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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. 


JANUARY

Thursday, 1/25 from 6 - 8 p.m.  LANDLORD AND TENANT WORKSHOP. This workshop will provide an overview of the rights and responsibilities for both tenants and landlords including the eviction process, rent and deposits, and the AZ Residential Landlord and Tenant Laws.  South Mountain Community Library, 7050 S. 24th St. To register, call 602-534-4444. 

FEBRUARY

Tuesday, 2/20 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. HOW TO EFFECTIVELY WORK WITH RENTAL PROPERTIES IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS: Get a detailed overview of Arizona law regarding Community Associations, rental restrictions, necessary requirements for renting, grandfather clauses, and how to monitor rentals and renter's liability. Devonshire Senior Center, 2802 E. Devonshire Avenue. To register, call 602-534-4444.


Wednesday, 2/28 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. SOCIAL MEDIA 101: Learn the basics of building your social media presence across various top social networks and how to protect yourself on these sites. Learn about the latest tips and strategies for managing social media pages and how to leverage them in your marketing strategies. Cholla Library, 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. To register, call 602-534-4444. 

MARCH

Tuesday, 3/24 from 2 - 3 p.m. LANDSCAPE WATERING.  Learn how to properly water your landscape to save time and increase the health and beauty of your plants. Cesar Chavez Library, 3635 W. Baseline Rd. To register, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367.

FIND AND FIX LEAKS.  Learn how to find and fix leaks that could be draining your budget. Below is a list of dates and locations. To register, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367.

  • Tuesday, 3/20 from 3 - 4 p.m., Century Library, 1750 E. Highland Ave.
  • Wednesday, 3/21 from 3 - 4 p.m., Desert Sage Library, 7602 W. Encanto Blvd.
  • Thursday, 3/22 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Yucca Library, 5648 N. 15th Ave.
  • Saturday, 3/24 from 12 - 1 p.m., Mesquite Library, 4525 Paradise Village Pkwy.

APRIL

Wednesday, 4/14 from 6 - 8 p.m. LANDLORD AND TENANT WORKSHOP. This workshop will provide an overview of the rights and responsibilities for both tenants and landlords including the eviction process, rent and deposits, and the AZ Residential Landlord and Tenant Laws. Deer Valley Community Center, 2001 W. Wahalla Lane. To register, call 602-534-4444.

MAY

Saturday, 5/12 from 12 - 1 p.m. DESERT LAWN CARE. Learn how to properly water your landscape to save time and increase the health and beauty of your plants. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. To register, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367.

Saturday, 5/12 from 11 - 12 p.m. RAIN GARDENS. Learn how to design an earth-friendly yard using simple earthworks and low-water-use plants. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. To register, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367.

Saturday, 5/12 from 2 - 3 p.m. WATER 101. Learn more about where your water comes from, how water gets to us, how we use water, where it goes to and how Phoenix is planning for the future. Agave Library, 23550 N. 36th Ave. To register, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367.

 

Neighborhood

Leadership Studio

Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) will accept applications for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Studio program

The Neighborhood Leadership Studio is for active neighborhood groups that are listed with the City of Phoenix, Neighborhood Services Department. The program is designed to develop and build neighborhood capacity.  Participants will discover the unique traits of leadership and find a place to learn, study and grow into that leader.

Community leaders create positive change and cultivate stronger, more engaged neighborhoods. Participants gain insight into group dynamics, leadership style, and a more in-depth look at how the City works for them. The Neighborhood Leadership Studio is an exciting collection of instructor-led, highly participatory workshops designed to increase resident knowledge and equip them to make a dynamic impact in their community.

The application period will begin on February 5, 2018 and close on March 2, 2018.

Program requirements include:

  • Complete a 2-day, 10 hours "hands on" training workshop
  • Commit a minimum of three residents; maximum of six residents
  • Attend a workshop and tour of the Public Works Materials Recovery Facility
  • Attend 2 "elective" workshops from the Neighborhood College Program
  • Submit a proposal, action plan and budget describing a community based project

Link to Application: Neighborhood Leadership Studio Application

For additional information contact Ray Yocopis at 602-495-0116 or ray.yocopis@phoenix.gov


"The Neighborhood Leadership Studio has been a great learning experience and an opportunity for us to do something positive in our community." Yvonne Romo, NLS Graduate


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