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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 and their president will explain the pros, cons and process of becoming a 501(c)(4) and how it has benefited them.  

Norfolk Neighborhood Expo Saturday, October 6, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Military Circle Mall Food Court.  

Coming Together to Manage Neighborhood Challenges

POSTPONED - One of the key presenters works for FEMA and is on an extended absence doing disaster relief.  We will reschedule.  

Governance, Bylaws and Meeting Etiquette

Saturday, November 10, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lambert's Point Community Center.  This planned course will offer professional guidance in two parts.  The first half will be taught by an attorney and dedicated to crafting good bylaws that are practical and follow legal standards.  The second half will be a practical guide to Roberts Rules of Order and good meeting etiquette.  

Planning Special Events on Public Property, Using Block By Block Grants + BONUS Behind the Scenes tour of Scope
Monday, December 3, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m – Scope Arena, meeting room 4. Norfolk encourages neighborhoods to host neighborhood get togethers. They build community and improve neighborly relations. When on public property, however, they involve a variety of City departments. The professionals in Seven Venues; Recreation, Parks and Open Spaces; and the Planning Departments can guide event planners to make your event safe and equipped with the right permits. It is also a great opportunity for Neighborhood Engagement to discuss Block By Block grants. Finally, since the Seven Venues office is located in Scope, a free behind the scenes tour will be available.
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:

Past Presentations Available
Bylaws Notes (Notes)
Good Financial Management and Fundraising (Notes)
Becoming a 501(c)(4) (presentation)
Neighborhood Standards See Community E-Library

Contact Us
Oneiceia Howard
Division Head

401 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

Ph: 757-664-6761 
Fri, Nov. 9 - Sat, Dec. 15

Sat, Nov. 10 - Mon, Dec. 24

Sat, Nov. 17 - Mon, Dec. 31

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