2017 IMP Community Benefits Annual Report

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2017 IMP

Community Benefits


Table of Contents Message From the President....................................................................................... 3 Community Engagement and Investment City & Community Affairs........................................................................................................ 5 Community Service & Service-Learning.................................................................................. 6 Northeastern Crossing.......................................................................................................... 12 Facilities Community Service Program.................................................................................. 21

Lifelong Learning Opportunities Office of Undergraduate Admissions ................................................................................... 23 Foundation Year.................................................................................................................... 26 Learning Link......................................................................................................................... 26 College Readiness ................................................................................................................ 27

Workforce Development & Career Advancement Northeastern University Employment Opportunities .......................................................... 29 Job Fairs & Training............................................................................................................... 31

Business Development & Procurement Minority, Women and Small Business Enterprises ............................................................... 37 Initiative Areas & Accomplishments..................................................................................... 38 University Spending ............................................................................................................. 40 Impact Lending Program....................................................................................................... 43

Building the Future Carter Playground................................................................................................................. 45 MBTA Track Crossing............................................................................................................. 45 Housing ................................................................................................................................ 46

Additional Public Resources...................................................................................... 48 Departmental Contact List.......................................................................................... 54 1

December 7, 2017

Dear Friends, Northeastern’s local communities are the ground from which our global university continues to grow. We understand that meaningful community engagement is one of the keys to the success of our mission of learning and discovery, so we have continued to amplify our commitment to embodying true diversity and inclusion on campus and establishing strong partnerships in our surrounding neighborhoods. This booklet is a testament to our ongoing progress toward this goal. Among the notable highlights over the past year, we have significantly increased procurements with local small, and women- and minority-owned businesses; we broke ground on the development of Carter Playground, representing an investment of more than $45 million in transforming and maintaining a newly defined landscape of playing fields, surfaces and courts for youth and community sports activity; Northeastern Crossing continued to grow its Gateway series of outdoor events. In the year ahead, we look forward to even further deepening our engagement and collaboration with our local partners.


Joseph E. Aoun President


Community Engagement and Investment CONTRIBUTORS John Tobin, Vice President of City & Community Affairs Becca Berkey, Director of Service-Learning Derek Lumpkins, Director of Neighborhood Partnerships and Programs Hilary Sullivan, Director of Co-Curricular Service Programs Marisa Luse, Campus Engagement Coordinator & Special Assistant Maria Galarza, Manager of Administration and Special Projects

City & Community Affairs NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY is committed to staying deeply invested in regards to Boston urban life — the people, the communities, the issues, and the opportunities that make our modern city so vibrant. Our relationships are made possible through our work from so many varied partners. In this section, we have highlighted the groups and offices that make the work we do together on a daily basis meaningful, impactful and enjoyable.

Whether it is an office or a group of students right here at Northeastern or our local friends and neighbors, it takes everyone’s collective efforts to make sure that we are reaching our goals and staying true to the neighborhood mission of Northeastern University.

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD In June 2016, the Office of City & Community Affairs formed a new Community Advisory Board (CAB). Representatives from local organizations and the neighborhoods surrounding Northeastern University were recruited to participate on the advisory board because of their current or potential connections with the University and for the valuable perspective that they bring to community-university conversations. The two subgroups comprising the CAB are: 1. Community Partners & Programs Advisory Group, which provides feedback on how Northeastern students, staff and faculty interact through initiatives run by the Center of Community Service. 2. Neighborhood Advisory Group, which provides feedback on how Northeastern Crossing engages and fosters new connections between individuals and the University. Members of the Community Advisory Board participate by: • Attending the CAB meetings and being a member of at least one group. • Strengthening and growing the network of community engagement programs and initiatives as fostered by the Office of City & Community Affairs. • Serving as advocates for our work in their various community roles, as appropriate. For example, if members hear about a City & Community Affairs initiative that is pertinent to their connections in the community, they will relay that information to the appropriate party. • Providing ongoing feedback to City & Community Affairs staff on the work and initiatives of the division.


Center of Community Service (CCS) In 2016-17, the Center of Community Service (CCS) continued to work in partnership with local community organizations, nonprofits and schools as well as Northeastern students, faculty and staff to strengthen the communities in which we live, work, teach and learn. Over the 16-17 academic year, students engaged in over 280,000 hours of community engagement* for an estimated contribution of over $8 million of in-kind support. *based on $29.88 Massachusetts value of a volunteer hour in 2016 http://www.independentsector.org/volunteer_time

CCS SIGNATURE PROGRAMS Alternative Spring Break

Civic Engagement Program

CCS ran 16 different Alternative Spring Break trips and engaged over 200 volunteers this year. Local teams traveled to Pennsylvania, New York, and Maine. Students also traveled across the US to Utah, Georgia, and Louisiana, as well as abroad to the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and for the first time, Havana, Cuba. CCS also ran two Alternative Weekends - shorter term local trips - to NYC as well as upstate NY.

The CEP program welcomed 130 new students in the Fall of 2016 and partnered with 20 local organizations, serving at places like Hyde Square Task Force, Squashbusters, BalletRox, and 826 Boston. Each student contributed at least 100 hours to causes like youth education and mentorship, affordable food access, and environmental clean up. Twenty-eight students also engaged in leadership development via CEP peer mentorship.

Husky Volunteer Team


The Fall and Spring Husky Volunteer Teams (HVT) had a total of 110 participants at dozens of sites throughout Boston and serving over 1,500+ hours throughout the year. HVT members fill a critical gap by volunteering together once a week for a full semester. Fun fact: The HVT program was started by a co-op student in 2008!

For their annual week of service in August, nuSERVES had 80 participants and 20 team leaders, with service days at 16 different sites around Boston. Projects included yard clean up, food prep, assisting the elderly, and materials prep at organizations like 826 Boston, Community Servings, and Roxbury Community College Garden Project.

Service-Learning Service-learning (S-L) had one of its biggest years in history, with 1,957 students enrolled in 112 classes, 65 teaching assistants, 9 team managers, and 13 street team members. Service-learning participants served 50,000+ hours connecting course content to the community. Service-Learning takes many forms, ranging from traditional volunteer roles and large-scale, discipline-specific roles. 6

CCS AMERICORPS PROGRAMS AmeriCorps is a set of federally funded national service programs that allow young people to support their local communities by contributing their time and energy to respond to community needs. The Center of Community Service is fortunate to house two nationally recognized AmeriCorps programs.


Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

This year we hired a new Site Manager for the Jumpstart program - Catherine Stillerman. Catherine oversaw 50 Jumpstart Corps members and 125 volunteers who served over 15,000+ hours in the Roxbury and Mission Hill neighborhoods. Northeastern is also one of three Jumpstart sites nationally piloting a new curriculum for preschool aged children.

The 40 Mass Promise Fellow AmeriCorps members served full-time at organizations like Artist for Humanity, Cape Verdean Association, East End House, Girls Inc, Regional Environmental Council, Youth Enrichment Services, Zumix and many more. Each Fellow completed over 1,700 hours this year, for a total of more than 69,000 hours. 7

Student Community Service Grant Program Every Year the Center of Community Service sets aside $10,000 in grant money to give to student groups and individuals that are making a difference in the community. Each project can apply for a grant of up to $1,000. At the end of the year CCS hosts a showcase to present the work and impact of the initiatives. Below are the 2016-17 recipients. • 5K Run from Resistance • Boston Green Academy • Citizen Schools • ENGAGE Boston at Perry School • Girls’ LEAP (Lifetime Empowerment and Awareness Program) • LEAH Project (Leaders through Education, Action, & Hope) College Tour • Northeastern Graduate Students of Color Collective (NEU GSCC) • Northeastern Program for Teaching by Undergraduates (NEPTUN) • Slam Poetry @ NU • Strong Women Strong Girls • Tough Husky • Trash 2 Treasure


Community Service Leadership Awards Each year the Center of Community Service honors a select group of undergraduate students with the Community Service Leadership Award. This award, first given out in 2006, now recognizes graduating seniors who have made a positive impact on the Northeastern and local communities, and has engaged in three or more Center of Community Service programs over the course of two or more years. Our five awardees in 2016-2017 are:

Liza Ashley Chelsea Elder Katie Elliot Caroline Fried Suzie Kim

Additional 2016/2017 Highlights • Advised service-focused student clubs including Circle K, Strong Women Strong Girls, Generation Citizen, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity • Sent a monthly newsletter to more than 5,000 subscribers to connect students with volunteer opps • Launched the Service Finder on our website to better connect the NU community with organizations seeking volunteers • Provided individual and group meetings and extensive support to students receiving Boston scholarships (Balfour, Boston Housing Authority, Boston Valedictorian, Northeastern Neighborhood) in finding meaningful volunteer opportunities • Featured students, community partners, and faculty through our #capturingcommunity series on the Service-Learning blog (www.slogatnu.com) • Sent quarterly Service-Learning Newsletter to 1,000+ recipients, featuring student, community, and faculty collaboration • Launched our Service-Learning Fellows Program in partnership with the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research (CATLR), and had 5 fellows in the inaugural year • Supported by faculty, staff, and community partner organizations, the programs in 2015-2016 have brought students into communities in Boston and beyond. Through these programs, students have demonstrated that they have grown as individuals and scholars. Thank you to all who made these programs so successful. 9

Northeastern Crossing Northeastern Crossing serves as a venue for daily intentional interactions between Boston residents and the Northeastern University community. The department and the site were dedicated two years ago to serve a variety of purposes, including: • Being a starting point for area residents to learn about various social and academic opportunities on campus • Providing University resources available to area residents at no cost • Serving as a venue for individuals to produce programming and develop connections that foster new personal and professional networks • Surveying and inventorying the University’s community engagement initiatives


THE BRIDGE EXPERIENCE Northeastern Crossing runs a free, interactive programming series called The Bridge Experience, to engage stakeholders and reduce the barriers to interaction and learning. The series consists of five pillars: Storytelling, Skills Building, Self-care & Wellness, Immersion Experiences, and the Gateway Series.

Storytelling programming uses personal

stories to promote understanding of collective and shared experiences. The Asian American Resource Workshop, for example, used storytelling in session called Fighting Anti-Muslim Violence, which focused on systemic patterns of AntiMuslim violence in our country, and encouraged discussion of strategies for combating this violence in our daily lives. It also included an interactive timeline activity that outlined national and local policies, organizations, and social justice leaders. A more traditional storytelling initiative was the Narratives of Change project, which was inspired by the Lower Roxbury Black History Project,

a collection of digitized narratives from residents of Lower Roxbury who shared their memories of neighborhood life during the first half of the 20th century. For Narratives of Change, Northeastern Crossing recruited a group six from the University, representing a mix of students and staff, who worked with local playwright Ron Jones. Over the course of three months, Jones facilitated the conversion of their narratives of navigating the realm between the University and their communities into a short theatrical piece which was then performed for the public at Northeastern Crossing.


THE BRIDGE EXPERIENCE Self-care & Wellness sessions provide time

and space for participants to be contemplative and focused on their own physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The longest-running and most popular self-care workshop is Afro Flow Yoga, a unique yoga experience that combines elements of African dance with yoga to promote healing, balance, and peace. Leslie Salmon Jones, the creator of the practice, has facilitated the sessions for groups of up to 20 people and all ages and experience levels.

Immersion experiences draw upon some

combination of the three previous pillars and use audience participation to enhance the content. With Northeastern Crossing serving as a venue for local artist exhibitions, artists’ opening receptions have evolved from standard gallery viewings with Q&A into interactive experiences. In addition to meeting the artists and hearing the stories behind the artwork, reception attendees participated in art-making workshops under the guidance of the exhibiting artists. Most recently, pen and ink artist Eli Portman and multimedia collage artist Cicely Carew instructed participants on the techniques and approaches to their mediums and practices.

Skills Building classes and trainings offer opportunities for personal and professional growth.
 One of the longest running skills building classes is Financial Literacy, a three-part series taught by financial coach and Northeastern alum Nicholas Josey. In three weekend sessions, Josey teaches participants how to set financial goals and follow through on plans for economic and life achievements. His interactive exercises and thoughtprovoking questions also stimulate participants to adopt and maintain habits that produce personal and financial success. Another long-running skills building seminar is the Salary Negotiation workshop, organized by the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement and the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Held twice per semester, these workshops instruct participants on how to quantify and articulate their value, conduct objective market research, determine a fair target salary, and create strategic pitches.


Gateway Series events take place throughout

the year either in the public spaces near Ruggles Station or in other venues around campus. Generally, these events are larger than the others (around 300 attendees) and last several hours.

The most well-known of the Gateway Series events is the annual Gateway Mixer, which functions as a post-summer vacation welcome back/welcome to Boston (for new students) networking event. The Gateway Mixer features a cocktail-style atmosphere featuring music, light appetizers, and interactive performances in front of Ruggles Station. Holding this event in a public space transforms an average roadway into a fun and casual environment that encourages dialogue and networking among participants regardless of age, title, profession, or origin. In each of the two years that the Gateway Mixer has been organized, more than 300 local residents and Northeastern faculty, staff, and students have welcomed the start of the academic year together, several of whom commented afterward that the event later led to new personal and professional connections. A newer component of the Gateway Series is the winter speaker in February, featuring voices with national and international prominence. With initial Gateway programming concentrated during the summer, the importance of another large semiannual event to maintain the earlier momentum became apparent. February was chosen because it closely follows the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend remembrances and is Black History Month. Both of those occasions serve as the thematic inspiration - with the focus being social justice and resilience - for the event and the chosen speaker. Jeff Chang, a world-renowned author and journalist who writes about the intersections of race, culture, and politics through the lens of hip hop, was the inaugural speaker in February 2017. Chang’s visit to Northeastern included an intimate morning lecture and book signing with civic and community leaders. It was then followed by a larger moderated conversation in front of 300 attendees that included area residents and Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff. The moderated discussion afterward provided additional opportunities for deeper explorations into the intersection between the topic and our daily lives.




ON-CAMPUS COLLABORATIONS 5D: Elements of Design class

Neighborhood Night

Northeastern Crossing staff occasionally work with classes to enhance their academic curriculum with practical community engagement experiences. The 5D class exposes students to various concepts related to design and management of multiple and virtual spaces over a defined period of time. By volunteering at Northeastern Crossing events, students gain a practical understanding of how to design and manage programming and space. They also later create project prototypes that have the potential to enhance Northeastern Crossing’s work of bridging the divide between the University and its neighbors through new programming.

Neighborhood Night is an after-work event when various Northeastern University departments set up tables at Northeastern Crossing and share information about programming that is free and open to the public. The open-house style event is organized in collaboration with Off Campus Student Services and is a fun way to inform residents about departmental initiatives. Previous Neighborhood Night participants included Foundation Year, Snell Library, Northeastern Police Department, and the Center for STEM.

One Day, One Goal & NU Writers’ Week Northeastern University Writing Center and Northeastern Crossing partnered on an annual write-in event, One Day, One Goal, for students, faculty, staff and community members to work on writing projects in a supportive, collaborative environment with writing tutors on hand to provide feedback. The success of One Day, One Goal led to creation of NU Writers’ Week, a one-week event dedicated bringing together students, faculty, staff, and the Boston community to feature and support the wide-range of voices and types of writing present in our community. This week-long celebration of writing included a variety of interactive events, including workshops and panels with the goal of making all writing inclusive. These events are typically held in lateMarch or early-April. 18

Women of Color in Academia Conference The inaugural Women of Color in Academia Conference held at Northeastern University was organized by two pioneering Northeastern faculty, Dr. Nicole Aljoe and Dr. Barbara Gutherie to create a space that offers faculty women of color at all ranks in the academy and their allies the opportunity to learn and share specific strategies for career progression and advancement of faculty, post-doctoral scholars and graduate students. The conference was drew 30 Northeastern and 110 other women of color academics from higher education institutions around Greater Boston area, including Boston University, Boston College, Tufts University, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Brandeis University and Harvard University.

Boston Area Research Institute Training BARI has partnered with Northeastern Crossing to host a series of community-based trainings on the Boston Data Portal, BARI’s platform for analyzing and accessing data about Boston. Given the Boston Data Portal’s ability to accommodate various levels of data literacy, BARI feels it is essential that our data resources, which are originally generated by the public, make their way back to the public in a way that might be useful to them. These trainings demonstrate how the Boston Data Portal can help these organizations to learn more about the neighborhoods and communities they serve, and to pursue a more informed advocacy for local challenges and needs. Northeastern Crossing has assisted BARI with recruitment, targeting organizations that stand to benefit from greater access to data. To date, we have trained representatives from over 25 non-profits in Boston.

OFF-CAMPUS CONNECTIONS Roxbury Cultural Network a collaboration of several Roxbury-based nonprofit organizations that collaborate to promote Roxbury’s historic, cultural, and culinary options.

Roxbury Cultural District a state-designated district that encourages economic growth through cultural initiatives and programming.

Boston Safety Task Force a diverse network consists of community service officers, institutional leaders, and local residents that discusses current and pressing issues across the neighborhoods, connects students to community service opportunities, and connects residents to institutional resources.

Chinatown Walking Tour

The South End Coalition

Northeastern’s Asian American Center and Northeastern Crossing collaborated on a free tour of Boston’s Chinatown for university staff. The goal was to “show, not tell” and to give members of the Northeastern community an opportunity to learn about the history of a nearby community. The walking tour explored the rich history of Chinatown, its history of resistance to outside pressures, and the roles university staff play in influencing and impacting neighborhoods. Participants also supported a local institution by eating lunch at China Pearl.

a collaboration of diverse community-based organizations and businesses maintaining a comprehensive, connected and shared system of support for vulnerable individuals and families.



Facilities Community Service Program Northeastern Facilities and Campus Planning & Development divisions are committed to the neighborhood by organizing community service opportunities throughout the year with the goal of developing relationships between neighborhood partners and Northeastern staff. Facilities and Campus Planning & Development staff have engaged in a variety of community service work such as, but not limited to, park clean-ups, food preparation at homeless shelters, beautification projects, coat drives, food drives, and organizing classrooms at Boston Public Schools.

2017 Key Progress and Current Status • Landscaping and cleaning at Project Hope, St. Mark’s Congressional Church of Roxbury, and the Carter School • Food preparation and assembled meals at Pine Street Inn and Community Servings • Through a partnership with the Boston Public School, our volunteers cleaned-up and organized classrooms at the Martin Luther King School of Dorchester • Organized diaper drives, food drives, coat drives, and toy drives for disadvantaged children and families • Facilities and Campus Planning & Development are organizing additional community service efforts in 2018 that will foster relationships with the local community and Northeastern staff


Lifelong Learning Opportunities CONTRIBUTORS Ebony Clinton, Senior Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions Molly Dugan, Director of Foundation Year Michael Fitzgerald, Special Events Manager and Community Liaison

Enrollment and Scholarships SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID Goals • Beginning fall 2015, Northeastern will offer an additional 30 full-tuition, need-based scholarships to Boston Public Schools graduates, 20 in the specified zip codes and 10 citywide, in addition to continuation of 120 current full-tuition scholarships currently offered in Boston. Of the 120 existing scholarships, a minimum of 10 will be targeted to the specific zip codes. • Beginning fall 2015, Northeastern will provide financial aid covering 100% of demonstrated need for all enrolling BPS student from these neighborhoods.

2017 Key Progress & Current Status Northeastern continues to make progress towards achieving the enrollment and scholarship goals as designated. Northeastern’s Enrollment Management and Student Affairs division employs a comprehensive and multilevel approach in the recruitment of students from Boston Public Schools and the city of Boston. The recruitment strategy works to identify talented populations across the city and executes tactics to engage with students in the community and designated zip codes. This strategy allows us to connect with students, parents and the mentors that support them in accessing admission to Northeastern. From our student search process, to data driven recruitment and ultimately the Admission Committee selection process, we remain committed to increasing enrollment opportunities for the city of Boston’s students.

College of Professional Studies to opportunities for admission contracts that guarantee transfer admission to the university, Boston students will find a pathway to admission to the university that is appropriate for them. These offerings partnered with the significant scholarship awards for Boston students and the Universities continued commitment to meeting full demonstrated need for all students, aid in removing any additional barriers preventing enrollment. This year we were able to again build upon the momentum we have experienced in Boston over the past four years.

In year four our strategies continue to be focused in four major areas including a) strengthening established feeder programs, b) continuing to connect the institution with Boston students on a personal level, c) expanded partnership and the creation of professional development opportunities for the city’s public school counselors, and d) the promotion and awarding of Boston scholarship opportunities. We continue the work towards removing all barriers for Boston students in their attempt to access a Northeastern education. Our collection of enrollment opportunities range from the Undergraduate Day program and Foundation Year, to programs available in the


Highlights include: • A designated team of staff members from Admissions, Student Financial Services, Foundation Year, The Opportunity Scholarship Office, The John D. O’Bryant African- American Institute, Civic Engagement Program and the College of Professional Studies support Boston students in accessing enrollment and persistence at the university. The networked group convenes regularly to assess trends seen amongst the universities Boston students and understand the landscape of BPS and the city. • We currently have over 480 students enrolled at the University from Boston zip codes, receiving over 13 million dollars in institutional merit aid. • We also currently have over 145 Boston students receiving full- tuition scholarships, with more than 90 of these students receiving room and board scholarships as well. • Northeastern worked in partnership with the New England Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Association for College Admission Counseling to support opportunities of professional development for attendance of the BPS Counseling community to NACAC’s 73rd 2017 National Conference. • Undergraduate Admission division again worked with BPS Guidance leadership as part of the university scholarship selection committee in the awarding of Northeastern’s most prestigious scholarships targeting BPS graduates and Boston residents. • 100% participation in key college fairs for Boston students around the city, including participation in area community college fairs and high school visits. • Participation in College Information Programs with community based organizations serving BPS (including but limited to-College Advising Corp, 826 Write Boston, The Student Training Program @Dana Farber, etc.) • We also hosted multiple BPS high schools on campus for tailored programming and advising.


• 7% increase in applications from Boston Public Students from 2016 and 44 % increase in enrolled students from Boston Public School students in 2017.

• Saw a 16% increase in applications from designated zip codes, and a 78% increase in enrolled students from designated in zip codes, with 16 enrolling in 2017. • Awarded 13 full –tuition, room and board scholar-ships to Boston Public High School Valedictorians, with 10 enrolling in 2017 from BPS high Schools, the most from any other university. • Northeastern continues its Boston Housing Authority Scholarship program for residents residing in the BHA settlements. We again hosted an on-campus information session for Boston residents to communicate about the admission and scholarship opportunities available to them as residents. Northeastern produced the information sheet to be distributed across the BHA settlements and worked to produce an English, Spanish and Mandarin version of the handout. • Northeastern worked in collaboration with the Northeast Consortium Bridging Access to College (NECBAC) to host the first “College Signing Day” reception for area students. This inaugural event invited high school seniors from the Boston area charter schools that will be attending a NECBAC member institution for fall 2017. Participants and families were celebrated and acknowledged for their admission and matriculation to these universities. • Key presenters at The Hispanic College Fund “College 101” program held at East Boston High in October 2017. We delivered program content in English and Spanish for Boston area participants. • Northeastern was again proud to serve as hosts for the annual Boston Public School College and Scholarship Bootcamp for high achieving Juniors in January 2017 • We were pleased to offer free tuition to Boston Public Students to Northeastern’s 5-week pre-college program Experiential Entrepreneurship (E2). • Northeastern hosted an on campus overnight program, “NU Experience” for Boston scholarship award recipients.

TRANSFERS Goals • Beginning spring 2015, BPS graduates not admitted directly to undergraduate program or to the Foundation Year can arrange with an admissions counselor for a transfer contract, guaranteeing transfer admission provided the student successfully hits a determined set of academic benchmarks at any accredited institution. • Beginning fall 2014, Northeastern will negotiate transfer articulation agreements with Roxbury Community College and Bunker Hill Community to provide another route for BPS graduates from these neighborhoods to enter Northeastern.

2016 Key Progress & Current Status • Boston Public High School students who were denied admission to Northeastern were all offered the opportunity to pursue a transfer admission contract which guarantees admission to Northeastern after the successful completion of one year of college work at a local community college. Interested students are offered advising sessions with the Admissions team and assigned a designated Admission Officer to support them as they make progress toward fulfilling the terms of the contract. We currently have 6 Boston students under active contracts who could matriculate to Northeastern in Fall 2018. • We continue to maintain the transfer articulation & guaranteed admissions programs for Boston students with Roxbury Community College and Bunker Hill Community College, applicable to both the full-time Undergraduate Residential Day School and the College of Professional Studies. • Northeastern continues its Boston Housing Authority Scholarship program for Boston residents residing in the Boston Housing Authority settlements. This Scholarship program has expanded to include offerings in the College of Professional Studies offering another pathway and scholarship opportunity for transfer students with an interest in attending the University. • Northeastern continues to meet full demonstrated need for all transfer students from Boston, in a continued effort to advance enrollment efforts for Boston residents.


Foundation Year Foundation Year is a first-year, full-time college program where students earn 32 semester hours of credit. Foundation Year students tackle a traditional freshman year college curriculum while receiving extensive wrap‐around supports, including fully integrated academic tutors and personal and academic advising. After completing Foundation Year, students apply as transfer students to other colleges and universities including Northeastern University.

