Thursday, February 26, 2009

Raleigh Neighborhood College

The Raleigh Neighborhood College is a wonderful program offered by the City of Raleigh in partnership with Wake County. By attending one of the Neighborhood College classes you will have a chance to meet and engage with city staff, county staff, and other Raleigh residents to learn new and enhanced ways of increasing citizen participation and involvement in their community.

I believe that it is important for all of us to understand how local government works so that we can participate in making changes for the better. You and your neighbors are excellent resources for working towards solutions for the challenges faced by your neighborhoods and communities. If you agree with the importance of community organizing, citizen participation and local government awareness then perhaps you would enjoy the Raleigh Neighborhood College. Each session will include developing ways of using the information gained through the sessions to be active participants in their neighborhoods and the programs offered through the City of Raleigh.

Classes are held on the campus of Peace College. Each Thursday evening class will begin with dinner being served at 5:30 p.m. Instruction will start at 6 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m. Dinner is provided at no charge. Space per class is limited to 25 participants. Applications available now.

Class Schedule Spring 2009
March 12, 2009 - City and County Government
March 19, 2009 - Planning Department
March 26, 2009 - Community Services
April 2, 2009 - Community Development
April 16, 2009 - Inspections
April 23, 2009 - Budget & Finance
April 30, 2009 - Parks and Recreation
May 7, 2009 - Developmental Services & Information Technology
May 14, 2009 - Transit & Solid Waste Services
May 21, 2009 - Raleigh Police Department
May 28, 2009 - Raleigh Fire Department
June 5, 2009 - Emergency Communication & Raleigh Television Network

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