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.

  • Public Art @Northeastern

    “Northeastern’s campus is a canvas for visual expression that, like
    the university, is innovative, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and above all,
    engaged with the world.” —Joseph E. Aoun, President

  • Northeastern Crossing Ribbon Cutting

    Join us as we celebrate community at Northeastern Crossing

    On Monday, September 28, 2015, meet old friends, make new acquaintances and enjoy light refreshments at the grand opening of Northeastern Crossing!

    2:45pm-4pm: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


    Northeastern University, together with the Massachusetts State Supplier Diversity Office, is hosting a LOCAL, MINORITY & WOMEN OWNED SUPPLIER NETWORKING EVENT on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Curry Ballroom.


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