COMMUNITY BENEFITS 2019 ANNUAL REPORT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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City and Community Affairs
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Learning Link College Readiness Center of Community Service Campus Exploration Tours Northeastern Crossing Facilities Community Service Program Northeastern University Police Department Social Impact Lab Northeastern University Library
Lifelong Learning Opportunities Undergraduate Admissions College of Professional Studies Center for STEM Education
Workforce Development and Career Advancement Job Fairs and Training Northeastern University Employment Opportunities
Business Development and Procurement Minority, Women and Small Business Enterprises Initiative Areas and Accomplishments University Spending
Building the Future 47 MBTA Track Crossing 47 Housing 50
Additional Public Resources
Departmental Contact List 1
CITY AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS Northeastern University is committed to staying deeply invested in Boston’s urban life. It is the people, the communities, the issues, and the opportunities that make our modern city so vibrant. Our relationships are made possible through our work with so many varied partners. In this section, City and Community Affairs has 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.
TOY AND FOOD DRIVE The Office of City and Community Affairs is proud of Northeastern University’s continued commitment to charitable giving. Each year, City and Community Affairs hosts our annual campuswide food and toy drives. In November 2018, the 42nd annual food drive collected over 1,500 pounds of food, which was donated by CCA to Grant Manor in Roxbury. CCA distributed collection boxes to more than 50 locations throughout campus. In December 2018, new and unwrapped toys and books were collected and distributed to several community partners and organizations for families in need in Northeastern’s surrounding communities. CCA looks forward to continuing our annual food and toy collections.
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 one class in the fall and spring semesters at Northeastern in addition to other perks such as access to the library and online resources. City and Community Affairs assists neighbors in identifying a class that meets their interests and fits into their schedule. The registration period for Learning Link members takes place during the Add/Drop phase of the semester. The Fall 2019 registration was between September 12 and 24. The spring 2020 registration period will take place between January 14 and 27. All classes offered are available to audit pending the instructor’s approval and availability of seats.
PANCAKES AND PARTNERSHIPS The annual Pancakes and Partnerships event recognizes collaborations involving students, neighborhood organizations, residents, faculty, administrators and staff that are mutually beneficial, socially and ethically responsive, strategic, and purposeful. This year, the following recipients received a 2019 Community Engagement Award for their leadership in their respective communities:
Andrew Horowitz, Northeastern Student BalletRox, Northeastern Community Partner Robert Kordenbrock, Northeastern Community Partner Haley House, Northeastern Community Partner Engineers Without Borders, Northeastern Student Group Northeastern Marine Science Center Outreach Department, Northeastern Department Dr. Lucy Bunning, Northeastern Faculty Member Maria Isabel Morel, Northeastern Student
COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is now three years old! The Office of City and Community Affairs formed the CAB in the summer 2016 with the goal of bringing together representatives from local organizations, community groups, and the surrounding neighborhoods to meet quarterly to advise and provide feedback on the various programs and initiatives led by the division. The CAB comprises two distinct advising groups, each with their own specific focus: • Community Partners & Programs Advisory Group: Provides feedback on the relationship between Northeastern students, staff, and faculty and the initiatives run by the Center of Community Service and other communityfocused offices and departments • Neighborhood Advisory Group: Provides feedback on how City and Community Affairs can engage and foster new connections between individuals or organizations and the University The expectations of members of the CAB are as follows: • Attend the quarterly CAB meetings • Provide ongoing feedback to City and Community Affairs staff on the programs and initiatives of the division • Strengthen and grow the network of community engagement programs & initiatives as fostered by the division of City and Community Affairs • Serve as advocates for our programming in their respective communities
COLLEGE READINESS The College Readiness program is targeted toward 9th and 10th graders in our surrounding communities to help them prepare to apply to and enter colleges. City and Community Affairs has continued partnering with the Mission Hill based nonprofit Sociedad Latina, hosting their Escalera Program on campus this past summer. Escalera is an academic support and postsecondary success program aimed at promoting on-time graduation for youth and opening doors to higher education. While on campus they met with representatives from our Admissions Office and a Torch Scholar who shared their personal experiences applying to colleges and life in college as a first-generation college student. We also continue to partner with the YMCA’s Achievers Program, which focuses on serving at-risk-youth in Boston, hosting them on campus thirteen Saturdays throughout the school year. Their first session was on October 12 and is scheduled to end on May 11, during which time they will be able to meet with various university departments.
CENTER OF COMMUNITY SERVICE In 2018â&#x2C6;&#x2019;19, the Center of Community Service 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 2018â&#x2C6;&#x2019;19 academic year, students engaged in over 200,000 hours of community engagement for an estimated contribution of nearly $7 million* of in-kind support. *based on $32.15 Massachusetts value of a volunteer hour in 2019: independentsector.org/volunteer_time
SIGNATURE PROGRAMS Alternative Spring Break
Civically Engaged Students
The Alternative Spring Break program is a weeklong immersive service and learning experience. Participants engage in meaningful action, reflection, and education while learning about a critical social issue in their host community or region.
The NU|ACES program launched its second year of operation with 80 first-year students and 20 upper-class team leaders engaging in 3,680 hours of volunteer service during Welcome Week alone. Welcome Week ran from Monday, August 27 through Friday, August 31 and worked with organizations including United Neighbors of Lower Roxbury, Sherrill House, Southwest Corridor Park, and many more.
This year the Center of Community Service hosted 11 Alternative Spring Break trips that engaged 108 students and 11 staff/faculty across the United States and Latin America. Team traveled to Arizona, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. Trips focused on topics ranging from education to environmental conservation to clean water access.
