Community Services Department
The Community Services Department offers a variety of programs to help people of every age and background become more active in their neighborhoods and the wider Raleigh community. The department helps individuals, groups and communities recognize their skills and assets, mobilizes people to take action on their own behalf and connects them to appropriate resources so they can achieve positive results for their neighborhoods and communities.
- Classes: Oct 23, 2013 Landlord Training class is now full. 2014 classes will be posted when confirmed.
- Fall 2013 classes are now full. You can still register for the waiting list for the 2014 Spring sessions of Citizens Leadership Academy or Raleigh Neighborhood College. A series of weekly classes to help develop your skills as a community leader.
- Read our latest newsletter.
Citizens Advisory Councils (CACs)
Citizens Advisory Councils (CACs) help give citizens a voice in decisions affecting their neighborhoods.View List of all CACs
Citizens Leadership Academy
A series of free classes allow residents to improve their skills as community leaders.Learn More
Foster Grandparent Program
Volunteers ages 55 and over work with children in need.
The Viva Raleigh festival connects members of the Hispanic-Latino community with the wider Ralegh community.Learn More
Human Services Grants
The city awards grants to nonprofit agencies serving the elderly, youth, persons with disabilities, substance abusers and the homeless.See more about funding
Landlords, prospective landlords, lawyers and real estate agents benefit from the city's classes.Learn More
Residents learn the ins and outs of City government at this 12-week program.Learn More
Neighborhood Improvement Funds
Funds are available for projects initiated and carried out by neighborhood groups.Learn More
Make sure your neighborhood group is on the City's official list of neighborhood-based organizations.Learn More
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
If you are 55 and older, we'll find a volunteer opportunity for you.Learn More
Summer Youth Employment
Young people ages 15-18 gain job and life skills by working for the City of Raleigh.Learn More
Supporting Boards and Commissions
The Community Services Department helps coordinate the work of these City of Raleigh boards and commission, whose members are volunteers appointed by the City Council: