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.
News@Northeastern story by Greg St. Martin, October 26, 2016.
Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined community partners on Tuesday morning to unveil the region’s first university-supported loan program for small businesses owned by women and minorities.
Eight high-achieving Boston high school valedictorians will begin the next phase of their academic lives at Northeastern University this fall, matriculating into the business, psychology, health science, mechanical engineering, and general studies programs. The accomplished teens hail from six countries, including Brazil, Haiti, and Albania, and have ambitious career goals, among them becoming doctors, lawyers, and product engineers.
News@Northeastern Story by Greg St. Martin:
Students’ rooms are cleaned and furnished. Eight hundred moving hampers are deployed and waiting to be filled. Signs with directions and vital information are distributed across campus. Hundreds of staff members and student volunteers stand prepared to answer families’ questions and sign students into their new residence halls. The grounds are landscaped, the Paw Prints around campus are freshly painted, and dedicated parking lots are open for students and their families.
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.
Community organizations and