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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.

Introducing NeighborWorks Courses
In addition to regular NBN Academy courses, the Department of Neighborhood Development has contracted with the nation's premier neighborhood training organization, NeighborWorks, to make courses available to Norfolk neighborhoods.  They are in depth courses.  Because we are paying NeighborWorks for theses courses, we require advance registration, proof of Norfolk residency or ownership, and a commitment to the full course whether it is one or two full days.   Their courses are in all caps below.  These courses are also for staff so we reserve 20 seats for residents on a first register basis.  Full course descriptions are available in the 2018 Spring schedule.

NEIGHBORWORKS COURSE: Methods to Explore Diversity and Build Unity 

Saturday, January 13.  8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Third Patrol Building, 901 Asbury Ave.
Live Asset Mapping Demonstration Monday, February 26.  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Estabrook/Coleman Place Civic League building.  3612 Robin Hood Rd.
Live Neighborhood Strategic Goal Setting Demonstration 

Monday, March 5 with Ingleside Civic League. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Ingleside Church
NEIGHBORWORKS COURSE: Building Community and Promoting Equity through Revitalization

Friday and Saturday March 9-10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm.  MUST REGISTER.  Third Patrol building - 901 Asbury Ave.
Essential Tools of Neighborhood Revitalization
Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  MUST REGISTER.  Grandy Village Learning Center - 2971 Kimball Loop. (* This course changed from earlier versions.)

NEIGHBORWORKS COURSE: Intergenerational Community Building  

Thursday and Friday, April 5-6, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  MUST REGISTER.  Third Patrol building - 901 Asbury Ave.
Fair Housing Training for Housing Providers

Thursday, April 12, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Pretlow Anchor Library Branch - 111 W. Ocean View Dr.  *** Time and location changed from earlier versions.
Understanding Zoning Tools For Your Neighborhood

Monday, April 16, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Lafayette Branch Library - - 1610 Cromwell Dr.
NEIGHBORWORKS COURSE: Creating a Fantastic Image for Your Neighborhood

Saturday, April 28, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MUST REGISTER.  Third Patrol building - 901 Asbury Ave.
Neighborhood Standards - Property Codes and Curb Appeal

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Lafayette Branch Library - 1610 Cromwell Dr.
Leadership Development - Good Financial Management and Fundraising

Thursday, May 17, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..  Lafayette Branch Library - 1610 Cromwell Dr.
Behind the Scenes Tour - Public Works

Monday, June 4, 5:30 p.m.  Meet at Public Works Operations.  2205 McKann Ave.
NBN Conference and Awards Ceremony

Saturday, June 23.  Breakfast and Registration expected to open at 8:15; Program begins at 9:00 a.m.  Ends at 2:00 p.m.


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
Michelle Johnson
Division Head

401 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

Ph: 757-664-6772