Husky Volunteer Team The Husky Volunteer Team Program strives to fill a critical gap by assembling teams of students, faculty, and staff on days when local nonprofits have less volunteer support. Northeastern volunteers commit to serving at the same time and day each week during an academic term. This year the HVT program engaged 159 volunteers in over 1800 hours of service during the Fall, Spring, and Summer I terms at sites across Boston.
110 first-year students then committed to weekly community service at local nonprofit organizations through the entire academic year. These partners ranged from Boston Scholar Athletes to Daily Table to the Orchard Garden Boys and Girls Club. Additionally 90 sophomores recommitted to the program, continuing to do weekly service, serve as leaders in service clubs, and participate in civic engagement activities. Throughout the year, ACES students engaged in over 15,000 hours of service and engagement.
Service Learning Service-Learning (S-L) supported the partnerships and faculty associated with the 1,872 students enrolled in 103 classes with an intensive engagement component. Additionally, they trained and provided in-depth support to 69 teaching assistants, 8 team managers, and 16 street team members. Service-learning participants served 47,000+ hours connecting course content to the community through projects, workshops, research, and direct service. The program also hosted its first Publicly Engaged Scholar-in-Residence, and many campus and broader community members participated in the many sessions held during his two-day residency to explore how the university and community can partner in meaningful ways to solve research questions.
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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.
Jumpstart Jumpstart is a national early literacy organization that focuses on developing language, literacy, and social-emotional learning of preschool-aged children from low-income backgrounds. The mission of Jumpstart is to ensure that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. In 2018–19 Jumpstart engaged 52 Northeastern students to serve 125 young children in the Roxbury neighborhood. The majority of Northeastern students volunteered in early education centers for over 300 hours during the year, with a total of more than 12,500 hours in our local communities!
Massachusetts Promise Fellowship The 40 Massachusetts Promise Fellow AmeriCorps members served fulltime at organizations like Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, St. Stephen’s Youth Programs, Enroot, Youth Enrichment Services, Mission SAFE. Each Fellow completed over 1,700 hours this year, for a total of more than 69,000 hours.
COMMUNITY PARTNER GRANT PROGRAM Every year, the Center of Community Service offers grants to local community organizations who are responding to the needs of their communities. Through a grant process offered in February 2019, the CCS grants program awarded mini-grants of $1,000 to the 11 organizations below. These organizations were also recognized at the City and Community Affairs Annual Pancakes & Partners breakfast event.
GRANT AWARDEES: Boston Self Help Center/Boston Brakers Castle Square Tenants Organization Catholic Charities Emmanuel Gospel Center Freedom House Friends of the Rafael Hernández School, Inc. Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center, Inc. Let’s Get Ready Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly United South End Settlements X-Cel Education 10
COMMUNITY SERVICE LEADERSHIP AWARDS Through its annual Community Service Leadership Award, Center of Community Service recognizes graduating seniors who over multiple years have made lasting contributions to the center, campus, and local communities. Nominations were submitted by local community nonprofits and staff from the Center of Community Service. The 2019 recipients were recognized at a reception on May 1 at Dudley Cafe in Roxbury.
The 2019 Community Service Leadership Award Recipients Adrian Forrest, NU|ACES and CEP Chelsea Lauder, Service-Learning Christopher Scianna, Timothy Smith Network and Citizen Schools Colin Maher, The DREAM Program Craig Parker, Jumpstart Emily Breen, Service-Learning Karnee Berejiklian, Massachusetts Promise Fellowship Katie LaScaleia, Massachusetts Promise Fellowship Kelsie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Flanagan, Service-Learning Marija Inesa Luneckaite, Sherrill House Marisa Thomassie â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NU|ACES and CEP Michele Kinama, Jumpstart Naomi Mayman, NU|ACES and CEP Rebecca Bagley, St. Francis House Ruthanne Bandy, Service-Learning Shelby Fundin, Alternative Spring Break Victoria Barranco, NU|ACES and CEP 11
ADDITIONAL 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 6,000 subscribers to connect Northeastern students, staff and faculty with volunteer opportunities • Sent a quarterly Service-Learning Newsletter to 1,000+ recipients, featuring student, community, and faculty collaboration • Served in liaison/advisor roles for the Community Service Living Learning communities in traditional and Honors first-year housing and the Civic Engagement Second Year Thematic Experience community • Provided individual and group meetings and extensive support to students receiving Boston scholarships (Boston Housing Authority, Boston Public High School, Boston Valedictorian, Northeastern Neighborhood) to find meaningful volunteer opportunities and offer professional development opportunities • Featured students, community partners, and faculty through our #capturingcommunity series on the ServiceLearning blog (slogatnu.com) • Completed the third year of our Service-Learning Fellows Program in partnership with the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research (CATLR), which has involved 15 faculty from across the university in its three years
CAMPUS EXPLORATION TOURS Campus Exploration Tours are an opportunity for high school students to access Northeastern. Our program primarily serves students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students to expose them to higher education. Through this program, high school students engage with a panel of students and staff of color to learn about navigating higher education; and the discussion is followed by a tour of culturally-centered spaces on campus. During the 2018â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2019 academic year, City and Community Affairs received 16 group requests for a Campus Exploration Tour, with 12 of the requests happening in the 2019 spring semester. In total, 280 students participated in our program, with 207 students visiting during the March-April period.
