Raleigh Neighborhood College
Learn about local government services in Raleigh and Wake County through this free series of classes sponsored by the Community Services Division.
Benefits: Neighborhood College offers participants the tools to become actively involved in neighborhood and community organizations. Many graduates serve as a resource for their neighbors or go on to become leaders in Citizens Advisory Councils (CACs) and neighborhood organizations.
Students meet Raleigh and Wake County staffers who offer an inside look at the services and programs offered by the City of Raleigh and Wake County. Classes may include a trip to the Raleigh Television Network for a simulated taping and visits with the Raleigh Police Department and Fire Department.
- September 4th: City and County Government
- September 11th: Community Services
- September 18th: Raleigh Fire Department
- September 25th: Raleigh Police Department
- October 2nd: Parks and Recreation
- October 9th: Transit and Solid Waste Services
- October 16th: Inspections and Public Utilities
- October 23rd: Community Development and Planning Department
- October 30th: Information Technology and Development Services
- November 6th: Emergency Communications and Raleigh Television Network
- November 13th: Budget & Finance
- December 4th: Graduation, Five Points Center for Active Adults
Testimonials from Neighborhood College Graduates
Jeff Murison, executive director of the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corp. "As a new resident, it was a great program to immerse myself in the City and really learn the basic nuts-and-bolts things that you would pick up in a lifetime of living somewhere. It helped me cement a permanent connection."
Charles Haywood, employee of the N.C. Justice Department "Raleigh Neighborhood College just reaffirmed that everybody's opinion matters. We should take an active role in how the City is shaped and making it a city that is comfortable as well as prosperous now and in the future. We each have a hand in that."
Clodagh Bastian, executive director of International Focus "It connected me personally more to the City. I feel that I not only know more about the workings of the City but I feel more a part of it because of the experience."
Spring 2014 Graduates
Christopher Sean Bjornstad, Cecilia Bracho-Gandica, Sheryl Cromedy, Evelyn Evans, Mark Hughes, Bob Klein, Kathy Klein, Reginald F. McClain, John Bernard Moss, Warren C. Robinson, Pearl Robinson, Elaine Spivey, Darolyn Sutton, Deron Tse, Latika Vick, Latonia Williams, Barbara Zimmerman
The Spring 2015 session will be held on Thursdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registering for the Spring 2015 are being accepted now. Exact dates of classes will be determined soon.
Applications will still be accepted after session is full and be placed on the wait list. Wait List members receive priority for the next Session. Your application will be considered in the order it is received. You may apply online or print an application to submit by mail. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants to make sure classes are lively and students have a chance to interact with City officials.