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.

  • Myra Kraft Open Classroom

    Led by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and director of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism Jonathan Kaufman and Dukakis Center head Theodore Landsmark, the Myra Kraft Open Classroom will feature top editors and reporters from around the country as well as advocates and expert professors giving an inside view of these increasingly turbulent times.

  • Northeastern to Open State-of-the-art Community Park in Boston

    The transformation of William E. Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue, which is expected to be completed by the end of August, is a joint collaboration between Northeastern and the city of Boston.

  • Northeastern University Police Department Youth Academy 2018

    NUPD Youth Academy is FREE!
    Open To All Youth (GRADES 7 -12)
    AUGUST 6th - 10th | 8AM - 4PM
    Contact Rachel Jolliffe

    Sign up today for classes on 

    Crime Scene Investigations
    Patrol Enforcement
    Narcotics Familiarization
    Criminal Procedures
    Undercover Operations
    Interviews / Interrogations
    Community Outreach



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