Durham Neighborhood College

Learn More About Your Community Through Durham Neighborhood College

Please Note: The application period for Durham Neighborhood College 2019 is now closed. Applications will open again in Summer 2020.



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.

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.
  • View the 2019 Durham Neighborhood College schedule and curriculum, or review last year's materials.
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.