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 Holocaust Awareness Week

    Northeastern Holocaust Awareness Week

  • Northeastern announces plans for new residence hall

    The proposed 20-story building will provide some 800 undergraduate beds in apartment-style units. The multi-use project involves partnering with a private developer and represents an innovative approach to housing more students in university-supervised buildings.

  • Free Financial Literacy Course

    Attend a FREE financial literacy course taught by Nicholas Josey, a Northeastern alum and Executive Director of Vincita Institute.

    The course will take place on February 27 and March 26, 2016.

    To register, email your name to info@northeasterncrossing.org


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