Welcome to the Office of City and Community Engagement 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 Engagement 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.

  • COVID-19 Community Resources

    Northeastern’s Office of City and Community Engagement has compiled a list of resources for members of our campus and local communities to support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Included are resources from the government, private businesses, non-profits, as well as safety tips to help prevent the contraction and spread of coronavirus. While not an exhaustive list, it includes updates from city agencies, community partners, university departments, and more. We are also collaborating with campus partners to soon connect with our small business and nonprofit community to match them with additional Northeastern resources (coming soon!). We hope you stay healthy during these uncertain times. 

  • City and Community Engagement – COVID-19 Updates

    Northeastern City and Community Engagement Updates regarding COVID-19.

  • 2019 Thanksgiving Food Drive

    Thanks for making our 2019 Thanksgiving food drive a success!


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