Community engagement is an integral part of Northeastern’s mission. Collaborating with the community through structured service-learning courses is an academically rigorous educational experience that allows students to broaden their knowledge and skills through service that supports our partnerships with Boston schools, neighborhood agencies, health clinics, and nonprofit organizations.

Service-learning is integrated by educators in a way designed to meet needs and goals identified by the community while being intricately linked with learning objectives and outcomes. Before, during, and after their service, students also engage in structured reflection to help them gain further insight into course or program content, a broader appreciation of their academic disciplines, and a greater sense of civic responsibility.