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.

  • Neighborhood Night

    On Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm come meet Northeastern departments working with your neighborhood and learn about upcoming events and programs, including September 1st Student Move-In Day.

    Light refreshments served.

  • Northeastern to invest $25 million of endowment funds in environmental sustainability

    North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, a rec­og­nized leader in sus­tain­ability prac­tices, edu­ca­tion, and research, announced today it is taking an inno­v­a­tive addi­tional step to address the global chal­lenge of cli­mate change.

    The uni­ver­sity will direct $25 mil­lion of its endow­ment to invest­ments with a focus on sus­tain­ability, including clean energy, renew­ables, green building, and sus­tain­able water and agri­cul­ture. Imple­men­ta­tion will take place over five years, allowing the uni­ver­sity to main­tain strong endow­ment per­for­mance while tran­si­tioning to make these strategic invest­ments in a sus­tain­able planet.

  • BRA/EDIC Board Meeting 7/14/16 5:30pm

    BRA/EDIC Board Meeting


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