Neighborhood College is a one-of-a-kind collaboration of workshops and hands-on learning experiences brought to you by multiple city departments. The intent of the program is to provide each participant with knowledge about the city’s programs, services and resources; the tools to access those resources; and the skills and ideas with which to build positive, sustainable communities.
Everyone is welcome! Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned community leader or a new resident just looking to get to know your new home better, Neighborhood College is flexible enough to meet the needs of all Phoenix residents! We hope to see you at one of our many free workshops - and encourage your neighbors to do the same.
Here's a look at our current class offerings. If you're interested in a subject you don't see here, please let us know. To sign up, click on the class date or call us at 602-534-4444.
We’ve partnered with the Parks and Recreation Department to use their online enrollment process. You will be taken to "Parks and Recreation Online" where you will need to sign up for a free account. This is a one-time process that will only take a few moments. You will then be able to use the site in the future to sign up for any additional workshops.
|Code Compliance 101
This workshop will help you understand how to keep your properties blight free. You will learn how to report blight, understand the code compliance process and about the city’s volunteer programs.
6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Travis Williams Family Service Center
6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Paradise Valley Community Center
|Is Your House Healthy and Energy Efficient?
This class will introduce you to the seven healthy homes principles. Along with giveaways, you will receive energy-saving and weatherization tips to help you save money. Bring a Google Earth print out of your home and a recent water bill.
6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Burton Barr Central Library
Paint Sprayer Training
Learn how to keep your neighborhood graffiti-free by using a paint sprayer (which you can use for free after completing the workshop), tour the warehouse and see other tools and supplies available to residents.
8-10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at NSD West
8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at NSD West
8-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at NSD West
This workshop offers a detailed overview of the rights and responsibilities of both tenants and landlords. Specific topics include security deposits, rent increases, infestations, the eviction process and tenants in foreclosed properties.
6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Phoenix City Hall
6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Sunnyslope Senior Center
Destination Downtown (Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors)
Tour Downtown Phoenix’s attractions with an Ambassador, learn about the areas development and why a strong downtown hub is important for your neighborhood.
6-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Downtown Phoenix Information Center
9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Downtown Phoenix Information Center
Social Media and You / Safer Social Networking
Are you lost when people refer to tweets, hashtags or “like me”/”follow me” on Facebook and Twitter? Are you concerned about your privacy and safety online? Then this workshop is for you! Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone and learn from the pros.
6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Burton Barr Central Library
6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Burton Barr Central Library
Blight Busters Orientation
Learn about the Blight Buster Volunteer Program. If you are 18 years or older, come find out how to address graffiti and a variety of blight-related issues; from back-alley cleanups to illegal signs in public right-of-ways. Those who complete the training receive an identification badge, uniform and resources to help carry out their volunteer assignments.
6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at NSD West
Neighborhood Stabilization Program Homebuyer Information Session
Learn how to qualify for $15,000 in down payment assistance and how to purchase a newly renovated home through the city of Phoenix Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Sunnyslope Senior Center
10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Deer Valley Community Center