Community Programs

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Engagement Through Knowledge

Get connected to your community by learning more about it. Engaging in classes, educational programming, and presentations increases your awareness and knowledge of your community and its resources.

Community ENGAGEMENT

The Palmdale Partners Academy is Now Accepting Applications!

Space is limited!

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The Palmdale Partners Academy is designed to give residents a firsthand look at City operations and services. Participants will interact with City staff, learn about the challenges facing local government, and gain insight into the City's goals and objectives.

Participants will learn the answers to the who, what, why, where, when and how questions they have, such as:

  • Who decides what businesses come to town?
  • How do I get a new parks and recreation program?
  • How do I present to the City Council?
  • Where does City funding come from?

Whether you are an aspiring politician, a business owner or an interested resident, you will find the Academy packed with valuable information.

Recent graduates said: 

"I feel connected in a way that makes me a better citizen, neighbor, and friend." 

"My husband and I were new to Palmdale and registered for the Palmdale Partners Academy to learn about the City's operations. What we got was so much more." 

"A unique opportunity to learn and observe how the City provides services for all of its citizens; and the dedication of the people who do the work. If you care about how your community works, it’s worth your time."

Partner's Academy begins in fall, please check back late summer for registration information.

Resources

Antelope Valley Volunteer Coordinator’s Group (AVVCG)

The AVVCG is a collaboration of local volunteer managers from a variety of Antelope Valley organizations that meets monthly for educational and professional programming. To learn more about the group and meetings, call 661-267-5473.

Community Volunteer Resources Guide

The resource guide is compiled in cooperation with members of the Antelope Valley Volunteer Coordinator’s Group as a service to the community. Inclusion in the directory is voluntary and conditional upon City approval. The City is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided by participating organizations, and users are advised to contact the agency/organization directly for current information. Please note, inclusion in the directory does not connote an endorsement by the City of Palmdale for any programs or activities, and an organization may not use inclusion in the directory as an endorsement of the program for purposes of funding or collaboration.

Community Volunteer Resources Guide (PDF)

Community Connections

Many organizations in the Antelope Valley welcome volunteers — become engaged by following your passion! Connect with an organization whose mission supports your interests and ideals. In the end, everyone wins.

Local Resources and Current Postings

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