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 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
February 29, 2016 by Northeastern News
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.”
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.
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