Neighborhood College

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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.  There are three ways to register for a workshop: 1) fill out the form below, 2) email us at neighborhood.college@phoenix.gov or 3) call us at 602-534-4444.  

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Upcoming Workshops

April 2014

  • Money Smart Week: April 5-12
    Join us for this interactive series of free financial education seminars to gain the money management skills and tools to support you on your path to financial stability.  Spanish translation available on request. 
  • Money Smart Week: Steps to Financial Recovery
    Do you have financial goals but find that bad credit holds you back?  Learn the steps you can take to recover financially and rebuild your credit after experiencing a financial setback.  Housing Counselors will be available at this event to discuss foreclosure prevention and homeownership options.
    10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.
  • Landlord/Tenant Workshop: Know Your Rights
    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 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 17, Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way

May 2014

  • 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 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 1, Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., first floor, assembly rooms A and B
  • For The Record
    This training session is designed to inform the public about the various types of official records stored by the city of Phoenix.  Participants also will learn how long records are kept and how to find and request an official record.
    9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 7, Burton Barr Central Library, Lecture Room (located on the southwest side of the fourth floor)
  • Paint Sprayer Training (Hands on!)
    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.  This is a hands on class and attendees must wear appropriate painting clothing.
    8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St. 

July 2014

  • Paint Sprayer Training (Hands on!)
    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.  This is a hands on class and attendees must wear appropriate painting clothing.
    8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St.
  • Landlord/Tenant Workshop: Know Your Rights
    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 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 17, Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St. 

August 2014

  • 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 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, Mountain View Community Center, 1104 E. Grovers Ave.

September 2014

  • Paint Sprayer Training (Hands on!)
    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.  This is a hands on class and attendees must wear appropriate painting clothing.
    8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St.

October 2014

  • Landlord/Tenant Workshop: Know Your Rights
    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 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, South Mountain Senior Center, 212 W. Alta Vista Road 

November 2014

  • Paint Sprayer Training (Hands on!)
    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.  This is a hands on class and attendees must wear appropriate painting clothing.
    8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St.

December 2014

  • 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 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St.