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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.

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)


Topics Coming in Spring 2017
  • Generational Changers Youth Institute
  • Neighborhood Event Planning
  • Grants 201
  • Neighborhood Leadership Development Institute Parts I and II
  • Fair Housing
  • Neighborhood Standards
  • NBN Conference and Awards Luncheon

Registration will be at our companion Eventbrite link:

Contact Us
Michelle Johnson
Division Head

401 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

Ph: 757-664-6772