​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 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

Wednesday, 4/18 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.

Thursday, 4/26 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. CODE COMPLIANCE 101 WORKSHOP. Learn how to report blight, the code compliance process, and about our volunteer programs. Join us in keeping our city neighborhoods clean and beautiful. Maryvale Community Center, 4420 N. 51st Avenue. To register, call 602-534-4444.

MAY

TALKING TRASH 101 WORKSHOP. 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.

  • Tuesday, 5/1 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, 5/16 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Tuesday, 5/8 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. HOA WORKSHOP - HOW TO DEAL WITH THE MEDIA. Learn about what a homeowners association can do when contacted by the media regarding a challenging homeowner or situation within the association. Obtain tips on how to best handle this sticky situation. Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C., 3001 East Camelback Road Suite 130, Phoenix, Arizona 85016.  To register, call (602) 534-4444.

Wednesday, 5/9 from 5 - 6:30 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. Sunny Slope Community Center, 802 E. Vogel Street. To register, call (602) 534-4444.

PAINT SPRAYER AND POWER WASHER TRAINING. Learn how to keep your neighborhood graffiti-free by using a paint sprayer and power washer (which can use for free after completing the workshop and confirmation of the 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.

  • Saturday, 5/12 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, 5/19 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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.

JUNE

Thursday, 6/19 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. Cholla Library, 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Thursday, 6/28 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. CODE COMPLIANCE 101 WORKSHOP. Learn how to report blight, the code compliance process, and about our volunteer programs. Join us in keeping our city neighborhoods clean and beautiful. Paradise Valley Community Center, 17402 North 40th Street. To register, call 602-534-4444.









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