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Benefits Register Congratulations to our Fall 2023 Graduates!

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.

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


Applications for Spring 2024 are CLOSED. 

Applications for Fall 2024 are now being accepted. Classes will take place between August - November. The Fall 2024 session will offer two options to choose from: Virtual Thursday, 10:30 - 12 (limit to 10 students); and in-person Thursday, 5:30 - 8 pm (limit 25 students).  Graduation takes place at the end of the last class. 

Class Topics:

  • City & County
  • Budget Management & Finance
  • Solid Waste Services & Raleigh Water
  • Planning-Development & Transportation
  • Community-Economic Development & Code Enforcement
  • Emergency Communication Center & Information Technology
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources & Sustainability
  • Raleigh Fire
  • Raleigh Police
  • Communications  / Community Engagement
  • Equity & Inclusion / Neighborhood Enrichment

You may apply online. Applications will be considered in the order they are received.

Congratulations to our Fall 2023 Graduates!

  • Jecarma Allen
  • Nate Boler
  • Terrell Boone 
  • Allison Carr
  • Olivia Cleveland
  • Alisha  Foster
  • Bianca Hodge
  • Angel Johnson
  • JoAnn Metzler
  • Kathy Monteiro
  • Iryna Shanton
  • Sana Siddiqui 
  • Emily Smith
  • Haydn Spurrell
  • Chris West
  • Aniya Whitfield

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

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