Welcome to the Department of City and Community Affairs at Northeastern University. We are the University’s primary liaison with neighborhood and community groups. You can find the latest information regarding community engagement and campus activities here.

Our Campus, Your City

Our faculty collects grants and other funding to solve urban issues such as city planning, building design, and anti-gang policing. Students that work with the Department of City and Community Affairs are actively engaged in community work, from cleaning up and beautifying local parks to coaching Little League teams from our surrounding neighborhoods.


Northeastern University is deeply engaged in urban life. We believe communities of people are what make the modern city so vibrant, particularly in our surrounding neighborhoods: Roxbury, Mission Hill, the Fenway, and the South End.

Click on the pictures to view upcomming events in your neighborhood!

News and Initiatives

The University is constantly seeking to strengthen its surrounding communities. With over 250 programs and services, we are here to better our neighborhood and become a true community partner in any way possible.

  • Northeastern, city, and community leaders hail new loan program for local businesses

    News@Northeastern story by Greg St. Martin, October 26, 2016.
    North­eastern Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined com­mu­nity part­ners on Tuesday morning to unveil the region’s first university-​​supported loan pro­gram for small busi­nesses owned by women and minorities.

  • Boston valedictorians aim high, reach Northeastern

    Eight high-achieving Boston high school valedictorians will begin the next phase of their academic lives at Northeastern University this fall, matriculating into the business, psychology, health science, mechanical engineering, and general studies programs. The accomplished teens hail from six countries, including Brazil, Haiti, and Albania, and have ambitious career goals, among them becoming doctors, lawyers, and product engineers.

  • Northeastern community comes together to prepare campus for move-​​in

    News@Northeastern Story by Greg St. Martin:

    Stu­dents’ rooms are cleaned and fur­nished. Eight hun­dred moving ham­pers are deployed and waiting to be filled. Signs with direc­tions and vital infor­ma­tion are dis­trib­uted across campus. Hun­dreds of staff mem­bers and stu­dent vol­un­teers stand pre­pared to answer fam­i­lies’ ques­tions and sign stu­dents into their new res­i­dence halls. The grounds are land­scaped, the Paw Prints around campus are freshly painted, and ded­i­cated parking lots are open for stu­dents and their families.


Northeastern University prides itself on engagement with Boston’s youth, seniors, public schools, and hardworking community organizations. We strive to make a positive difference at a very human level.

  • Schools

  • Non-profits

  • Community organizations and
    neighborhood associations

How can we help?

Our office is here to connect and support our neighbourhoods. Feel free to let us know how we can be of a resource for you:

  • Sponsor an event
  • Lend a venue
  • Make a contribution