Durham Neighborhood College

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 now for the 2019 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.

Applications are now being accepted through Friday, July 26. 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.

Durham Neighborhood College 2019 Details:


  • Classes will be held on seven Thursday nights starting September 12 through October 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. (Class dates: September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10, 17, 24).
  • 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.
  • The curriculum for the 2019 Durham Neighborhood College is currently being updated, but you can review last year's materials to get an idea of the topics that are covered.

Three Ways to Apply Through Friday, July 26:


  • Complete the online application.
  • Or, download a PDF application and mail to: Durham County Clerk to the Board of Commissioners, 200 East Main St., Second Floor, Durham, N.C. 27701.
  • Or, pick up a hard copy application at the Durham County Clerk to the Board of Commissioners, 200 E. Main Street, or the City Clerk’s Office, 101 City Hall Plaza.
For more information, interested applicants may contact the City’s Office of Public Affairs at (919) 560-4123 or the County’s Public Information Office at (919) 560-0000.