2017 Key Progress & Current Status • Beginning in the spring 2014 admissions process priority for acceptance was given to BPS graduates from the specified zip codes. • Twenty-seven students from the specified zip codes were enrolled in the 2017-2018 school year cohort. • 72 students from Foundation Year Cohorts 1-8 (2010-2017) have transferred to Northeastern’s undergraduate residential colleges. 22 students have graduated, 48 are enrolled and pursuing their degrees. 42% of these students are pursuing degrees in STEM fields. • Foundation Year has an 85% completion rate. 80% of the students who complete Foundation Year enroll at 4-year institutions and 20% enroll at a 2-year institution. Foundation Year’s 6-year graduation rate is more than triple the graduation rate of the BPS Class 2007 graduates who enrolled at 2-year institutions. Foundation Year has an 85% completion rate. 80% of the students who complete Foundation Year enroll at 4-year institutions and 20% enroll at a 2-year institution. Foundation Year’s 5-year persistence rate is more than double the persistence rate of the BPS Class 2007 graduates who enrolled at 2-year institutions.

Learning Link The Learning Link is a program designed for individuals aged 55+ who live in neighborhoods surrounding Northeastern. Learning Link membership provides the opportunity to audit classes at Northeastern in addition to other perks such as library access, online resources, and free access to other events on campus. The Office of the Provost, the Office of the Registrar, and the Office of City & Community Affairs have been working closely to create the registration process and identify additional benefits for potential members. For the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Semesters, instead of offering designated classes, the Office of City and Community Affairs is reaching out to faculty to inquire about auditing any class community members are interested in.


College Readiness The College Readiness program is targeted toward 9th and 10th graders in our surrounding communities to help them prepare to apply to colleges. The next program will be held in the Fall of 2017 in conjunction with our neighbors at the YMCA and their Achievers program, which focuses on serving at risk youth in the City of Boston. The program consists of a parent workshop focused on Financial Aid and a student workshop that helps students reflect on what their interests are and choosing the right school for them. There will also be a Q&A panel of Northeastern students, some of whom are former BPS students, to answer any questions about their transition from high school to college.


Workforce Development and Career Advancement CONTRIBUTOR Patricia Conde, Lead Human Resources Consultant

Employment Opportunities COMMUNITY HIRING & INTERNSHIPS Goals • Northeastern will pursue the goal of increasing Northeastern employees in the contiguous zip codes by 3-5% within three years. • Northeastern will encourage Northeastern vendors to hire an additional 100 employees from the contiguous zip codes within three years. • Northeastern will provide 10-15 three-month internship opportunities to community members per year.

2017 Key Progress The responsibility of implementing procedures to meet the hiring and internship goals has been assigned to the Human Resources Management (HRM) Department at Northeastern. In order to meet these goals Northeastern’s HRM Department has continued to: • Expand the current internship program to include a partnership with Year Up. 1. Information Technology Services (ITS) in 2015 was the host pilot of three interns from Year Up. 2. This program proved to be extremely successful thus ITS has expanded their commitment for interns which is now part of continuous annual program. Each student apprentice receives college credit for the Internship experience. 3. ITS created a foundational and dedicated program for all intern participants. 4. ITS Customer Services Support/division provides interns with the experience to help support the InfoCommons/DMC computer labs and our expanding printer locations around campus. 5. Academic Technology Services/division provides interns with the opportunity to learn and develop new ways to use current services/software and support in developing an understanding in learning module creations. 6. The program consists of focused and dedicated mentorship, training, professional development, and practical skills in the ever growing/developing IT industry. 7. The focus is to offer successful participants permanent hiring opportunities at Northeastern. 8. Northeastern University is proud to be a dedicated corporate partner to the Year Up program. 9. Build on existing temporary employment agency relationships to promote diverse and local hiring. • Evaluate the online posting sites on which Northeastern posts job openings and research new posting sites with the goal of reaching local residents. 29

• Assemble a print media plan targeting local neighborhoods to inform the residents of hiring events at Northeastern. This is part of our ongoing commitment. • Ads were created conveying the message that the event was a community focused Job Fair, featuring top local employers and training organizations. • Some of the publications where the ads were posted are Boston Metro and Sampan. • Continue to partner with Northeastern’s preferred temporary hiring agencies to focus their temporary placements on residents from our surrounding neighborhoods.

Temporary Hiring Agencies: ▪ KNF&T Staffing Resources ▪ The Panther Group (formerly Total Clerical Services) ▪ Professional Staffing Group

Our goal: Increase the number of Northeastern University employees from Boston When the goals were established in 2013 Northeastern had 394 employees residing in the contiguous zip codes, making up 10.99% of the faculty and staff at Northeastern. As of September 1, 2015 the number of employees residing in the contiguous zip codes was 483, this is up significantly from 2014. This represents continued growth and commitment on the part of Northeastern.

Number of employees in local zip codes Percent of employees residing in local zip codes

















10.5% 10.7% 10.3%




10.4% 10.8%

• We continue to focus on meeting with department heads and hiring managers to garner support and educate them on the hiring initiatives. • In addition, HRM consults with departments on strategies and resources to enable them to support the goals.


Job Fairs And Training COMMUNITY HIRING & INTERNSHIPS Goals • Northeastern will provide 10 employment training and education programs to community members per year. • Northeastern will continue to hold job fairs, including events targeted specifically to local residents.

2017 Key Progress • During the past year Northeastern hosted the fourth annual Community Vendor Job fair. The fair was attended by over 14 vendors and 150 applicants. • Participating vendors included Chartwell’s Dining Services, Collegiate Press/NU Reprographics, Professional Staffing Group, The Panther Group, Northeastern Crossing, Northeastern University/Human Resource Management, Laz Parking, Northeastern University Bookstore – Barnes and Noble College Booksellers, Operation Able of Greater Boston, Poland Springs, and Vanguard Parking & General Services. • This year’s community vendor job fair received positive feedback from vendors and participants.

Vendor/Employer feedback: Consisted of candidates “presenting professionally” and “prepared, and “well rounded”.

Participant feedback: “I appreciated having this group of employers to chose from.” “I felt supported at the event.”

“Applicants had good questions and seemed to do their research.”

“Its helpful to have opportunities so close to home.”

Community Vendor Job Fair August 17, 2017 Vendors: 14 A�endees: 150 (this represents the number of registered a�endees, some a�endees choose to not register) 31

In addition for the period of July 2015 to October 2017 Human Resource Management coordinated and participated in the following community based events and training. The events and training were comprised of Job Fairs, Interview Preparation, Workshops, and Trainings. This programming was coordinated by Cecilia Akuffo, Recruitment Specialist. The event tally is 20 total: • 2015 – 6 events • 2016 – 12 events • 2017 – 2 events

Next Steps • Continue to Partner with Northeastern Crossing to develop programming and coordination of events. • Create an annual calendar, to be available at Northeastern Crossing that will highlight our employment related programming (employment trainings and education programs).



