Raleigh Neighborhood College

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Participants learn about local government services in Raleigh and Wake County through this free series of classes sponsored by the Neighborhood Enrichment Services Division.

Raleigh Neighborhood College just reaffirmed that everybody's opinion matters. We should take an active role in how the City is shaped and making it a city that is comfortable as well as prosperous now and in the future. We each have a hand in that.

Charles Haywood, Employee of the N.C. Justice Department


Raleigh Neighborhood College (RNC) offers participants the tools to become actively involved in neighborhood and community organizations. Many graduates serve as a resource for their neighbors or go on to become leaders in local neighborhood organizations.

Students meet Raleigh and Wake County staffers who provide an inside look at the services and programs offered by the City of Raleigh and Wake County. Classes may include a trip to the Raleigh Television Network for a simulated taping and visits with the Raleigh Police Department and fire department.

It connected me personally more to the City. I feel that I not only know more about the workings of the City but I feel more a part of it because of the experience.

Clodah Bastian, Executive Director of International Focus

Congratulations to our Spring 2022 Graduates!

  • Lorilyn Bailey
  • Thomas Bolling
  • Charles Bowden
  • Sue Ellen Colón
  • Chris Connelly
  • Melissa Dean-Mckinney
  • Michael Dunn
  • Brit Cava Follett
  • Cheryl Garris
  • Tiesha Hinton
  • Steven Kreimendahl
  • Michelle Masterson
  • Heather Metour
  • Chantelle Miles
  • Mitchell Moravec
  • Cailin Peterson
  • Verdina Walker


Applications for Fall 2022 are now being accepted.

You may apply online or print an application to submit by mail. To ensure classes are lively, and students have a chance to interact with City officials, enrollment is limited to 25 participants. Applications will be considered in the order they are received.

As a new resident, it was a great program to immerse myself in the City and really learn the basic nuts-and-bolts things that you would pick up in a lifetime of living somewhere. It helped me cement a permanent connection.

Jeff Murison, Executive Director of the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corp



Luis Olivieri-Robert
Community Relations Analyst

Lead Department:
Housing and Neighborhoods
Service Categories:
Neighborhood EnrichmentPublic OutreachPublic Information and Social Media



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