NORTHEASTERN CROSSING Northeastern Crossing’s role as a venue for intentional interactions and the exchange of ideas between Boston residents and the Northeastern community continued to grow during FY 2018–2019.
THE BRIDGE EXPERIENCE Now in its fourth year, The Bridge Experience, Northeastern Crossing’s free, interactive programming series, continued to cultivate audiences by engaging stakeholders through its five pillars that reduce barriers to interaction and learning.
Storytelling: Personal and collective stories that promote understanding of shared and/or unique experiences.
This past spring, Northeastern Crossing hosted film screenings for two unique films. First, was Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching, a documentary by Roxbury-born filmmaker Clennon King to the 24 Black men who were known to have been lynched between 1881 and 1960 in Early County, Georgia. The documentary was also to his father, Georgia’s legendary civil rights attorney C. B. King, who tried to prevent 24-year-old Navy veteran James Fair Jr. of New Jersey, who had joined a friend on a road trip home, from becoming the 25th victim. In addition to screening, King led a discussion about the film and the circumstances around it. In contrast, we also screened the Japanese comedy Thermae Romae in partnership with the Japan Society, the Japanese Consul of Boston, and Northeastern University’s Office of Global Studies, and the Center for International Affairs and World Cultures. The film, an adaptation of Mari Yamazaki’s manga of the same name, used thermal hot springs to connect ancient Rome to modern Japan. It provided a humorous look at the connections between the two cultures and the ways in which people perceive differences. Similar to the screening of Fair Game, the Consul General of Japan participated in a post-screening discussion led by Professor Jennifer Cullen from Northeastern’s Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies.
Skills Building: Classes and trainings offering
opportunities for personal and professional growth. Boston’s dynamic growth and increasing appeal have meant both opportunities and challenges for its residents. Although the city leads the nation in promoting equal pay, income inequality is also a persistent challenge. In response, Northeastern Crossing collaborates with the City of Boston and the Boston chapter of the American Association of University Women to provide salary negotiation workshops. At the workshops, participants learn how to research competitive salaries; to articulate their skills, qualifications, and experience; and to ask for the pay they deserve.
Self-care and Wellness: One-hour
sessions providing time and space for participants to be contemplative and focused on their own physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Afro Flow Yoga continued to be our most popular self-care workshop. Led by the team of Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff Jones, this unique yoga experience combines elements of African dance with yoga to promote healing, balance, and peace. Sessions are open to groups of up to 20 people of all ages and experience levels.
Immersion: Programming that draws upon
some combination of the three pillars above and uses audience participation to enhance the content. Since its creation, Northeastern Crossing has been a venue for exhibitions by local artists including Ekua Holmes, Eli Portman, and Cicely Carew. This previous year’s featured artist was Johnetta Tinker, who presented work that was part of the Violence Transformed exhibit. As part of making her opening reception less passive and more interactive, Tinker incorporated an art-making workshop where she instructed attendees on how to produce their own creations using techniques similar to the ones she uses. Tinker also walked participants through the exhibit piece by piece, guiding them on how to interpret and understand some of the imagery and ideas on display.
Gateway: Events that bring our work to a larger
scale by involving hundreds of participants in thoughtprovoking programming and networking, with food and entertainment provided by local vendors. The annual Gateway Mixer attracted a crowd of approximately 400 guests, who were drawn to the event in part by music of DJ Tao and refreshments from Haley House Bakery Cafe and Mass Hole Donuts. As always, attendees included a mix of local residents and Northeastern faculty, staff, and students who were
interested in the opportunity to network and connect in an informal setting. During February’s Gateway Winter Speaker event, journalist and author April Ryan discussed a range of topics related to her work as a journalist covering the White House since the Clinton administration. She also discussed current politics and our national political leadership. Afterward, she briefly met with attendees in Gallery 360 to sign copies of her latest book Under Fire.
“Northeastern Crossing provides great space for us to meet with community members, advocates and groups to talk about ways to improve the Emerald Necklace parks. We don’t always have all the meeting space we would like, and it has been a huge help to have this space available to us.” – Karen Mauney-Brodek, Emerald Necklace Conservancy
ECONOMIC IMPACT The majority of Northeastern Crossing’s purchases are local, specifically with Boston-based Women and Minority Owned Businesses (MWBEs). Our intent is to build the capacity of local businesses and entrepreneurs by spending dollars directly on their products and services. Our staff ensures that Boston’s diversity of talent, cultural origins, and tastes is represented through a rotating selection of caterers, food trucks, dancers, poets, musicians, instructors, DJs, and others who create unique experiences for our participants. We also use local and neighborhood-based publications, including the Bay State Banner, DigBoston, Fenway News, and Mission Hill Gazette to inform and invite area residents to attend and participate in our programming. In FY2018-2019, 60% of Northeastern Crossing’s spending was on local businesses, totaling nearly $83,000, an increase of more than $7,000 over the previous year.
DATA: COMPILING AND REPORTING Since 2016, the staff at Northeastern Crossing have undertaken the role of compiling data for Northeastern University’s community benefits commitments in the Institutional Master Plan. The production of this Community Benefits Annual Report (CBAR) is the primary platform by which Northeastern Crossing informs the public about progress made and provides the contact information to the appropriate staff overseeing various community benefits initiatives
FACILITIES COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM Northeastern Facilities Management and Campus Planning and Development are committed to the neighborhoods Mission Hill, South End, Fenway and Roxbury; the staff members organize community service opportunities through the year with the goal of developing relationships between neighborhood partners and Northeastern staff. Facilities Management and Campus Planning and Development staff have participated in various community service projects such as, food drives, meal preparation at food pantries, and beautification projects.
