Community Services Department

Last updated Jul. 30, 2014 - 11:14 am

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.

Contact Information

919-996-6100 | email
Dillon Building, 310 W. Martin St. - Suite 201
Director :
Dwayne Patterson


Citizens Advisory Councils (CACs)

Hillsborough CAC holds a meeting

Citizens Advisory Councils (CACs) help give citizens a voice in decisions affecting their neighborhoods.

View List of all CACs

Citizens Leadership Academy

Participants take part in an exercise

A series of free classes allow residents to improve their skills as community leaders.

Learn more about Citizens Leadership Academy

Foster Grandparent Program

A Foster Grandparent works with a child.

Volunteers ages 55 and over work with children in need.

Learn more about Foster Grandparent Program

Hispanic-Latino Initiatives

Participants in the annual Viva Raleigh festival

The Viva Raleigh festival connects members of the Hispanic-Latino community with the wider Ralegh community.

Learn more about Hispanic-Latino Initiatives

Human Services Grants

The Human Relations Commission logo

The city awards grants to nonprofit agencies serving the elderly, youth, persons with disabilities, substance abusers and the homeless.

See more about funding

Landlord Training

Property managers get valuable information through the landlord training program.

Landlords, prospective landlords, lawyers and real estate agents benefit from the city's classes.

Learn more about Landlord Training

Neighborhood College

Neighborhood College participants visit the Police Department.

Residents learn the ins and outs of City government at this 12-week program.

Learn more about Neighborhood College

Neighborhood Improvement Funds

Neighborhood Improvement Funds helped pay for a neighborhood bench.

Funds are available for projects initiated and carried out by neighborhood groups.

Learn more about Neighborhood Improvement Funds

Neighborhood Registry

A Raleigh Neighborhood

Make sure your neighborhood group is on the City's official list of neighborhood-based organizations.

Learn more about Neighborhood Registry

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Meals on Wheels volunteers

If you are 55 and older, we'll find a volunteer opportunity for you.

Learn more about Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Summer Youth Employment

2010 Outstanding Summer Youth Employees

Young people ages 15-18 gain job and life skills by working for the City of Raleigh.

Learn more about Summer Youth Employment

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:

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