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.
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.
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.
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
Interviews / Interrogations
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