2019 Key Progress and Current Status •
Landscaping at the Franklin Park Zoo and the Carter School
Food preparation at Community Servings
Organized clothing drives, toy drives and food drives for local shelters
Summer job employment for Roxbury teens through Northeastern’s YDIP Program
Facilities Management and Campus Planning and Real Estate divisions are organizing additional community service efforts in 2020 that will foster relationships between the local community and Northeastern staff
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT MAKING AN IMPACT Community engagement is one of NUPDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main focus areas. We believe that to gain legitimacy and trust from the people whom we are sworn to protect and serve, we must connect in varying ways. Whether it is story time for children in daycare programs, after-school programs for teens, or distributing care packages for homeless persons in our area, we listen to the needs of the people around us and respond in ways that are meaningful. Our work allows us to build connections, form collaborations, and strengthen bonds with our neighbors with the goal of making a positive difference in the community. Here are a few examples of our work.
Community Outreach Programs
NUPDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classes and trainings offer opportunities for community members to educate and empower themselves through the various classes in our Aim to Prepare program.
NUPD participates in monthly meetings with the Mission Hill Crime Committee, Highland Park Neighborhood Coalition, and the Roxbury Safety Task Force. We also provide monthly coffee and tea socials along the South West Corridor (our SWCorridorConnections). We take part in civic engagement through volunteer work at Cradles to Crayons, Toys for Tots, Project Hope, Pine Street Inn, our own funded Never Give Up bagged care packages for the homeless whom we encounter on patrol, a backpack and school supplies drive at the Peoples Baptist Church, and on going programming with the elderly and young residents at RoxSe Homes residential community.
Classes and workshops include Situational Awareness Training, CPR certification, Recognition of Suspicious Activity, Preparing for an Active Threat Situation, and Basic and Advanced Self-defense Instruction, Suicide Prevention training, De-escalation of Emotionally Charged Situations, and more. These trainings are offered in person and on request.
Northestern Students, Staff and Faculty Outreach Program NUPD provides hundreds of yearly trainings to thousands of university affiliates through the aforementioned Aim To Prepare programming. Many property registration events, social events like our monthly #CoffeeAndTeaWithNUPD gatherings, and University and Police dialogues.
Youth Outreach Programs NUPD offers youth empowerment and engagement Programming such as the Bi-annual Youth Police Academy, substantial part of City of Boston’s Youth and Police Partnerships (YPP) and Northeastern University’s Youth Development Initiative Program (YDIP), our department’s own 12-week Power Up, as well as numerous Youth/Police dialogues and trainings, bicycle safety and education workshops, and our Positive Ticket Program.
SOCIAL IMPACT LAB
The Social Impact Lab challenges students to reflect deeply on what it means to be an ethical and effective social change-maker by studying and engaging with community-based nonprofits in Boston. In 2019, two of its programs, Northeastern Students4Giving (NS4G) and the Social Impact-athon, gave students the opportunity to learn about local nonprofits that serve their communities by promoting civic engagement and environmental justice. Over 50 students participated in NS4G’s year-long grant-making process, culminating with a $10,000 award to City Life/Vida Urbana for “Uplifting Community Voice and Public Participation in Civic Decision Making.” Seventy students took part in Northeastern’s first weekend-long Social Impact-athon, in which they learned about environmental injustice and the work of 11 nonprofits addressing its impact on communities throughout Boston. Working in teams, students collectively awarded $15,000 each to Alternatives for Community and Environment, Chinese Progressive Association, and GreenRoots, Inc. Additionally, a total of $21,000 was awarded to COG Design, New Garden Society, Clean Water Fund, Climable, Climate Xchange, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, and American City Coalition.
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY NEIGHBORHOOD MATTERS Neighborhood Matters is a lunchtime series catered by Haley House that celebrates the ways in which community groups have shaped the neighborhoods surrounding the Northeastern campus. All events are free and open to the public. This series is curated by Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections with assistance from Northeastern Library Communications and Events. In 2019, six “Neighborhood Matters” were held featuring: the history of activism in Chinatown through the perspective of the Chinese Progressive Association, the documentary Left on Pearl, urban design and the color-line in Boston, feminism in the 1970’s and 80’s in Boston, the documentary WBCN and the American Revolution, and a talk about the 1919 Boston Police Strike project.
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS ENROLLMENT AND SCHOLARSHIPS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID Goals Committed Beginning in fall 2015, Northeastern has offered an additional 30 full-tuition, need-based scholarships to Boston Public Schools graduates – 20 in the specified ZIP codes (02115, 02116, 02118, 02119, 02120, 02121, 02125, and 02130), 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 students from these neighborhoods.
2019 Key Progress and Current Status Northeastern University has a long-standing commitment to Boston residents and Boston Public High School students. The university continues its work to achieve the previously outlined goals. Enrollment Management partners with the greater campus community to employ a comprehensive and multilevel approach in the recruitment of local Boston students. Our recruitment strategy works to identify talented populations throughout the city and execute tactics to engage with students in the community and designated ZIP codes. This strategy allows us to connect with students, parents, and the counseling community that support them in accessing admission to Northeastern. We remain steadfast in our unwavering commitment to increasing opportunities for Boston students – from our student search process, to data-driven recruitment, and throughout all phases of our admissions committee selection process. Creating pathways to college and degree completion remains a priority for the university. After five years, our strategies remain focused in four major areas, such as a) strengthening established feeder and partnership 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 scholarship opportunities designated for Boston students. These strategies, while consistent with earlier years, continue to evolve, and new initiatives have been implemented to support these efforts. We continue to offer a diverse portfolio of enrollment opportunities for Boston-area students. By delivering this range of admission opportunities, Boston students are able to determine the appropriate pathway for success and are supported by financial aid initiatives in obtaining a Northeastern education. A networked team of campus partners supports Boston students at the university and remain committed, assisting in their persistence and graduation from Northeastern. The campus community convenes and collaborates regularly to assess trends as they are identified in the cohort of Boston students; it works to understand and respond to the needs of Boston’s students. In year six, we remain committed in the enrollment of Boston students and residents at the university.
