​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 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. 

AUGUST

Thursday, 8/24 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. HOA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: This workshop will start with an explanation of each community association bill passed in the most recent legislative session. Learn about the steps required for your association to reach compliance, where to find the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS), and how to use them. Phoenix Center for the Arts , 1202 N. 3rd Street. To register, call 602-534-4444. 

Thursday, 8/24 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. DESERT LAWN CARE: Learn how to properly water your landscape to save time and increase the health and beauty of your plants.  Ironwood Library, 4333 E. Chandler Blvd. To register for class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call 602-261-8367.

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, 9/9 from 8 - 10 a.m. PAINT SPRAYER TRAINING: Learn how to keep your neighborhood graffiti-free by using a paint sprayer (which you can use for free after completing the workshop), 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.

Wednesday, 9/13 from 9 - 11 a.m. TALKING TRASH 101:  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 for class, call 602-534-4444. 

Thursday, 9/28 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. WATER 101: Learn more about where your water comes from, how water gets to us, how we use water, where it goes and how Phoenix is planning for the future. Century Library, 1750 E. Highland Ave. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call 602-261-8367.

OCTOBER

Wednesday, 10/4 from 5 - 6:30 p.m.  SELF MANAGED ASSOCIATIONS: Are you a board member for a self-managed condo or HOA?  Are you feeling "burned out" by the amount of time you spend on Association issues? This class will provide an overview of the logistics of running a self-managed board and what laws board members need to be aware of. Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Saturday, 10/7 from 8 - 10 a.m.  POWER WASH TRAINING: Learn how to keep your neighborhood graffiti-free by using a power washer (which you can use for free after completing the workshop), 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.

Thursday, 10/19 from 6 - 8 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. Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center, 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Thursday, 10/19 from 9 - 11 a.m. SECTION 8 WORKSHOP: Get a detailed overview of the Section 8 program including the landlord's responsibilities within the program and Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection requirements, the property registration process and how to list your properties for optimum exposure. Mountain View Community Center, 1104 E. Grover Ave. To register for a class, call 602-534- 1272.

Thursday, 10/19 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. Juniper Library, 1825 W. Union Hills Dr. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call 602-261-8367.

Thursday, 10/26 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. Juniper Library, 1825 W. Union Hills Dr. To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call 602-261-8367.

Friday, 10/20 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. TALKING TRASH 101: 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 for a class, call 602-534-4444.


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Business Road Map Program – a series of eight start-up workshops for business owners and entrepreneurs:   Next series starting in August.

Please check phoenixpubliclibrary.org/hive for class listing updates/location or call 602-262-4636 for more information.

All hive@central classes are held at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave. Due to storm damage, Burton Barr Central Library will be closed until further notice.


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