2015 2015 2015


July 14, 2015 July 14, 2015

Event Workshop: A�ending A Job Fair Workshop: Resume 101

July 17, 2015

Workshop: Interview Prepara�on


August 26, 2015 Boston Career Link General Job Fair

2015 2016 2016 2016

Boston Career Link Info session/Presenta�on on finding October 6, 2015 employment at Northeastern January 27, 2016 YMCA Interview Blitz March 23, 2016 Boston Career Link Job Fair April 28, 2016 YMCA Interview Blitz


Opera�on A.B.L.E. Starfish Thrower fundraising benefit, May 9, 2016 supported by Northeastern

2016 2016

July 26, 2016

YMCA Training, Inc. - Employer Focus Group on crucial skills Northeastern and other employers are hiring for.


August 18, 2016 YMCA Interview Blitz Boston Career Link Summer Job August 24, 2016 Fair


Northeastern University / Northeastern University Crossing August 25, 2016 Neighborhood Night


Boston Career Link Info session/Presenta�on on finding August 30, 2016 employment at Northeastern


HRM/NU Crossing/Opera�on A.B.L.E. partnership Career Advancement Series Session #1: September 13, 2016 Resumes, Cover Le�ers, plus.



HRM/NU Crossing/Opera�on A.B.L.E. partnership Career Advancement Series Session #2: October 11, 2016 Crea�ng a Winning LinkedIn Profile HRM/NU Crossing/Opera�on A.B.L.E. partnership Career Advancement Series Session #3: November 15, 2016 Career Planning


August, 17, 2017 Community Job Fair


YMCA Training, Inc. October 27, 2017 Mock Interview Blitz




Business Development and Procurement CONTRIBUTORS Fernando Prieto, Associate Director of Procurement Services Catherine Walsh, Associate Vice President of Fiscal & Management Services

Minority, Women and Small Business Enterprises Initiative Background & Commitment Initiative Background In 2014, Northeastern University formalized a plan for the University to assist the City of Boston and Commonwealth of Massachusetts with the promotion and advancement of underrepresented businesses in our local community. As a key member of the community, Northeastern University is proud to have provided community members with numerous opportunities for education and employment. With this formal commitment, in fiscal year 2015 Northeastern University continued to define the University’s goals for supporting by directing key percentages of the University spending to key groups of underrepresented business including: • Women and Minority owned business • Small and Local business

Northeastern University’s Goals Given the significant size of investment the University makes every year on goods and services, the University spending goals are expected to make significant impact on underrepresented businesses. The initiative’s goals over time include the following: • Northeastern will commit to increasing business with SLBEs to 20% of its discretionary spending and W/MBEs to 12% of discretionary spending within ten years. • Northeastern will identify appropriate community-based businesses for on-campus opportunities, with the goal of integrating them into new or existing university buildings as well as designating them as preferred vendors in the university purchasing system. In addition to our economic impact, Northeastern has made a commitment to support underrepresented businesses indirectly by providing valuable learning and networking opportunities. Specifically, the University has offered the following engagement opportunities to help improve the growth and business potential of underrepresented businesses. These include: • Supplier fairs • Business networking events • Training and mentoring initiatives • Capacity building programs 37

Initiative Areas & Accomplishments Initiative Overview In FY2017, Northeastern University made additional progress in accomplishing the goals of this very important commitment to the Boston community. The Procurement Services department has responsibility to assure the University delivers on its commitment. In order to accomplish this, Procurement Services has over the course of the year collaborated with a number of internal and external persons to undertake the tasks of planning, organizing, and implementing the many aspects of our supplier diversity initiatives. Thanks to the efforts of so many individuals, the results this past year continue to be outstanding.

University Spending The University’s combined Tier 1 and 2 supplier spend across all underrepresented businesses totaled approximately $64.9 million. Of this total, $37.8 million represented spending with Woman and Minority owned business and $27 million in spending with Small and Local businesses. See Section III for details on these figures.

Community Networking Events Organization and planning during FY2017 by the Procurement Services department culminated in the 6th annual Small, Local, Minority and Woman Owned Businesses Networking Event was held on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017. This successful event had over 200 attendees and included 28 organizations manning tables to answer questions and hand out information about doing business with many of the Greater Boston area colleges, universities and hospitals.

Associations & Partnerships Associations and partnerships continue to be integral to promoting the growth of underrepresented business. This past year the University renewed its participation and partnership with key external organizations including the following: • Interise, a local non-profit organization, which provides business operations training for startup businesses. • Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC), an organization committed to the certification and development of minority suppliers. • Next Street, a local Boston investment bank, partnered with Northeastern to enhance key components of our program. • Several individual contributions have also been made to these organizations. Fernando Prieto, the Associate Director of Procurement Services, has on several occasions participated as an procurement expert panelist or judge for diversity suppliers actively involved in the above organizations.


Supplier Management The Procurement Services department continues to support and work with suppliers and departments who find ways to incorporate diverse suppliers within existing supplier contracts. During FY2017, Tier 2 spend increased over the prior year. Thus, this year we continued to use a measurement and reporting structure that includes both Tier 1 suppliers, suppliers we directly contract with, as well as Tier 2 suppliers, that are sub-contractors to Tier 1 suppliers.

Program Management The Supplier Diversity Program for the Procurement Services department continues to make progress with improving, optimizing and expanding services in the areas of supplier diversity. One program that is expected to be launched in the fall of 2017, includes offering woman- and minority-owned caterers with an opportunity to offer electronic ordering of food to the entire community of Northeastern staff and faculty.


2017 University Spending Report The 2017 report year is defined by the University’s 2017 fiscal year which began on 7/1/16 and ended on 6/30/17. Figures below are shown in millions of dollars (MM). Supplier Classifica�on

W/MBE SLBE Total($M)

Tier 1 Supplier Spend

$19.8 $25.9 $45.7

Tier 2 Supplier Spend

$18.0 $1.1 $19.5

Total FY2017 Spend

$37.8 $27.0 $64.8

Spend Goal

12% 20% -

Spend Percentage

20.3% 14.5% -

IMP Design/Construction Spending Goals Committed • Northeastern will direct 30% of major design/construction spending in the Northeastern IMP to MBEs and 10% to WBEs.

