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.

  • Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    Please join President Joseph E. Aoun as he talks with Kara Miller, host of WGBH radio’s Innovation Hub, about his new book: Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

  • Mission Hill Road Race

    Register for the Mission Hill Road Race 2017 today! Northeastern students and staff can sign up for FREE with promo code NEU17 until October 15th.

  • Fall Volunteer Fair

    Network with 70+ local nonprofit organizations! This event is free & open to all; no registration required. Please email questions to: communityservice@northeastern.edu.


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