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.
Please join President Joseph E. Aoun and Venmo’s chief operating officer, Michael Vaughan, for a conversation about the future of money. Vaughan has been with Venmo since its early days when it was run out of a friend’s apartment in Philadelphia. Now the money sharing app processes nearly $20 billion a year.
Northeastern Crossing is looking to develop a pool of artists that we can draw from to display artwork on our walls. If you know artists who might be interested, please share the link below with them. The first round of submissions will be reviewed on January 4. There will be another this summer. There is no submission fee.
Service-learning is a form of experiential learning that integrates academics and service in order to merge classroom and community goals throughout the semester. Students’ coursework includes serving the community by volunteering directly or completing projects with one of many of Northeastern’s service-learning partner organizations—from schools and city departments, to nonprofits that serve neighborhoods, youth, and the elderly—and then linking those experiences back to the classroom.
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