2019 Highlights Include Preparing Boston students for success at Northeastern and in Higher Education: • Northeastern’s Pre-College Programs ACCELERATE offered motivated high school students the opportunity to experience life at Northeastern University by taking part in an immersive academic experience while residing on our Boston campus. This past summer nine students from the city of Boston participated in three of our programs focused on fields such as engineering, health sciences, and design. During the 12day experience students engaged with Northeastern University faculty and current students, participated in field trips to local companies, heard from guest speakers, explored campus dining options, and enjoyed social activities with their peers. The Boston high schools represented were Excel Academy Charter High School, Josiah Quincy Upper School, Match Charter Public High School, and John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science • A total of $45,355 in financial aid was awarded to the students, covering 90% of the cost of attendance • In the future Accelerate aims to continued its relationship with Excel Charter Academy in which, after Northeastern financial aid and Excel subsidy contribution, two students attended at no cost or minimal cost. Accelerate hopes to formalize similar partnerships with other Boston schools • The Undergraduate Admission Office continued to support Boston Public High Students throughout the summer in the Bridge to Calculus and Early College Experience programs with college admissions advising Dedicated support and services were offered for Boston students on campus • Boston Scholars and the Opportunity Scholarship Office • The Opportunity Scholarship Office (OSOP) served 173 students this academic year. Nearly two-thirds of these students were from Boston and received one of five Northeastern scholarships: Boston Housing Authority (BHA), Neighborhood, Boston Valedictorian, Boston Public High School or Torch. In addition to receiving funding for their education, the staff in OSOP provided wrap-around support services including personal and academic advising, connections to important campus resources, and events and programming for the scholarship community. • Expanding upon the one-on-one advising, programs were offered 3 times a semester to all of our Boston Scholars.
2019 Programming Developed to support the network of Boston Scholars • Career Design and job search tips and resources: Presented by the Career Design counselors: for fourthand fifth-year students • Alumni programs: The Alumni Office hosted students to share all of the resources available after college: for fourth and fifth years • Global Experiences: Provided all the information students needed for experiential learning abroad and across the United States • Budgeting and finances: Presented by Thrive and the Center for Financial Independence • Research and Fellowship opportunities: Presented by Undergraduate research and fellowships on getting involved in research as an undergraduate and planning for advanced studies post-bachelor’s degree • Developing Identity
• Time Management • Goal Setting • Financial aid: The Office of Student Financial Services facilitated a conversation answering questions about when and how to come in and get the help students need with their financial aid • Faculty 101: Presented a workshop which explored how to build relationships and talk with faculty We supported and celebrated Boston Scholars with exceptional academic achievement as well as recognized those who held campuswide leadership positions.
Enrollment Initiatives Updates • Saw a 5% increase in applications from Boston students from 2018, with an above university average admission rate for Boston student • Initiated a Group Tour Day exclusively for Boston Public Schools • In partnership with the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, we supported a variety of on-campus programming for Boston area school groups and college access groups that serve Boston residents • Hosted a Professional Development Day for Boston Public Schools Guidance Counselors in February 2019. This event represented an opportunity to work with the public-school system in the city, which provided an opportunity to share observations and collectively better our work on behalf of BPS students • 100% participation in key college fairs for Boston students hosted citywide including community college fairs • Conducted High School Visits for Boston Public High Schools, Boston Charter Schools and Parochial schools across the city of Boston • Partnered with Boston Housing Authority to host an on-campus Admissions Information Session for Boston residents living in BHA Settlements • Supported the production and printing of scholarship information sheets in English and Spanish for distribution across the city • The Undergraduate Admission Office scholarship selection committee continued its partnership with Boston Public Schools Guidance Leadership in the awarding of Northeastern’s most prestigious scholarships created for both Boston Public Schools graduates and Boston city residents • Hosted a “Welcome to the Community” family event for incoming Boston students. Students and families were given the opportunity to learn about resources and supports available to them as they begin their journey as Northeastern students
Financial Aid and Scholarships Updates • We currently have 425 Undergraduate Day students enrolled at the University from Boston zip codes, who have received over $13 million dollars in Institutional Merit aid • 134 Boston students receiving scholarships to attend the university • We awarded 11 Valedictorian Scholarships to Boston Public High and Boston Charter School students (full tuition, room and board) with 9 enrolled, the largest share in the city
TRANSFERS Goals Committed Beginning in spring 2015, BPS graduates not admitted directly to the undergraduate program or to 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 College to provide another route for BPS graduates to enter Northeastern.
