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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.


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

FEBRUARY

Saturday, 2/11 from 8 – 10 a.m.  POWER WASHER TRAINING: Learn how to keep your neighborhood graffiti-free by using a power washer (which you can use for free after completing the workshop), tour the warehouse and see other tools and supplies available to residents. NSD West, 3325 W. Flower St. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Tuesday, 2/14 from 1 – 2 p.m.  INTERNET TIPS AND TRICKS FOR JOB HUNTERS: Learn how to search for jobs and display your professionalism online.  Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center, 102 W. Southern Ave.  To register, call 602-262-4636.

Tuesday, 2/21 from 1 – 2 p.m.  OPTIMAL RESUME: CAREER MANAGEMENT PLATFORM: Learn how to use Optimal Resume to create amazing resume, cover letter and more. Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center, 102 W. Southern Ave.  To register, call 602-262-4636.

Wednesday, 2/22 from 1 – 2 p.m.  HOW TO BUILD A GREAT LINKEDIN PROFILE AND BUILD YOUR PROFESSIONAL BRAND: Learn how to use LinkedIn to connect with the professional world, stay informed, build your professional brand and get hired. Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center, 102 W. Southern Ave.  To register, call 602-262-4636.

Thursday, 2/23 from 5 p.m.  WATERING METHODS OUTSIDE THE BOX (OR THE HOSE): There are various methods to save water for small gardens.  Here's your chance to try some new ways to sustain your garden without being in attendance every day. Phoenix Renews, NE corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road.

Saturday, 2/25 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  START HERE: FIRST JOB BASICS: Want to avoid mistakes most teens make when looking for a part-time job? Come learn new skills in resume building, applications and interviews. Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center, 102 W. Southern Ave.  To register, call 602-262-4636.

Saturday, 2/25 from 9:30 a.m.  SMART CONTROLLERS AND EFFICIENT LAWN WATERING: This workshop will show various methods for maintaining your landscape water in the most efficient way.  An irrigation expert will explain the pros and cons of a smart controller, how often to adjust watering times and lengths and also the best uses of synthetic turf. An EPA WaterSense program. Phoenix Renews, NE corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road.

Tuesday, 2/28 from 1 – 2 p.m.  INTERVIEW SKILLS FOR SUCCESS: Got a job interview coming up? Come learn how to improve your job interviewing skills. Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center, 102 W. Southern Ave.  To register, call 602-262-4636.

 



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Business Road Map Program – a series of eight start-up workshops for business owners and entrepreneurs: 

Tuesday, 2/14 from 6 – 8 p.m.  WORKSHOP 5 | Evaluating and Estimating Your Costs and Pricing Part 2: Building on the concepts introduced in 'Evaluating and Estimating Your Costs and Pricing, Part 1', this workshop teaches the skills needed to create a 12-month cash flow, shows how to avoid financial mistakes, and identify methods to grow your business. 

Thursday, 2/16 from 6 – 8 p.m.   WORKSHOP 6 | Building Your Sales Projections and Setting Milestones: Participants will apply the skills learned in previous workshops to build the foundation for smart business forecasting. You will determine how to set milestones and begin to develop the visionary component of entrepreneurship and business growth. 

Tuesday, 2/21 from 6 – 8 p.m.   WORKSHOP 7 | Access to Capital: One of the most pressing concerns in every entrepreneur's mind is how to achieve quick access to a cash flow pipeline in order to launch their new venture. This workshop introduces common methods of raising the initial investment needed to pilot a new business including: bank loans, venture capital, angel investing and crowdfunding.

Thursday, 2/23 from 6 – 8 p.m.   WORKSHOP 8 | Launching Lean: Rather than focusing solely on a rapid startup, this workshop helps nail down the most accurate methods for cutting out the extra luxuries in order to launch a new, lean venture. The workshop also introduces how to apply an individual growth strategy that works for your business model.

 

For registration or more information on hive@central, visit  phoenixpubliclibrary.org/hive or call 602-262-4636. All hive@central classes are held at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.


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Is there a workshop you would like to see? Let us know! 

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