​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 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. 


Thursday, 11/16 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. HOA WORKSHOP: What is a Community Association, Board Member Roles and Responsibilities and Board Meetings. This workshop will define community associations, the governing documents, organizational structure including the rights and responsibilities of the board of directors and homeowners. Participants will also receive information on proper planning, agenda preparation, and procedure for conducting board meetings efficiently. Devonshire Senior Center, 2802 E. Devonshire Ave. To register, call 602-534-4444. CLASS CANCELED.

Thursday, 11/16 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. South Mountain Library, 7050 S. 24th Street. To register, visit phoenix.gov/water or call 602-261-8367.

Thursday, 11/16 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. Cholla Library, 10050 W. Metro Pkwy E. To register, visit phoenix.gov/water or call 602-261-8367.


Saturday, 12/2 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 group membership), 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, 12/14 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. LEADERSHIP THE WEST POINT WAY. Learn about ten 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, Phoenix. To register, 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 January 2018.

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

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