Welcome

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.

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.

  • The Vincita Institute’s Financial Literacy Workshops

    Register for the Vincita Institute's Financial Literacy Programs at Northeastern University!

  • Audit Classes at Northeastern

    Beginning in January, local residents ages 55 and older will have the opportunity to audit classes at Northeastern. Courses offered will cover a wide variety of subjects, including Communication studies, Journalism, Computer Science, Public Policy, Women’s Gender and Sexuality, and many more!

  • Join us for the 2015 MLK Day of Service!

    Each January, the MLK Day of Service brings together members of the Northeastern and local communities to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. through a day of service.

Engagement

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