2019 Key Progress and Current Status Boston Public Schools 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 admissions counselor to support them as they make progress toward fulfilling the terms of the contract. Northeastern currently has 17 Boston students under active contact who have the opportunity to matriculate to Northeastern in fall 2020. This represents an increase for the third consecutive year. We continue to maintain the transfer articulation and guaranteed admissions program for Boston student with Roxbury Community College and Bunker Hill Community College applicable to both the full-time undergraduate
program 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 is available to Boston residents seeking admission and enrollment in both the fulltime undergraduate program and the College of Professional Studies. This full-tuition scholarship opportunity for transfer students supports them attending the university that would have been cost prohibitive without this scholarship. Northeastern continues to meet 100% of the full demonstrated need for all transfer students from Boston, which helps remove an additional barrier for city residents enrolling in the university.
“Personally, the OSOP office felt a lot like the movie Cheaper by the Dozen. It is a space where students of expansive and diverse backgrounds come together to discuss, chat, joke, and dialogue, among other things. We all speak different languages, come from different cultures, come from different states, and have different majors; it is a space where we are all different, but a family nonetheless. And this family is successful because of the amazing work and support provided by Jen, Mr. Jackson, and Eric. This support manifests itself in things such as academic or financial aid advising, but also (and in my opinion, more importantly), emotional, psychological, and spiritual support. It’s where I sought both the encouragement as well as tough love I needed to get where I am today.” – Nathaniel Arias Velez, BHA Scholar, international business major, and member of Class of 2019
“I feel incredibly lucky every day to be part of the Boston Scholars community at Northeastern. The OSOP staff is extremely welcoming to all students from Boston, and they have been a wonderful resource for me during my four years at Northeastern while taking classes, choosing two rewarding co-ops, and going abroad. I am so very grateful for OSOP and for all of the offices at Northeastern for all that they do and for the opportunities that I have been able to take advantage of because of them. The people in this program inspire me every day to give back to the Boston community, which has given me so much.” – Angela Hourihan, BPS Scholar, and a finance major, and a member of the Class of 2020
COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES CPS Aid to Boston Students in FY19 In FY 2019, the College of Professional Studies’ scholarships and awards to Boston residents totaled $1,536,977 – a 23% increase over FY18 • $1,035,714 to undergraduate students • $501,263 to graduate students Of that $1.5M, $576,916 went to residents in targetd ZIP codes, up from $529,299 in FY18 • $426,562 to undergraduate students • $150,354 to graduate students
BS Completion: Pathway to Opportunity The Lowell Institute School in CPS, supported by a generous gift from the Lowell family, offers undergraduate degrees in high-demand STEM fields • Over the last five years, 176 Boston students, including 22 from targeted ZIP codes, have transferred into Lowell Institute School programs from Roxbury Community College and Bunker Hill Community College • Across the Lowell Institute School programs and programs in business and communications, CPS currently has 689 active BS completion students who are residents of Boston, 155 of those students live in targeted ZIP codes • Plus-One programs transition bachelor’s degree students into master’s degree programs
Graduate Degrees for Career Mobility In FY19, CPS graduate programs enrolled a total of active 208 students from targeted ZIP codes in Boston • 144 active students in master’s programs • 20 in doctoral programs • 42 in nondegree professional certificate programs Over the last five years, 91 students in targeted ZIP codes have earned master’s degrees from the College of Professional Studies • Top programs for graduates include education (M.Ed. and MAT), project management, global studies, corporate and organizational communications, sports leadership
Equity and Inclusion through Sports CPS-based Center for the Study of Sport in Society engages the community through education, training, service and sport. Mentors in Violence Prevention, focused on preventing gender-based violence. • The center raised $38,000 to deliver MVP to students and staff at the Jeremiah Burke High School and $33,000 to deliver to MVP at Charlestown High School
• Delivered MVP training to 210 BPD officers over last five years • Designed mentor training for Scholar Athlete’s BPS School Zone Leaders In collaboration with BPD, raised $25,000 to fund development of We Belong Boston-based youth leadership program.
CPS Students Contribute to Boston CPS students bring their professional skills to co-op assignments for Boston employers including government and nonprofits.
Co-ops in Boston government: • Boston Public Schools Health Services • U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Boston.
Co-ops in Boston nonprofits: • Wentworth Institute of Technology • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Experiential Network (XN) Projects Northeastern students supported Boston government and nonprofit agencies through more than 30 individual and group XN projects in FY 2019 on behalf of:
Government: • City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing • City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement • Massachusetts State Representatives and Senators
Boston nonprofits: • Max Warburg Courage Foundation, Inc. - Apprentice Learning • Massachusetts Promise Fellowship - Crossroads MA • Technology Underwriting Greater Good - The Midas Collaborative
Supporting K-12 Education in Boston CPS houses Northeastern’s Graduate School of Education • Provides more teachers to BPS than any other private research university • GSE and BPS partnered in 2019 to secure funding from DESE’s InSPIRED fellowship aimed at recruiting more teachers of color • Student teachers are currently placed at Eliot K–8, Ellis Mendell Elementary, Tobin K–8, Beethoven Elementary, EMK Academy of Health Careers, New Mission High School, Mary Lyon Pilot School, Boston Latin School, NExT—Network for Experiential Teaching and Learning • Free registration for BPS staff at 2019 summer convening, 9 BPS attendees BPS graduates) • 35 students from targeted ZIP codes in the 2018–2019 cohort
Pathways to College FOUNDATION YEAR: for academically at-risk Boston high school graduates • Combines strong first-year college curriculum with intensive academic and cohort support: all-day, all-week on the Boston campus • Of 10 cohorts since 2009, 62% have earned a college degree are currently enrolled in a degree program (vs. 36% of all BPS graduates) • 35 students from targeted ZIP codes in the 2018–2019 cohort BALFOUR ACADEMY: provides BPS students with summer academic classes and recreational activities and after school tutoring during the school year • 22 new “rising” 7th graders admitted per year who participate in the program through high school, creating a close-knit academic community • 120 students participated in the Balfour summer program in 2019, 18 students completed • 46% of the graduating students are attending Northeastern
The Foundation Year community came together at the end of the year for a Learning Walk, where students showcase learning across their classes. Not only do students highlight specific academic projects, but they also reflect on the college success skills they feel have been strengthened during their first year of college.
