​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ City of Phoenix Neighborhood college banner: Building neightborhoods through education                 

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. 


Saturday, 10/6 from 1 - 2 p.m. WATER 101: Learn more about where your water comes from, how water gets to us, how we use water, where it goes and how Phoenix is planning for the future. Desert Sage Library, 7602 W. Encanto Blvd. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call 602-261-8367.

Wednesday, 10/10 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. TALKING TRASH 101: Get a detailed overview of the trash, recycling, and waste diversion program including tips on what is recyclable in Phoenix, why it is important, and how you can contribute. Along with the interactive class comes a free tour of the city’s Transfer Station, where participants can learn how waste materials are managed. Phoenix’s North Gateway Transfer Station, Conference Room/Tour, 30205 N. Black Canyon Hwy. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Thursday, 10/18 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. FIND AND FIX LEAKS: Learn how to find and fix leaks that are draining your budget. Cholla Library, 10050 N. Metro Parkway E. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call 602-261-8367.

Thursday, 10/18 from 6 - 7 p.m. LANDLORD AND TENANT WORKSHOP. This workshop will provide an overview of the rights and responsibilities of both tenants and landlords including the eviction process, rental agreements and security deposits, and the AZ Residential Landlord and Tenant Laws. Sunnyslope Community Center, 802 E. Vogel Avenue. To register, call 602-534-4444.


Saturday, 11/3 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. PAINT SPRAYER AND POWER WASHER TRAINING: Learn how to keep your neighborhood graffiti-free by using a paint sprayer and power washer (which you can use for free after completing the workshop and confirmation of neighborhood organization registration). Along with the interactive class comes a free tour of the Neighborhood Services West Facility, to see other tools and supplies available to residents for neighborhood clean-ups and/or community projects. NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Wednesday, 11/7 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. LANDSCAPE WATERING: Learn how to properly water your landscape to save time and increase the health and beauty of your plants. Saguaro Library, 2808 N. 46th Street. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call 602-261-8367.


Thursday, 11/8 from 6 - 7 p.m. TRANSPORTATION 2050.

Learn about what’s new, and what’s planned for transportation in the city of Phoenix. Transportation 2050, a 35-year transit and streets initiative funded by the voter-approved Proposition 104 in 2015, has begun to make an impact on Phoenix’s transportation infrastructure and transit network. Get an overview of accomplishments and improvements for pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, and transit users, as well as what’s planned in the next few years…and beyond. Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Avenue. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Wednesday, 11/14 from 6 - 7 p.m. CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (CPTED) WORKSHOP. Learn about the proper design and effective use of buildings and public spaces in neighborhoods that can lead to the reduction in the incidence of crime and an improvement in the quality of life. Learn how to assess conditions in your neighborhood and apply practical access control (doors, fences), surveillance (lighting, windows, landscaping), territorial reinforcement (signs, sidewalks, ordinances), and maintenance to improve your business, your neighborhood, and/or your home. Longview Neighborhood Recreation Center, 4040 N. 14th Street. To register, call (602) 534-4444.


Wednesday, 12/5 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  3R’S OF VOLUNTEERING. This workshop is an introduction to the principles of volunteer management (Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition). Topics include resources on effectively managing and training volunteers, recruitment tactics, and how to increase retention based on motivation and creative recognition ideas. Devonshire Senior Center, 2802 E. Devonshire Street. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Tuesday, 12/11 from 6 - 7 p.m.  BELIEF WINDOW: We all have a “Belief Window” which is the framework each of us has for understanding and seeing our own world. What is written on our window defines who we are, how we act and what we may become. Our version of reality comes from our own beliefs, what others have taught us, previous experiences, cultural beliefs, and general observations. Learn how to identify your beliefs and change your principles to ensure your success. NSD West, 3325 W. Flower St. To register, call 602-534-4444.

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