Education

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Learn to affordably tackle your home’s maintenance and repair issues.

Regular, proactive home maintenance inside and out helps preserve your home’s value and is a necessary part of providing a safe, secure, and comfortable shelter. When funds are low, small repairs might be put off, but a relatively minor repair left unattended can deteriorate into a major one.

Our instructors are eager to share what they know to help you identify, repair, and prevent problem little issues from becoming more serious.

About our program

Topics are offered on a rotating basis, allowing participants the opportunity to choose workshops that meet their needs. Whether you want to understand the basics of how your heating or plumbing system works, or get some practical information on how to tackle basic light fixture repairs, or learn how to add value to your home with energy savings or cosmetic improvements, we have a class for you.

  • More than 40 different classes and workshops available
  • Classes offered weekly
  • No experience necessary – safe and accessible for all skill levels

Virtual
Workshops

We are currently offering free, virtual online workshops. Click here for the schedule of live interactive offerings and additional updates.  Live Videos and a library of past workshops can be viewed on the Community Homeworks YouTube Channel or Facebook page.

In-Person
Workshops

Many workshops are hands-on, using a variety of props: power tools, hand tools, sink and vanity, toilet, water heater, furnace, windows, door, electrical outlets, faucets, paint and painting tools, drywall, lawnmower, and more. Handouts are provided. Advance registration is encouraged to ensure we have enough materials and can contact you in the event a workshop is cancelled.

Educational
Offerings

Community Homeworks offers workshops designed to help you maintain and repair your home, increase safety and comfort, and save money – you can always see what workshops are coming up here.

*Core Home Series: Learn holistic home maintenance, following the Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Educational Requirements.

Awesome! We offer the following workshop topics to help you better understand tools & basics:

  • Hand Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Budgeting for Home Repairs
  • Why Weatherize?

Awesome! We offer the following workshop topics to help you better understand home systems:

  • Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Heating Systems
  • Ventilation & A/C

Awesome! We offer the following workshop topics to help you better understand home structure:

  • Home Safety & Security
  • Intro to Flooring
  • Pest Control
  • All About Mold
  • Foundations

Awesome! We offer the following workshop topics to help you better understand outdoor elements:

  • Roofing Systems
  • Lawn Care

Our classes anytime.

Check out our video archives on either of the following channels.

What our participants have to say

Even if I don’t end up doing the work, I at least have an understanding of what’s going on and being done.

Instructor was very knowledgeable. He’s funny also, he kept the class interesting.

Very useful hands on demonstrations; plus excellent product and tool info to address lots of different problems.

Great info! I'm ready to get to work on my problem lawn!

I liked it and feel more competent.

I really appreciate all the hand-outs. This will allow me to review as i do the different projects.

Terrific! especially useful was the warning about spontaneous combustibility of oil-laden rags.

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