Fiscal Year 2017 Key Progress & Current Status • As of June 30th 2017 the only IMP projects in construction are Carter Playground and the ISEC. The following table presents FY17 design and construction expenditures with W/MBEs on Carter Playground and the ISEC. BUSINESS ENTITIES Minority Women TOTAL

IMP GOAL 30% 10%

FY17 EXPENDITURES 11.81% 17.62% 29.43%

Northeastern has increased our total IMP W/MBE spend from 26.88% to 29.43% from FY16 to FY17

Non-IMP Design/Construction Spending Goals Committed • Northeastern will direct 10% of design/construction spending for projects not described in the Northeastern IMP to Small Local, Women and Minority Owned Business Enterprises (SL/W/MBE) within three years.

Fiscal Year 2017 Key Progress The following table presents FY17 design and construction expenditures with SL/W/MBEs.


BUSINESS ENTITIES Minority Women Small and Local TOTAL


FY17 EXPENDITURES 2.09% 7.00% 5.98% 15.07%

Women & Minority Owned Business Enterprises Results

Results for Small and Local Business


Historical Annual Number of MWBE & SLBE Suppliers

Historical Annual Spend with MWBE & SLBE Suppliers


Impact Lending Program Goals Committed In 2016, Northeastern contributed $2.5 million to help launch Impact Lending, a partnership between the University and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) designed to provide affordable financing and procurement opportunities to women and minority businesses in the Boston area.

Program Goals The $6.5 million fund aims to create local jobs, drive economic growth, and support Boston’s communities by providing small businesses with capital, technical assistance, and a pathway to vendor opportunities at the University. Through Impact Lending, small businesses can apply for financing from $1,000 to $1 million for any general business purpose including working capital, equipment and inventory purchases, debt refinancing, and business expansion. Loan options include Kiva loans, microloans, term loans, and contract financing.

2017 Performance Through October 2017, Impact Lending has provided capital to 29 Boston-area businesses, 79% of which are minority-owned and 66% of which are women-owned. To learn more about Impact Lending or to apply for financing, visit: northeastern.edu/impact-lending.


Building the Future CONTRIBUTOR Kathy Spiegelman, Vice President and Chief of Campus Planning Maria Galarza, Manager of Administration and Special Projects

Carter Playground Goals Committed Northeastern is committed to rebuilding and maintaining Carter Playground, enhanced by the long-term inclusion of the University’s Camden parking lot (approximately 2 acres appraised at $8.9 million), into an expanded park at a cost of up to $15 million initially. The city will continue to regulate permitting and schedule of the facilities.

2017 Key Progress Approval of the project by the Boston Parks Department was received in March 2017 and allowed for finalization of the construction contract thereafter. A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on June 13, 2017 in which City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and NU President Joseph Aoun spoke about the importance of the project to both the community and Northeastern students. The General Contractor mobilized in June 2017 following the Groundbreaking Ceremony and began preparing the site for construction. As of October 2017; site demolition is complete, geotechnical surcharge areas have been established to combat soil settlement issues before new improvements are built, and over 120 micropiles have been drilled and installed as part of the foundation system for the Seasonal Air Structure, or dome, over the western turf field. The remaining elements of the dome foundation system are in progress as well as storm drainage features and utilities on the western half of the site. Construction is tracking on schedule for completion in July 2018, prior to fall sports programming. The dome is scheduled for completion in December 2018, allowing users to enjoy turf field activities during the winter months of 2019.

MBTA Track Crossing Goals Committed As part of the ISEC project and subject to receipt of necessary permits and approvals, Northeastern will create a landscaped crossing of the public transit rail line to better knit the Roxbury and Fenway communities and enhance access for persons with disabilities.

2017 Key Progress Northeastern is in the final stages of an enabling portion of construction, known as the X1 Wall, which will support the MBTA platform extension project. In the Fall of 2017, mobilization began both on Columbus Ave and the north side of the tracks. Excavation and preparation of the site next to the Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex is underway, as is demolition and site clearing on the north side of the tracks. The project is on track for completion at the end of 2018.


Housing Affordable Housing Goals Committed Northeastern will work with partners to identify, advance, and support affordable housing projects in the surrounding neighborhoods that can take advantage of Northeastern’s housing linkage obligations.

2017 Key Progress There have been no opportunities for Northeastern to assist with affordable housing projects in Northeastern’s abutting neighborhoods in the past year. Northeastern has kept ongoing communication with local neighborhood organizations and the City should an affordable housing project arise.

New Student Housing Goals Committed Northeastern commits to create, or assist in the creation of, new housing for a minimum of 600 undergraduate students before five years of the term of the Northeastern IMP have elapsed. Housing should be a net addition to the stock of housing currently available to Northeastern students, i.e. not a conversion of master leased units. Housing shall be an addition to the city’s housing stock, i.e. shall not be created through the conversion or replacement of existing housing.

2017 Key Progress Northeastern has partnered with American Campus Communities to construct a new student apartment building at Columbus Ave and Burke Street. The new building will provide 825 beds for Northeastern undergraduate students. The twenty story building is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.

Housing Impact Study Goals Committed Northeastern will fund an update of the Housing Impact Study at or around the five-year term of the Northeastern IMP (timing to be discussed with the BRA and Task Force) in order to examine any changes in the impacts of Northeastern students in rental housing stock.

2017 Key Progress Northeastern will develop this study in 2018. 46


Additional Public Resources CONTRIBUTOR Marisa Luse, Campus Engagement Coordinator & Special Assistant

MARINO RECREATION CENTER A maximum of 50 residents of the City of Boston have access to the Marino Recreation Center on a daily basis between 5:00am - 9:00am. Community residents will have access to the facility on holidays/weekends and during the summer academic semesters, when the building opens.

NORTHEASTERN ATHLETICS The Northeastern University Sports Information office handles the publicity of all 18 varsity sports. Members of the public can submit requests for admission to games, access to athletic expertise or experience, or request for sponsorship or collaboration. CONTACT: Michael Fitzgerald, Special Events and Space Manager mm.fitzgerald@neu.edu 617-373-3680 gonu.com

Visit website, for eligibility criteria, equipment check-out, and safety and security information. CONTACT: 140 Marino Center, Boston 617-373-4433 campusrec.neu.edu/general/ community.php

THE FENWAY CENTER Each semester, the Music Department hosts a series of concerts and events that are free and open to the public ranging from the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s annual community chamber music concerts to jazz ensembles. All performances are held at the Fenway Center located at 77 St. Stephen Street. CONTACT: Arthur Rishi a.rishi@northeastern.edu 617-373-2671 northeastern.edu/camd.music

SNELL LIBRARY ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Members of the public who seek to use Northeastern information resources not available to them at their public or institutional libraries; may apply for a temporary researcher pass. The Archives and Special Collections is open to all visitors. Library and research or curriculum-related tours are also available upon request. A list of guest names must be provided in advance. CONTACT: libraryprivileges@neu.edu


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The Visitor Center is a state of the art facility that primarily serves as prospective students and their families first Husky experience. The center provides all visitors with a interactive look at the university through the eyes of its students, faculty, staff.

