Durham Neighborhood College

Due to the impact of COVID-19, Durham Neighborhood College will not be offered in 2020. City and County staff are now focused on the recovery and safety of the community, but hope to bring the program back in the near future.

Learn More About Your Community 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.

Space is limited to 30 participants with the goal of a diverse cohort representing different neighborhoods as well as residents outside the city limits. Area high school students ages 15 and up as well as Latino residents are encouraged to apply.

25 Durham Neighborhood College participants stand with Mayor Steve Schewel and Commissioner Wendy Ja

Durham Neighborhood College Details:

  • Weekly classes are typically held in the evenings over seven weeks.
  • A light meal is served prior to the start of each class and sessions are held at City and County facilities. 
  • There is a $30 fee for residents accepted into the program and a limited number of scholarships are available, if needed.
  • View the 2019 Durham Neighborhood College schedule and curriculum.

For more information, contact the City’s Office of Public Affairs at (919) 560-4123 or the County’s Public Information Office at (919) 560-0000.