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.

  • POSTPONED: Gateway Block Party

    POSTPONED: Gateway Block Party 

    Due to inclement weather forecasts the Gateway Block Party that was scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, will be postponed.

  • NU Community Job Fair July 3 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    NU Community Job Fair

    July 3 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Venue: Curry Student Center Ballroom, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 United States

  • Boston Public Schools Valedictorians of 2019

    Congratulations to this year’s BPS Valedictorians. We especially look forward to welcoming Angie Patricia Mejia Holguin, Alex Tran, Damilola Adetunla, Sabrina Ruiz, Alexa Lopez Ledesma, Fatuma Hussein, & Gina O’Brien as NU Huskies this Fall!


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