Residents walk around Dix Park during Earth Day event.

Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange

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2023 Neighborhood Exchange

The Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange (RNEX) is an annual event hosted in September by the Neighborhood Enrichment Division in honor of Neighborhoods Month!

The event celebrates Raleigh's amazing neighborhoods and brings our neighbors together. At the grassroots level, the event helps people of every age and background become more active in their neighborhoods and the wider Raleigh community. 

2023 Neighborhood Exchange

The community event will be held at Carolina Pines Community Center on Friday, September 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by to join the free event - no registration required. 

This year’s neighborhood theme is “Cultivating Community Culture” and our goal is to help discover the communal gifts and strengths that live in our neighborhoods!

Carolina Pines Community Center
2305 Lake Wheeler Rd

acrobat performing


Come join us for a wonderful afternoon enjoying some of the following activities: 

  • Learn About City Programs: Meet staff from City of Raleigh departments and learn about capacity-building and neighborhood programming 
  • Storytelling: Hear from spoken word artist Donna Washington
  • Acrobatics: Be amazed by the Kenya Safari Acrobats
  • Music: Enjoy samba reggae music from Batala Durham
  • Kids Art Lab: Create cool art with one of Raleigh’s amazing artists, Shannon Newby 
  • Food Trucks: Indulge in some yummy cuisine! The first 250 people to arrive will get a ticket for free food.
  • Interactive DEI Session: There is a "Cultivating and Connecting Communities through Conversation" Session to learn more about your shared and differing identities and outlooks with your peers. Registration is closed at this time.
children and instructor creating decorated hoops at public event

Local Raleigh artist, Shannon Newby 

About Neighborhood Enrichment 

The Neighborhood Enrichment Division manages programs and initiatives which bring our community together. 

As a part of the Housing and Neighborhoods Department, the division helps individuals, groups, and communities recognize their skills and assets, mobilizes people to take action on their own behalf, and connects them to appropriate resources so they can achieve positive results for their neighborhoods and communities. Learn more



Neighborhood Enrichment Division


Lead Department:
Housing and Neighborhoods
Service Categories:
Neighborhood Enrichment