10, 17, & 24, 2017

March 7, 14, & 21, 2017

May 2, 9, & 16, 2017

July 11, 18, & 25, 2017

September 12, 19, & 26, 2017

November 7, 14, & 21, 2017

Call 865-524-5511 for more information or to register. Pre-registration required 48 hours before the workshop.

Foreclosure Workshop – sessions provide an opportunity for clients who are having challenges with their mortgage to learn more about the various foreclosure prevention options available. These sessions are typically the first step in the Urban League’s counseling process and are the first and third Thursday of every month. On the first Thursday of the month, the workshop begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. On the third Thursday of the month, the workshop begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For those in need of the default mortgage application please click here.

SMALL BUSINESS

Spring 2017 CO.STARTERS Entrepreneurship Training Class – Develop and fine-tune your business idea, building models based on your assumptions, tweaking your next steps through real-time customer feedback, learning valuable management and marketing skills and receiving constructive feedback from advisers, peers and successful business owners. You will also be assigned a counselor from SCORE of Greater East Tennessee or the Tennessee Small Business Development Center who will meet 1-on-1 with class participants to assist with developing their business plan.

Deadline to register for the program is Monday, February 20th, 2017. Classes begin Saturday, March 4th, 2017 and continue every Saturday until May 6th, 2017.

After the ten week training program, class participants will have an opportunity to compete in a pitch contest for $5,000 to help start and/or expand their business. If you have a great idea or something you’re passionate about that you want to turn into a business, CO.STARTERS is the best place to start. If you have an existing business that you are trying to grow, CO.STARTERS can help you too.

Reserve your seat today! Register online at www.thekaul.org Seating is limited to 20 people on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have questions about the program, give the Knoxville Area Urban League a call at (865) 524-5511.

Business Solution Sessions:

 

Tuesday, March 7th, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: How to Make Smarter Decisions and Avoid Blind Spots

Smarter decisions

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management – Course instruction covers topics such as how to prepare a business plan; marketing; identifying your competition; forecasting numbers; how to price; how to pay sales tax; and how to set up your business, i.e., a sole proprietorship or LLC. Class schedule coming soon.

Personal Finance – This four-week course educates students about a number of personal financial issues, including financial aspects of career planning; the time value of money; money management and budgeting; consumer credit; housing decisions; the role of life insurance, health insurance and disability insurance; estate planning issues; investing fundamentals; retirement plan options including the 401K/403b and IRA options; bankruptcy law changes; and other topics of interest.

This course is scheduled based on demand.

 

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Please contact us at 865-524-5511 for more information.

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