“Foundation Year was an amazing opportunity for me to have a fresh start after graduating from high school. I was given lots of support and had a smooth transition to college as a result. Being in Foundation Year allowed me to avoid the ‘little fish in the big pond’ syndrome, and helped pave the way to college in a personal and supportive way. I am eternally grateful to have started college in this way.” – Ada Aihie, Class of 2024
CENTER FOR STEM EDUCATION MISSION The Center for STEM Education at Northeastern University seeks to build and support a community of educators, researchers, and students, with the collective goal of strengthening the Kâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;20 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) educational ecosystem.
VISION Increase student interest and improve student performance in STEM subjects by designing, supporting, and implementing academic and extracurricular programs in STEM fields. Expand the opportunities for traditionally under-represented groups to engage in STEM studies and pursue STEMrelated careers. Strengthen mentoring and support of students interested and/or engaged in STEM fields. Drive the field of STEM education by encouraging intra-departmental and cross-institutional collaboration, providing resources and expertise for STEM faculty to strengthen and expand Broader Impact requirements in their research, disseminate research findings in STEM education, and sharing best practices within the institution and beyond. Serve as a recognized leader in the design and implementation of STEM education-related programs while helping Northeastern to achieve distinction in this field.
Center for STEM Education
Programs, Partnerships & Collaborations Boston Science and Engineering Fair
College and PostGraduate Programs Community and School Programs
S-POWER REU Curley After -School Program Library After -School Programs
STEM Field Trips/Reverse Field Trips Building Bridges
Engineering for Everyone Expo
1 Demographic Information
Demographics of STEM Programs Demographics of Field Trips and Summer Program Participants 0.3%
African-American (30.6%) Asian (10.9%)
Hispanic (39.3%) White (15.8%) Native American (0.3%) Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (0.2%) Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic (3.1%)
Average # of Students Impacted Annually Through All Outreach Efforts: ~2000 Back to Timeline
STEM FIELD TRIPS - IMPACT
Program Impact Summary - 2019 "The energy and excitement in the room was contagious. Children across our grade stepped up to the challenges and encouraged each other. A few of the students chatted about the possibility of attending a college similar to Northeastern!” - Teacher Participant "Most [students] had never visited a college before and told me after they expected it to be boring- but instead they were excited and loved it! Two students who struggle in normal classroom activities told me this is how they like to learn.” - Teacher Participant "The best part of the field trip was when we did the egg drop because it taught us about budgeting and how to create a design. - Student Participant "I choose to volunteer at STEM field trips because it’s an amazingly rewarding experience for me and the students. I’m able to spread my knowledge to the younger generation and inspire them to enter the STEM field. STEM field trips can target at-risk students and these trips can open doors for these students." - Volunteer Participant
9.43/10 Teachers' Average Rating of Field Trip Events
undergraduate students have supported field trips through volunteer experiences to date
1200 students participated in a full day field trip at Northeastern University in 2019
of teachers would recommend this program to their colleagues and are interested in coming again
ACTIVITIES FOR ENGAGEMENT Sustainability
Telecommunications Program Impact Summary - 2019
"I learned to work with young students better, to share the wonders of STEM with young people, and to help young people affirm their love of STEM, or to help them realize it's not for them. I would say that I feel I'm better working with middle school students now than I was before the program." - Volunteer Participant
Demographics of Field Trips
1200 schools have participated in STEM field trips since 2008
Workforce Development and Career Advancement
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August 26, 2015
Workshop: Resume 101
JOBWorkshop: FAIRSInterview ANDPreparation TRAINING
Goals2015 Committed October 6, 2015
Boston Career Link General Job Fair Boston Career Link Info session/Presentation on finding employment at Northeastern
2016 will continue January to 27,provide 2016 employment YMCA Interview Blitzand education programs to community members Northeastern training 2016 March 23, 2016 Boston Career Link Job Fair every year. 2016 will continue April 28, 2016job fairs, YMCA Interview Blitz targeted specifically to local residents. Northeastern to hold including events
Operation A.B.L.E. Starfish Thrower fundraising benefit, supported by 2016 May 9, 2016 Northeastern 2019 Key Progress YMCA Training, Inc. - Employer Focus Group on crucial skills Northeastern and other employers are Job hiring for. 2016 July 26, 2016 During the past year Northeastern hosted the fifth annual Community Vendor fair. The fair was attended by over
30 vendors applicants. 2016and 210August 18, 2016
YMCA Interview Blitz
Participating included Boston Career 2016 vendors August 24, 2016 BostonLink/ Career Link Summer Job Fair Community Vendor Job Fair August 22, 2019 Goodwill, Chartwell’s, KNF&T, LAZ Parking, MasParc, Northeastern University / Northeastern University Crossing MassHire Boston Career Center, Northeastern 2016 August 25, 2016 Neighborhood Night Vendors: 30 University Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Next Step Boston Career Link Info session/Presentation on finding employment at Attendees: 210 (this represents the number of registered Living, Northeastern Human Resources Management, attendees, some attendees choose to not register) 2016 August 30, 2016 Northeastern Northeastern Police, Operation A.B.L.E, PSG Staffing, Rebecca’s Café, Reprographics, The Panther Group,Crossing/Operation A.B.L.E. partnership Career Advancement HRM/NU TutoringPlus, YMCA, YMCA of Greater Boston. 2016 September 13, 2016 Series Session #1: Resumes, Cover Letters, plus. This year’s community vendor job fair received positive feedback fromA.B.L.E. vendorspartnership and participants. HRM/NU Crossing/Operation Career Advancement 2016
October 11, 2016
