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.

  • Join the MPF Team

    The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship is hiring a Program Manager to support our Fellows, manage our program evaluation and reporting systems, and oversee community engagement initiatives.

  • Community Conversation on Social Justice

    Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice
    Initiative and one of the most acclaimed and respected lawyers in the nation. His
    memoir, Just Mercy, is the story of a young lawyer fighting on the frontlines of a
    country in thrall to extreme punishments and careless justice. It is an inspiring story
    of unbreakable humanity in the most desperate circumstances, and a powerful
    indictment of our broken justice system and the twisted values that allow it to

  • Northeastern Crossing – Gateway

    The Gateway Series Returns!

    Bring your appetite and your imagination to kick off the summer with a harmony of unique experiences for the eyes and ears, featuring the Harmonic Conduit installation, live painting and performances, pop-up street poetry, and artist-led art-making workshops.


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