As an urban university, service-learning is part of Northeastern's ethical mission. But more than good works, service-learning on our campus is an academically rigorous experience. Through partnerships with schools, neighborhood agencies, health clinics, and nonprofit organizations, we embed service into academic course work. Students engage in hands-on service to address community needs, learning by applying course concepts to their experiences, and reflecting on those experiences back in the classroom.

Northeastern students also have valuable opportunities to broaden their knowledge, skills, and social awareness by volunteering in the community outside of their academic curriculum. Our Center of Community Service serves as a clearinghouse for service opportunities through its own programs and events, and partnerships with more than 225 community-based agencies and programs.



Trading the beach to help others

For spring break, more than 160 Northeastern students skipped the beach, instead traveling abroad to address needs in affordable housing, disaster relief and youth education. Read the article >>

Celebrating service

Faculty members and community partners cheer Northeastern students’ classroom-supported work for local agencies and programs. Read the article >>