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Neighbors Building Neighborhoods Academy
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The NBN Academy offers a variety of training that was developed by the NBN Steering Committee.  The committee is made up of residents and city staff who focus on peer-to-peer, interactive training that supports NBN core concepts.


To develop a multi-level educational program that will enhance the capacity20160521_094656.jpg of Norfolk's citizens to be engaged, responsible neighbors and community leaders.

  • Design and implement foundational or capacity building classes that assist formal and informal community groups in effectively identifying, organizing and accomplishing their goals.
  • Design classes for individuals and/or community groups for the purpose of empowering them to be responsible neighbors and community members.
  • Explore best practices in developing curriculum for neighborhood leaders who are ready to expand their focus from their neighborhood to create change throughout the city.

Winter/Spring 2017 Courses
All courses are at the Workforce Development Center unless otherwise noted
(201 E. Little Creek Drive next to Kroger)

Neighborhood Event Planning


Grants 201

Saturday, February 25th, 10 a.m.- noon
Neighborhood Leadership Development Institute Part I (Facilitation)

Wednesday, March 8th, 6 - 8 p.m.

Neighborhood Leadership Development Institute Part II (Conflict Resolution & Consensus Building)

Saturday, March 11th, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fair Housing Training for Housing Providers

Thursday, April 20th, 1 - 4 p.m.
Location TBD
Neighborhood Standards Part I (Property Codes)

Saturday, May 6th, 10 a.m. - noon
Neighborhood Standards Part II
(Practical Ideas for Neighborhood Appeal)

Monday, May 15th, 6 - 8 p.m.
NBN Conference and Awards Ceremony

Saturday, June 24th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location pending
Neighborhood Leadership Development Institute Part III  (Inter-generational Partnerships & Collaboration) Saturday, July 15th, 9 a.m. - noon

Fall 2016 Presentations

NBN Academy Kickoff:  "Healthy Neighborhoods" (from October 1)


"Live" Asset Mapping
(from October 13) 


What is a Generation Changer? Youth Track. (from October 15)


Neighborhood Standards Part I - Property Codes  (from October 26)


Grants 101
(from November 12)

Neighborhood Standards Part II - Neighborhood Appeal (from November 19)


Registration will be at our companion Eventbrite link:

Contact Us
Michelle Johnson
Division Head

401 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

Ph: 757-664-6772