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Join the Raleigh Engagement Network

Applications Accepted Now!

Applications are open for the new Raleigh Engagement Network. The network is designed for community groups not tied to a specific location. This includes groups that were formed around similar interests, values, cultures, and social ties. The goal of the network is to expand knowledge of city services and opportunities to participate in the greater Raleigh community. 

What is the Raleigh Engagement Network?

Does your organization need a place to meet with stakeholders? Are you looking to create more meaningful connections between your organizations and others? Join the network to gain access to:

  • City equipment;
  • Capacity building (let us help you create an engagement strategy);
  • Assigned city staff contact;
  • Two mailings per year;
  • Access to Community Centers; and,
  • Priority access to the Engagement Van.

Who Should Join the Engagement Network?

On April 16, Raleigh City Council authorized staff to launch the Engagement Network for affinity groups as well as small non-profits and student groups. 

How Do I Register My Organization?

If you’d like to join the Engagement Network, please fill out the online application. All applications will be reviewed by staff from the Office of Community Engagement. Once approved, you will be contacted with more information on next steps. Access to benefits will start approximately 30 days after application submittal.

Should I Register My Neighborhood for the Engagement Network?

No. Neighborhoods who are interested in connecting with the City to receive benefits should join the Raleigh Neighborhood Registry. Here is a helpful chart to help groups determine which network to use:

Raleigh Neighborhood Registry Engagement Network
Homeowner Associations Social Groups
Neighborhood Associations Student Group
Block Clubs Small non-profits
Community Watch Groups Topic Focused Groups
Garden Clubs Local Grassroot Organizations

Should Citizen Advisory Councils (CACs) Join the Engagement Network?

No. City Council continues to work with staff on the best way to provide support to CACs. CAC members can currently reserve specific community centers via an online form.



Lance Shinholser
Community Relations Analyst

Lead Department:
Community Engagement