Durham Neighborhood College

Learn More About Your Local Government Through Durham Neighborhood College

Residents looking to play a more active role in their neighborhoods and the Durham community should apply for Durham Neighborhood College. Co-sponsored by the City of Durham and Durham County governments, Durham Neighborhood College provides an opportunity for residents to learn about the organizations, operations, and services of both local governments.

The program features a series of interactive classes facilitated by City and County employees who work hard to provide quality services to make Durham a great place to live, work, and play.

Why Participate?

  • You will learn about your City and County governments, how they work and how they impact your neighborhood. 
  • You will be able to take that knowledge back to your neighbors and have the ability to be an effective leader in your neighborhood.
25 Durham Neighborhood College participants stand with Mayor Steve Schewel and Commissioner Wendy Ja

Durham Neighborhood College 2023 

  1. Program Details
  2. Eligibility
  3. Cost
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Program Details

  • The 2023 session for Durham Neighborhood College will run from Thursday, September 14, through October 26, 2023.
  • Classes will be held once a week from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A light meal will be served before the start of each class, and sessions will be held at local government facilities.
  • Some of the topics that will be covered include: City and County services, community development, public safety, emergency services, health and human services, plus more. Check back again to find the final details of the full curriculum soon!
  • Preview highlights of previous Durham Neighborhood College sessions on the Durham County program page.

For more information, contact the City’s Communications Department at 919-560-4123 or the County’s Public Information Office at 919-560-0000.