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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. 


July 2019

Thursday, 7/11 from 6 7 p.m. HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL MEETING: Running an effective meeting is an art, not a science. The group must accomplish real work, participants must have an opportunity to be heard, and they should believe that the process is fair. This can be an intimidating task for a new leader. Learn how to create a clear, descriptive agenda with time targets and ways of keeping your audience engaged. Learn tips and best practices on how to run a more effective meeting.  Burton Barr Central Library, College Depot, 1221 N. Central Avenue. To register, call 602-534-4444. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Tuesday, 7/16 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, 7/18 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. South Mountain Community Library, 7050 S. 24th Street. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Tuesday, 7/23 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.

Saturday, 7/27 from 1 – 3 p.m. DON’T BE A VICTIM! SELF-DEFENSE CLASS: Learn to be more self-aware and protect yourself in this free self-defense class. Learn how to fight off an attacker with a Kubotan and everyday objects, like a sharpie marker. Anyone can learn these life-saving defense skills. South Mountain Community Library, 7050 S. 24th Street. Register at http://phoenix.gov/defense

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.

 

August 2019

Tuesday, 8/6 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, 8/8 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. NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Tuesday, 8/13 from 6 – 7 p.m. SOCIAL MEDIA 101: Learn the basics of building your social media presence across various top social networks and how to protect yourself on these sites. Learn about the latest tips and strategies for managing social media pages and how to leverage them in your marketing strategies. Broadway Heritage Neighborhood Resource Center, 2405 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040. To register, call 602-534-4444.
 

Saturday, 8/17 from 1 – 3 p.m. DON’T BE A VICTIM! SELF-DEFENSE CLASS: Learn to be more self-aware and protect yourself in this free self-defense class. Learn how to fight off an attacker with a Kubotan and everyday objects, like a sharpie marker. Anyone can learn these life-saving defense skills. Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Avenue. Register at http://phoenix.gov/defense

Thursday, 8/22 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. LEADERSHIP THE WEST POINT WAY: Learn about six leadership principles for developing inspirational, stronger, and effective leaders. Participants will gain knowledge on managing expectation while leading change, enhancing decision making and communication strategies including tips for refining purpose and organization goals. Desert West Community Center, 6501 W. Virginia Ave. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Saturday, 8/24 from 1 – 3 p.m. DON’T BE A VICTIM! SELF-DEFENSE CLASS (WHEEL CHAIR USERS SESSION): Learn to be more self-aware and protect yourself in this free self-defense class. Learn how to fight off an attacker with a Kubotan and everyday objects, like a sharpie marker. Anyone can learn these life-saving defense skills. Ability360 (Group Fitness Room), 5031 E. Washington Street. Register at http://phoenix.gov/defense


 

September 2019

Saturday, 9/7 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.

Thursday, 9/10 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. Broadway Heritage Neighborhood Resource Center, 2405 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Thursday, 9/12 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.

Saturday, 9/14 from 1 – 3 p.m. DON’T BE A VICTIM! SELF-DEFENSE CLASS:Learn to be more self-aware and protect yourself in this free self-defense class. Learn how to fight off an attacker with a Kubotan and everyday objects, like a sharpie marker. Anyone can learn these life-saving defense skills. Mesquite Library, 4525 E. Paradise Village Parkway North. Register at http://phoenix.gov/defense

Thursday, 9/19 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. Burton Barr Central Library, College Depot 1221 N. Central Avenue. To register, call 602-534-4444.

Saturday, 9/21 from 1 – 3 p.m. DON’T BE A VICTIM! SELF-DEFENSE CLASS (WHEEL CHAIR USERS SESSION): Learn to be more self-aware and protect yourself in this free self-defense class. Learn how to fight off an attacker with a Kubotan and everyday objects, like a sharpie marker. Anyone can learn these life-saving defense skills. Ability360 (Group Fitness Room), 5031 E. Washington Street. Register at http://phoenix.gov/defense


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