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.



For more information regarding the Neighborhood College Program, please contact us at 602-534-4444.

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.  ​












AUGUST 2016

Aug. 3
Are you concerned about trash, high weeds, dead trees, graffiti, deteriorated fences or open/vacant properties in your neighborhood?  The city of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) is hosting free classes on how the code compliance process works to address violations in your community. "Code Compliance 101" workshop Aug. 3 from 6 to 7:30 at the Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St. Residents can learn how to identify and report common violations, and other important ways to get involved in the process.To register, click here. 

Aug. 9
This workshop will be presented by Mulcahy Law Firm. The workshop will take place at the Burton Barr Library in the Pulliam Auditorium from 5 to 7 p.m. Topics will include changes to HOA legislation that could impact your community, and time there will be time during the session for questions and answers.​  Aug. 9, 5 to 7 p.m., Burton Barr Library, 1221 N Central Ave., Auditorium.​ To register, click here.​ 

Aug. 11
Talking Trash Tour and Class                                                           
Have you ever wondered what happens to your garbage and recycling once it's picked up? It's actually a complex process managed by the hardworking Public Works staff.  This workshop consists of a tour of the city's Transfer Station to experience firsthand where our garbage and recycling are sorted and processed.  You'll also learn the tips to recycle more to gain a better understanding of how you can produce less garbage, which means a cleaner, more beautiful Phoenix.   Aug. 11, 9 to 11 a.m., North Gateway Transfer Station, 30205 N.  Black Canyon Hwy. To register, click here.​ 

Aug. 25
This workshop offered by the Phoenix Police Department Neighborhood Block Watch Grant Program will provide information on how to use the new grant management software system to apply for a $1,000 - $10,000 block watch grant for your neighborhood.  Topics will include how to register your group with the Neighborhood Services Department; guidelines for eligible expenses; and how to submit an application online.  Groups within the corporate limits of the City of Phoenix are eligible to apply.   Aug. 25, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Burton Barr Library, 1221 N Central Ave., 4th Floor Lecture Room. To register, click here​

SEPTEMBER 2016

Sept. 9 - 11 
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training                                      
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.  The CERT course is taught in the community by a trained team of first responders and community members who have completed a CERT train-the-trainer course conducted by their state training office for emergency management, or Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI), located in Emmitsburg, MD. CERT training includes disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations and terrorism awareness.
​You must register for any class you want to take by sending an e-mail to don.L.peyton@phoenix.gov, or call 602-261-8038.  If you do not register for a class and it is cancelled you will not be notified. If you register for a class you are responsible to let us know if you are unable to attend. Class is Sept. 9 from 6 to 10 p.m.; Sept. 10 and 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Phoenix Fire Admin Building, 150 S. 12th St. The CERT training is a FEMA certified course, in order to receive a certificate of completion you must attend all 20 hours of training. 

Sept. 10
Paint Sprayer Training                 
Learn how to use the city equipment and then use it to improve areas in your neighborhood. Each workshop will be on the dates below from Sept. 10, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Neighborhood Services Department West Facility at 3325 W. Flower St. For more information, 602.534.4444.

Sept. 14
3R's of Volunteering Management              ​                                          
Interested in learning the basics of how to organize a neighborhood cleanup?  Need to know how to recruit, retain and reward neighborhood volunteers?  Then THIS workshop is for you!  Facilitated by NSDs Volunteer Coordinator, you’ll learn tips and tricks to help make your next volunteer based project a success. Sept. 14, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Neighborhood Resource Center, ​2405 E. Broadway. ​For more information, 602.534.4444.


OCTOBER 2016

Oct.  5
Are you concerned about trash, high weeds, dead trees, graffiti, deteriorated fences or open/vacant properties in your neighborhood?  The city of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) is hosting free classes on how the code compliance process works to address violations in your community. "Code Compliance 101" workshop Oct. 5 from 6 to 7:30 at the John F. Long family Service Center, 3453 N. 51st Ave. Residents can learn how to identify and report common violations, and other important ways to get involved in the process. To register, click here.

​Oct. 8
Pressure Washer Training                                                               
Learn how to use the city equipment and then use it to improve areas in your neighborhood. Each workshop will be on the dates below from Oct. 8, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Neighborhood Services Department West Facility at 3325 W. Flower St. For more information, 602.534.4444.

​Oct. 20
Landlord/Tenant Workshop                                                         
This free workshop offered through Neighborhood College will provide information on rights, responsibilities and guidelines of landlords and tenants under the Arizona Residential Law.  Topics to be discussed include the eviction process, security deposits, tenants in foreclosure, maintenance issues and more.  Oct. 20, 2016, 5 to 8 p.m., Sunnyslope Community Center, 802 E. Vogel Ave. To register, click here. 


NOVEMBER 2016

​Nov. 5
Paint Sprayer Training                                                            
Learn how to use the city equipment and then use it to improve areas in your neighborhood. Each workshop will be on the dates below from Nov. 5, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Neighborhood Services Department West Facility at 3325 W. Flower St. For more information, 602.534.4444.


DECEMBER 2016

​Dec. 3  
Pressure Washer Training                                                               
Learn how to use the city equipment and then use it to improve areas in your neighborhood. Each workshop will be on the dates below from Dec. 3, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Neighborhood Services Department West Facility at 3325 W. Flower St. For more information, 602.534.4444.​

Dec. 7
3R's of Volunteering Management              ​                                          
Interested in learning the basics of how to organize a neighborhood cleanup?  Need to know how to recruit, retain and reward neighborhood volunteers?  Then THIS workshop is for you!  Facilitated by NSDs Volunteer Coordinator, you’ll learn tips and tricks to help make your next volunteer based project a success. Dec. 7, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cholla Library, 10050 Metro Parkway East. ​For more information, 602.534.4444.

Please note: when you sign up using the form below, you WILL NOT receive a confirmation.  You only will be notified if there is a cancellation.

Neighborhood College is made possible through a partnership with the Phoenix Public Works Department.

 





 

 

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