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Learn More About Your Community Through
Durham Neighborhood College
Residents looking to play a more active role in their
neighborhoods and the Durham community can learn
how through the Durham Neighborhood College program,
a class designed specifically for residents to learn
about the organization, operation and services of their
local City and County governments.
The series of classes, co-sponsored by the City and
County of Durham, consists of interactive sessions
facilitated by various local government officials,
allowing residents to learn about key government
operations directly from the elected officials and staff
responsible for overseeing these key City and
Classes are normally held on nine Thursday evenings. Space in the Durham Neighborhood College is limited to 30 people and applications will be accepted to create a diverse participant population from as many Durham neighborhoods as possible as well as residents that live outside the city limits. Registration for the 2013 Durham Neighborhood College will begin in June.
A light meal is served prior to each evening class and sessions are held at City and County facilities. There is a $30 fee for citizens accepted to attend the program and limited scholarships are available if needed. Area high school students ages 15 and up as well as Latino residents are encouraged to apply.
Learn more about Durham Neighborhood College, download an application or complete an on-line application. Applications are also available at the Durham County Clerk to the Board of Commissioners, 200 East Main St., Second Floor, Durham, NC 27701, or the City Clerk's Office, Second Floor, City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701.
Interested applicants may also contact the City's Office of Public Affairs at (919) 560-4123 or the County's Public Information Office at (919) 560-0008.