Raleigh Neighborhood College
Learn about local government services in Raleigh and Wake County through this free series of classes sponsored by the Community Services Department.
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.
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."
Fall 2011 Graduates
Pictured above: Clodagh Bastian, Henry Brathwaite, Geoff Dietrich, Barbara Eickholt, Tracye Hampton, Mary Harkins, Charles Haywood, Rita Holder, Carl Howell Jr., Lisa Jordan, Ted Mooney, Jeff Murison, Dona Stankus, Tom Watkins and David Zell (not pictured in order)
The Fall 2013 session will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates:
- Thursday, September 5, 12th, 19th, and 26th
- October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st
- November 7th, 14th, 21st
A Graduation Ceremony will commence on December 5th.
The Fall 2013 Session is now full. 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.