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2017 Neighbors Building Neighborhood Award Nominations
Nominate a Neighborhood Hero for a 2017 NBN Award
by May 5th

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)

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)

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: