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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.

Fall 2018 Schedule
When, Why & How to Become
a 501(c)(4)

Tuesday, August 28 - Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library (111 W. Ocean View Ave.)  The fall schedule kicks off with a Healthy Neighborhood Recognition Reception at 6:30 p.m.  The course begins at 7:00 p.m. and is hosted by the East Ocean View Civic League.  Their treasurer, a CPA, and their president will explain the pros, cons and process of becoming a 501(c)(4) and how it has benefited them.  Click here for flyer

Open Data  Thursday, September 13, 6:00 p.m. - Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library at Broad Creek.  Open data is a means for having free and open access to a growing list of data collected in its daily operations.  This includes call center data, personnel salaries, litter index, derelict structures, and much more.  This course offers guidance on accessing and using the data.  Some computer experience is preferred.

Norfolk Neighborhood Expo Saturday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Military Circle Mall Food Court.  See link for more information for more information

Coming Together to Manage Neighborhood Challenges

Monday, October 22.  Exact time and location are still being determined although it will be on the Southside.  The Southside Coalition has graciously agreed to host  a panel discussion of advances in education, housing, and safety that they have made by working together and building partnerships.  

Governance, Bylaws and Meeting Etiquette

This planned course will offer professional guidance in two parts.  The first hour will be dedicated to crafting good bylaws that are practical and follow legal standards.  The second hour will be a practical guide to Roberts Rules of Order and good meeting etiquette.  Date and location are still being confirmed.

Please Note
We use volunteer resident experts wherever we can for our regular courses.  Coordination of so many volunteers sometimes means that COURSES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. We also reserve the right to cancel if an insufficient number are registered so we encourage everyone to register at the Eventbrite link below.

Registration will be at our companion Eventbrite link:

Spring Presentations Available
 "Leaderfulness" and 2018 Preview (presentation)                                    
Good Financial Management and Fundraising (Notes)

Contact Us
Oneiceia Howard
Division Head

401 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

Ph: 757-664-6761