Welcome

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.

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.

  • Northeastern to Provide Record $263.6M Investment in Financial Aid

    Northeastern will provide a record $263.6 million in financial aid—not loans—for undergraduate students in 2017-18, as part of the university’s ongoing commitment to making significant investments in financial assistance for its students.
    Over the past 10 years, Northeastern has increased its investment in financial aid by 108 percent. During the past five years, through its increased investment in aid, the university has reduced the average debt among all students graduating by 40 percent.

  • Northeastern, Community Leaders Unveil Lower Roxbury Black History Project

    Community and university leaders, Roxbury residents, and elected officials joined together on Tuesday to unveil the Lower Roxbury Black History Project.
    The project, which features oral histories and artifacts collected to tell the powerful stories of Lower Roxbury’s residents, started as an idea at a meeting between university leaders and members of the Black Ministerial Alliance in 2006. It was there that Rev. Michael E. Haynes suggested the university create a living history of the African American community in Lower Roxbury. That history is preserved in the University Libraries Archives and Special Collections and the full collection is available online.

  • Neighbor to Neighbor

    Northeastern students partcipate in the Neighbor to Neighbor Spring Clean Up on April 8, 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry in Roxbury.

Engagement

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