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 to turn city park into athletics complex

    Northeastern University will spend $26 million to transform a rundown city-owned park into a state-of-the-art intramural athletics complex that the school will share with the public and youth sports leagues.

  • College Readiness Program, Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Northeastern University invites parents and students in the 9th or 10th grade from our surrounding neighborhoods to join us for an informative session to prepare for college. Families are welcome to come to campus and learn more about the college admissions process. This session will feature separate parent and student workshops, and a student panel. Students will learn about ways to prepare for the college application and interview process, and the importance of leadership and professionalism. Parents will review financial aid basics, and learn about how to support and stay involved with their college bound students.

    For more information, please call (617) 373-7666.

  • HUNTINGTON NEWS STORY: Students shovel Boston neighborhoods

    By Stephanie Eisemann, news staff

    Donning bulky snow pants and wielding shovels, Northeastern students have taken on the task of clearing streets and sidewalks in a new community service outreach program called #NUShovelsBoston.

    Becca Berkey, associate director and service learning coordinator for the Center of Community Service (CSC), said that the project is a collaborative effort of the City & Community Affairs Office, Center of Community Service, Facilities, the NUin Program and Off-Campus Student Services.

    #NUShovelsBoston has roots in former disaster relief work.


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