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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. 

JULY

Thursday, 7/20 from 6 - 8 p.m. LANDLORD/TENANT WORKSHOP: Get a detailed overview of the rights and responsibilities of both tenants and landlords including the eviction process, rent and security deposits, foreclosed properties and AZ Residential Landlord and Tenant Laws. Devonshire Senior Center, 2802 E. Devonshire Ave. To register, call 602-534-4444. 

Thursday, 7/20 from 9 - 11 a.m. SECTION 8 WORKSHOP: Get a detailed overview of the Section 8 program including the landlords responsibilities within the program and Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection requirements, the property registration process, and how to list your properties for optimum exposure. NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St. To register for a class, call 602-534- 1272. 

AUGUST

Thursday, 8/10 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. CODE COMPLIANCE 101: Learn how to report blight, the code compliance process, and about our volunteer programs. Join us in keeping our city neighborhoods clean and beautiful. Devonshire Senior Center, Rooms A & B, 2802 E. Devonshire Ave. To register, call 602-534-4444. 

Wednesday, 8/16 from 6 - 8 p.m. 3R’S OF VOLUNTEERING: Recruit, retain and reward - teaching you to become a volunteer leader in your community. NSD West Facility 3325 W. Flower St. To register, call 602-534-4444. 

Thursday, 8/24 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. HOA LEGISLATURE UPDATE: This workshop will start with an explanation of each community association bill passed in the most recent legislative session. Learn about the steps required for your association to reach compliance and where to find the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) and how to use them. Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., 1st Floor Auditorium. To register, call 602-534-4444. 

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, 9/9 from 8 - 10 a.m. 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. NSD West, 3325 W. Flower St. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Wednesday, 9/13 from 9 - 11 a.m. TALKING TRASH 101: Tour the city’s Transfer Station and learn how waste materials are managed. Upon completion, you will be eligible to ride-along with a solid waste operator! North Gateway Transfer Station, Conference Room/Tour, 30205 N. Black Canyon Hwy. To register for a class, call 602-534-4444. 

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Business Road Map Program – a series of eight start-up workshops for business owners and entrepreneurs:   Next series starting in August.

Please check phoenixpubliclibrary.org/hive for class listing updates/location or call 602-262-4636 for more information.

All hive@central classes are held at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave. Due to storm damage, Burton Barr Central Library will be closed until further notice.


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