​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 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. 


 

April 2019

Tuesday, 4/9 from 6 7 p.m. ARIZONA HUMANE SOCIETY WORKSHOP: Pet locked in a hot car? Dog without shade in a backyard? Join us as Ruthie Jesus, Field Operations Supervisor from the Arizona Humane Society, gives the inside scoop on how you can help as well as what is legally allowed in our state. Also, get a first-hand account of AHS' role in caring for the Valley's most vulnerable pets and the more than 12,000 animal rescues and investigations that AHS' Field Operations Team responds to each year. Animal lovers and community members, you won't want to miss this! Broadway Heritage Neighborhood Resource Center, 2405 E. Broadway Rd. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Wednesday, 4/10 from 6 7 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. Join us at Cesar Chavez Library located at 3635 W. Baseline Road. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367. Walk-ins are accepted as long as space permits.

Saturday, 4/13 from 1 2 p.m. LANDSCAPE WATERING: Learn how to properly water your landscape to save time and increase the health and beauty of your plants. Join us at Mesquite Library located at 4525 Paradise Village Parkway. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367. Walk-ins are accepted as long as space permits.

Saturday, 4/13 from 2 3 p.m. RAIN GARDENS: Learn how to design an earth-friendly yard using simple earthworks and low-water-use plants. Join us at Mesquite Library located at 4525 Paradise Village Parkway. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367. Walk-ins are accepted as long as space permits.

Tuesday, 4/16 from 6 7 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. NSD West, 3325 W. Flower St. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Thursday, 4/18 from 6 7 p.m. LANDLORD/TENANT WORKSHOP: Get a detailed overview of the rights and responsibilities for both tenants and landlords including the eviction process, rent and deposits, foreclosed properties and AZ Residential Landlord and Tenant Laws. Cholla Library, 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Thursday, 4/18 from 6:30 7:30 p.m. RAIN GARDENS: Learn how to design an earth-friendly yard using simple earthworks and low-water-use plants. Join us at South Mountain Library located at 7050 S. 24th Street. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367. Walk-ins are accepted as long as space permits.

Tuesday, 4/23 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. South Mountain Community Center, 212 E. Alta Vista Rd. To register, call 602-534-4444.  

Thursday, 4/25 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. Join us at South Mountain Library located at 7050 S. 24th Street. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367. Walk-ins are accepted as long as space permits.


 

May 2019

Saturday, 5/4 from 8 10 a.m.  POWER WASHING TRAINING: Learn how to keep your neighborhood graffiti-free by using a power washer (which you can use for free after completing the workshop and confirmation of neighborhood organization registration), tour the warehouse and see other tools and supplies available to residents. NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St. To register, call 602-534-4444.  

Saturday, 5/4 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 to and how Phoenix is planning for the future. Join us at Century Library located at 1750 E. Highland Avenue. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367. Walk-ins are accepted as long as space permits.

Saturday, 5/4 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. Join us at Century Library located at 1750 E. Highland Avenue. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367. Walk-ins are accepted as long as space permits.

Saturday, 5/18 from 1 2 p.m. DESERT LAWN CARE: Learn practical advice for maintaining a healthy, beautiful, and water-efficient lawn. Join us at Burton Barr Library located at 1221 N.  Central Avenue. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367. Walk-ins are accepted as long as space permits.

Tuesday, 5/21 from 6 – 7 p.m. IS YOUR HOUSE ENERGY EFFICIENT? This class will introduce you to Healthy Homes Principles:  Keep your home dry, clean, pest-free, safe, contaminant-free, ventilated and maintained so you can make your home a healthier place.  Along with information, you will receive energy saving and weatherization tips to help you save money and energy. This class will give you the knowledge to help yourself to a Healthy Home. Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Avenue. To register, call 602-534-4444.

June 2019

Thursday, 6/6 from 6 – 7 p.m. ORGANIZING A COMMUNITY EVENT: Are you interested in organizing a community event but are unsure of how to begin? This workshop will cover the basics on how to plan and organize an event. You will learn about basics in planning your event to ensure that it is successful. Learn how to plan so that your volunteers have a great experience and are excited to volunteer for your next event. NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Thursday, 6/13 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! Burton Barr Central Library, College Depot 1221 N. Central Avenue. To register, call 602-534-4444.


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