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.

  • College Readiness Program 1-9-16

    Northeastern University invites parents and students from our surroun ding neighborhoods to join us for an informative evening to discuss how to prepare for college.

    Families are welcome to join us to learn more about the college admissions and financial aid processes. Students will learn how to prepare for success in college. Parents will learn about how families can financially prepare and what options are available to them.

  • Foundation Year Application Process Opens November 2nd

    The Foundation Year application for students applying for the 2016-2017 academic year will be posted online on November 2, 2015.

    We'll be hosting a Foundation Year Admissions Information Session at Northeastern on November 19, 2015 from 6:00-7:30pm at 101 Churchill Hall. Students, families, and community members are invited.

    If you want to succeed in college, Foundation Year is the place to start.


    You are cordially invited to Northeastern’s annual
    Veterans Day Ceremony, honoring all members of the university community
    who have served their country with distinction.


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