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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: Registration information is listed with each individual session. For more information regarding the Neighborhood College Program, please contact us at 602-534-4444. 

November 2019

Thursday, 11/7 from 6 – 7 p.m. FUNDAMENTALS OF GRANT WRITING: Know of a great project for your neighborhood but aren't sure how to pay for it?  Interested in applying for a grant, but aren't sure where or how to start?  This workshop explores the fundamentals of the grant writing process.  Learn the Who, What, Where and How of grant writing here! Broadway Heritage Neighborhood Resource Center, 2405 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Tuesday, 11/12 from 6 – 7 p.m. ZERO WASTE TRAINING COURSE: Are you curious about where your trash and recycling goes after you throw it in your containers? Are you looking for ways to save money and declutter your home? During this one-hour class, you will get an in-depth look at the journey your recyclables and trash take to their final destination. Our virtual tour will provide a closer look at how intricate the recycling sorting process is and why it is so important to recycle the right things. You'll also learn about how focusing on zero waste living can help you stay organized and save you money. NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Saturday, 11/16 from 1 – 3 p.m. DON'T BE A VICTIM! SELF-DEFENSE CLASS (WHEEL CHAIR USERS SESSION): Learn to be more self-aware and protect yourself in this free self-defense class. Learn how to fight off an attacker with a Kubotan and everyday objects, like a sharpie marker. Anyone can learn these life-saving defense skills. Ability360 (Group Fitness Room), 5031 E. Washington Street. Register at


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