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Neighborhood University of Greater West Chester is a free program offered by the West Chester Area Council of Governments to educate citizens about local government and increase their awareness of available municipal services and resources. Our goal is to help citizens become more effective advocates for their community, which in turn helps local municipalities keep finding ways to improve.


The 2016 Neighborhood University program begins on September 8th and continues for 10 weeks,w ith each class beginning at 7 pm.   Send an email  by Friday, September 2nd to enroll.


Neighborhood University of Greater West Chester is open to any resident or business owner of one of the participating communities who is age 16 or older.  The participating communities are:

  • East Bradford Township
  • East Goshen Township
  • Thornbury Township (Chester County)
  • West Chester Borough
  • West Goshen Township
  • West Whiteland Township
  • Westtown Township