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.

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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 Columbus Avenue Student Housing Project Task Force/Public Meeting

    Northeastern Columbus Ave. Student Housing Project Task Force/Public Meeting

    Time: 05/19/2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Location: Northeastern University Crossing, 1175 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120

  • Ahead of City Council hearing, Northeastern provides key facts on police capabilities

    Ahead of City Council hearing, Northeastern provides key facts on police capabilities
    February 29, 2016 by Northeastern News
    Northeastern Police
    A Northeastern University police officer shakes hands with a student. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

    North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, on Friday, pro­vided a written response to the Boston City Council’s public hearing request on the tac­tical capa­bil­i­ties of the North­eastern Police Department.

    The hearing, sched­uled for Monday evening, is the result of an order filed by Coun­cilors Josh Zakim and Tito Jackson that states that North­eastern “made this deci­sion uni­lat­er­ally, and without the col­lab­o­ra­tion or approval of BPD.”

    The university’s written state­ment refutes the coun­cilors’ claims and says, in part, “The coun­cilors’ premise for calling a public hearing is nonex­is­tent, and we con­sider the hearing sched­uled for Feb­ruary 29 unnecessary.”

  • CANCELLED: Northeastern Columbus Student Housing Task Force/Public Meeting

    Please note: This meeting has been cancelled due to the snow storm impacting Boston. A new date/time will be decided and notice sent out as soon as possible.


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