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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. 

Past Presentations

​​Neighborhood College shares some of the presentations from guest prresenters and experts that provide valuable information on programs and resources for neighborhood residents and businesses. Check this section often for an updated list of presentations.  ​

Revitalizing Your Neighborhood - Pass the Brush 

Is your neighborhood in need of a facelift?

Are you wanting to increase your property value?

Resident Jack Sandner, from Trails North neighborhood, shares in his presentation how he was able to turn his dated neighborhood into a vibrant beautiful one.​

Topics covered:

  • Engaging Your Neighbors and Community
  • Working with the Neighborhood Services Department
  • Creating a Project Plan
  • Funding the Project
  • Sustaining the Project

To view the presentation click here​.​

 Upcoming Classes

​​​Paint Sprayer Training

Learn how to keep your neighborhood graffiti-free by using a paint sprayer (which you can rent for free after completing the workshop), tour the warehouse and see ot​her tools and supplies available to residents. To register, call 602-534-4444. ​

WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 8 to 10 a.m. 

WHERE: NSD West, 3325 W. Flower St., Phoenix

​Zero Waste Workshop 


Curious what happens to materials after they are collected from your household trash and recycle containers? Join us for an enlightening presentation from the Phoenix Zero Waste Team to explore how materials are sorted at the Materials Recovery Facility, how trash is managed at the landfill, and how the City is moving towards its zero waste goal. To register, call 602-534-4444  

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27,  from 6 to 7 p.m.  

WHERE: Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way, Building B, Phoenix


Classes in the Works

​​Stay tuned for more information on when these following classes will take place! The best way to be notified of upcomoing classes is to subscribe to NSD's monthly newsletter, delivered to your inbox. 

Subscribe to NSD's monthly newsletter now!​

Landlord and Tenant Virtual Workshops

Topics include:

  • Evictions
  • Repairs
  • Security deposits
  • Access

Upcoming Virtual Workshops - TBD

Provided by: Human Services Department, landlord.tenant.hsd@phoenix.gov or 602-262-7210​

New VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Information Sessions

  • The VITA program prepares free tax returns for low-to-moderate-income individuals and families
  • Volunteers receive FREE training to become IRS-certified tax preparers, greeters, or screeners
  • Learn new skills while helping others

Upcoming Virtual Sessions - TBD

Provided by: Human Service Department,  vita.taxhelp@phoenix.gov​​ or 602 534-8359; www.phoenix.gov/taxhelp

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Is there a workshop you would like to see? Let us know! 


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