​​​​ Neighborhood College logoNeighborhood 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. 

 Class Schedule

May 2020 Classes are canceled until further notice. 

Please periodically check back for updates.

May 2020

Tuesday, 5/7 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.  Alhambra District Offic​e, Madrid Room, 4510 N. 37th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85019. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Wednesday, 5/13 from 6 7 p.m. ZERO WASTE TRAINING COURSE: Are you curious about where your trash and recycling goes after you throw it in your containers? Are you looking for ways to save money and declutter your home? During this one-hour class, you will get an in-depth look at the journey your recyclables and trash take to their final destination. Our virtual tour will provide a closer look at how intricate the recycling sorting process is and why it is so important to recycle the right things. You'll also learn about how focusing on zero waste living can help you stay organized and save you money. Paradise Valley Community Center, 17401 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032. To register, call 602-534-4444.

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.

Thursday, 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. Broadway Heritage Neighborhood Resource Center, 2405 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040. To register, call 602-534-4444.

June 2019

Tuesday, 6/02 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 Facility, 3325 W. Flower St. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Thursday, 6/18 from 6 – 7 p.m. DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE: The secret to dealing with difficult people is to gain an understanding of why they are difficult. Being able to deal effectively with anyone, especially difficult people, should begin with an understanding of what is motivating their behavior. Knowing what is behind a behavior will help you develop a strategy for dealing with that behavior. The ultimate goals are to bring out the best in people at their worst and make your life easier. Alhambra District Office, Madrid Room, 4510 N. 37th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85019. To register, call 602-534-4444.

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