Neighborhood College is a topic-driven, classroom style program that offers residents the opportunity to learn about different city departments, programs and services. Neighborhood College is an interactive, hands-on learning experience devoted to strengthening and educating residents by providing insights into a variety of issues impacting our community.
Graduates will develop a strong understanding of community issues, skills to interact with local government and an increased motivation to improve the quality of life in our community. For more more information call 702-229-2330.
Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a seasoned community leader or a new resident looking to get to know your new home and community better. The program includes sessions on:
- Government 101 - An overview of how the city serves more than 650,000 residents under a council-manager form of government. Includes details on the city budget, general services, municipal elections and boards and commissions.
- Public Safety - Includes an overview of the MORE homeless outreach team and city initiatives to decrease homelessness, the best way to keep your pets safe and who to contact for animal and pet issues, and information on Neighborhood Watch and fire safety.
- Downtown Revitalization - Discuss business incentives and learn about new projects, form-based code, the 2050 Master Plan and cultural offerings
- Recreational Opportunities - The city offers a range of programs and activities at our community centers and parks.
- Grant Opportunities - The city manages various federal grants from affordable housing to lead hazard control, as well as neighborhood improvement programs. The city also manages the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, the primary mechanism for businesses, foundations and individual donors to partners with the city to improve the community.
- Neighborhood Associations - Learn about neighborhood programs, community beautification projects, senior services, health and wellness and more. Code Enforcement discusses various zoning and enforcement issues to promote healthy neighborhoods.