WRBB is a non-commercial, non-profit, free-form station run by students at Northeastern University providing the surrounding areas with a musical diversity not available on any of Boston’s commercial stations. Members of the community can listen to a broad range of programming, including live broadcasts of Northeastern basketball, baseball, and hockey games.

Schedule an individual or group campus tour and/or information session. CONTACT: West Village F, 40 Leon Street 617-373-2200 admissions@northeastern.edu

GALLERY 360 Gallery 360 celebrates creative expression and the visual arts. It advances Northeastern’s mission to enrich the intellectual lives of students and the broader community through creative endeavors. This elegant, 1,000-square-foot space displays works by students, faculty, and alumni, as well as emerging local, national, and international artists. The gallery operates year-round in Ell Hall, with easy access from Curry Student Center. Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 11am - 7pm Saturday: 12pm - 5pm Closed Sundays in the summer CONTACT: To submit your art for consideration in an upcoming exhibition: northeastern.edu/art/category/ allery-360/

CONTACT: 174 Curry Student Center 617-373-2658 Facebook @WRBBRadio

NORTHEASTERN CULTURE & LANGUAGE LEARNING SOCIETY NUCALLS is a student organization at Northeastern University that is dedicated to offering free language classes to the Northeastern community. Our purpose is to create a fun environment where you can develop your language skills and become familiar with other cultures. We don’t only introduce you to the language but also to the unique particularities of the country and its people. In addition to language classes, NUCALLS also hosts cultural events and activities throughout the semester. We also connect you to the numerous cultural clubs around campus as well as in Boston. CONTACT: nucalls@gmail.com nucalls.neu.edu

MYRA KRAFT OPEN CLASSROOM A semester-long seminar series open to the general public focusing on a broad range of issues impacting today’s society on a city, state, national and international level. This seminar series is organized by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. CONTACT: For seminar locations and up-to-date information, visit northeastern.edu/cssh/ policyschool/myra-kraftopen-classroom Twitter @NU_PolicySchool

NORTHEASTERN STUDENTS4GIVING Northeastern Students4Giving is student-led philanthropy education program through which undergraduates award authentic grants to local nonprofit organizations. Every year, students choose a funding priority, develop a request for proposals, review applications, conduct site visits, and award a $10,000 grant through a consensus-based decision making process. Their coursework challenges them to consider the complexity of the social challenges they hope to address and the ethical implications of controlling scarce resources in the face of abundant need. In past years, students have awarded grants addressing topics such as mental health, post-incarceration reintegration, intimate partner violence, positive youth development, trauma, and diversity and inclusion. To apply: northeastern.edu/impactlab/ CONTACT: Rebecca Riccio 617-373-4020 r.riccio@northeastern.edu

Facebook @northeasternpolicyschool

PUBLIC ART WALK President Joseph E. Aoun’s Public Art Initiative invites artists from the Northeastern community and around the world to showcase their creativity and artistic expression. The campus itself becomes the canvas, providing that art need not to be contained by four walls. Around every corner are thought-provoking artworks created by students, faculty and worldrenowned artists – works that embody Northeastern’s energy and creative spirit. Tour the campus and experience for yourself Northeastern’s public art. CONTACT: northeastern.edu/art/category/public-art/

IMPACT LENDING Impact Lending increases opportunities for local vendors, boosts spending in our communities, creates jobs, and fosters economic growth. Northeastern University has partnered with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to make financing available to small businesses in Boston and surrounding areas. This partnership also helps small businesses access capital to purchase supplies, hire employees, and make other business investments. Impact Lending provides loans of $1,000 to $1 million to vendors and small businesses in Boston and surrounding neighborhoods. The program has flexible rates and terms to meet the needs of small businesses that might not otherwise qualify for traditional bank financing. CONTACT: Eric Uva 617-410-4341 euva@LISCsb.org

NORTHEASTERN DINING SERVICES International Village Cafeteria Open: Daily 1155 Tremont Street, Boston Cafe Crossing Open: Monday – Friday 1175 Tremont Street, Boston nudining.com/hour CONTACT: For the latest updates about hours of operation, visit nudining.com or follow Facebook & Twitter @NUDining

Neighborhood Matters is a lunchtime series that celebrates the ways in which community groups have shaped the neighborhoods surrounding the Northeastern campus. This series is co-curated by the Northeastern Center for the Arts and the Archives and Special Collections at the Northeastern University Library. CONTACT: centerforthearts@neu.edu 617-373-7098

CENTER FOR FAMILY BUSINESS Northeastern University’s Center for Family Business was founded in 1991. A membership based educational program, the Center’s activities revolve around Constituent Forums focused on the unique interests of emerging leaders, successors and senior generation family members who are stakeholders in their family businesses. Bi-monthly participation with peers in small facilitated and focused discussion groups allows forum members to address issues of their own concern and to learn from others. Membership in the Center for Family Business is considered a necessary and ordinary business expense for continuing education and continued growth and success for business families. Participation in Center activities is open to a limited number of family-owned and managed businesses, and is restricted to members, prospective members and sponsors. CONTACT: Grace (Oliveira) Wyld 617-373-3718 g.wyld@neu.edu




Departmental Contact List Community Engagement

John Tobin, Vice President of City & Community Affairs j.tobin@northeastern.edu Becca Berkey, Director of Service-Learning r.berkey@northeastern.edu Derek Lumpkins, Director of Neighborhood Partnerships and Programs d.lumpkins@northeastern.edu Hilary Sullivan, Director of Co-Curricular Service Programs h.sullivan@northeastern.edu

Lifelong Learning

Ebony Clinton, Senior Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions e.clinton@northeastern.edu Molly Dugan, Director of Foundation Year m.dugan@northeastern.edu Michael Fitzgerald, Special Events Manager and Community Liaison mm.fitzgerald@northeastern.edu

Workforce Development

Patricia Conde, Lead Human Resources Consultant p.conde@northeastern.edu

Business Development

Fernando Prieto, Associate Director of Procurement Services f.prieto@northeastern.edu Catherine Walsh, Associate Vice President of Fiscal & Management Services c.walsh@northeastern.edu

Building the Future

Maria Galarza, Manager of Administration and Special Projects m.galarza@northeastern.edu

Additional Public Resources Marisa Luse, Campus Engagement Coordinator & Special Assistant to the Director of Neighborhood Partnerships & Programs m.luse@northeastern.edu 54

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