Vendor/Employer feedback: 2016
November 15, 2016
August, 17, 2017
Series Session #2: Creating a Winning LinkedIn Profile HRM/NU Crossing/Operation A.B.L.E. feedback: partnership Career Advancement Participant Series Session #3: Career Planning Community Job Fair
“This2017 was a great event. 27, We 2017 were extremely thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with September HRM/ NU Crossing Student“I Leader Panel Presentation impressed with the number of eager the employers, and I am excited about the job applicants.” YMCA Training, Inc. Mockprospects. Interview ”Blitz 2017 2018
October 27, 2017 March 27, 2018
HRM/NU Crossing Writer’s Week Event – Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
In addition, Human Resource Management coordinated and participated in the following community-based events and trainings: 2018 August 1, 2018 Community Job Fair 2018
November, 9, 2018
January 17, 2019
Febuary 6, 2019
March 20, 2019
July 3, 2019
YMCA Training, Inc. Mock Interview Blitz Presentation on resumes and interviewing at United South End Settlements
Community Job Fair
Next Steps: • Continue to partner with Northeastern Crossing to develop programming and coordination of events. • Create an annual calendar, available at Northeastern Crossing, that will highlight our employment-related programming (employment trainings and education programs).
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES COMMUNITY HIRING & INTERNSHIPS Goals Committed 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.
2019 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. Northeastern University is proud to be a dedicated corporate partner to the Year Up program. 1. Information Technology Services (ITS) in 2019 was the host pilot of three interns from Year Up. 2. This program proved to be extremely successful, consequently ITS has continued their commitment to hire interns as part of a 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 goal is to offer successful participants permanent employment at Northeastern. 8. In 2019, a second department, Research Administration and Finance, began work with Year Up, taking its first intern. Future expansion is being considered. Northeastern University is proud to be a dedicated corporate partner to the Year Up program. • Build on existing temporary employment agency relationships to promote diverse and local hiring. • Evaluate the online posting sites where Northeastern posts job openings and research new posting sites with the goal of reaching local residents. • 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, Sampan, Fenway News, Bay State Banner, Mission Hill Gazette, Back Bay Courant, and Dorchester Reporter. 1. Flyers for the events were distributed to all of the City of Boston Main Streets organizations. 2. Ads were posted on Northeastern’s City and Community Affairs Facebook and Twitter accounts. 3. Ads were also posted on the listserv for Boston Career Link, YMCA Training Inc., and Operation A.B.L.E. • Continue to partner with Northeastern’s preferred temporary hiring agencies to focus their temporary placements on residents from our surrounding neighborhoods. Temporary Hiring Agencies: 1. KNF&T Staffing Resources 2. The Panther Group 3. Professional Staffing Group • Increased the number of diversity websites to which all Northeastern jobs are posted from eight sites to 13. • Northeastern’s Talent Acquisition team participated in YMCA Inc.’s Interview Blitz, the culmination of a 20-week program, assisting participants with their interview skills. • The Talent Acquisition team also supported training and networking efforts at Northeastern Crossing, including serving on panels for student leaders and providing guidance on resumeés and cover letters. • The team also did informational interviews with interested participants as a follow-up to these events. Our goal is to increase the number of Northeastern University employees from Boston. In 2019, the following percentage of Northeastern University employees are from Boston: Without PT Faculty
32% of overall workforce
With PT Faculty
28% of overall workforce
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. “The wonderful opportunity Northeastern has given to me and the rest of the crew is amazing. As a contractor, it’s very rare to find a client that literally looks out for your best interest. One that helps you actually build your brand. One with such an amazing open door. It’s more than a partnership. I call it a relationship. It’s a relationship that has grown even stronger throughout all these years. Most recently, they’ve given us the opportunity to assist in putting up the air structure at Carter Field, Literally training us on how to do so. As a result, that ended up landing us with contracts throughout the state. It wasn’t just about the university to Northeastern, it genuinely is about giving opportunities to small companies and individuals like myself. I love them for that. I love the pride my guys have knowing we could do something that most people can’t. I truly appreciate and admire Northeastern for their continued commitment to us.“ – Broovelt Lacet, Thom S. Carlson Corp
Business Development and Procurement
MINORITY, WOMEN AND SMALL LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES PROCUREMENT 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 2019 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 businesses • Small and Local businesses
Northeastern University’s Goals Given the significant size of investment the university makes every year on goods and services, the university’s 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 10 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
INITIATIVE AREAS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS In FY2019, 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. To accomplish this, Procurement Services has over the course of the year collaborated with numerous 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 from 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 $75 million. Of this total, $40.2 million represented spending with Woman and Minority owned business and $34.8 million in spending with Small and Local businesses. See Section III for details on these figures.
Community Networking Events Organization and planning during FY2019 by the Procurement Services department culminated in the 7th Annual Small, Local, Minority and Woman-Owned Businesses Networking event, which was held on Wednesday, August 22, 2019. This successful event had over 210 attendees and included 30 organizations staffing tables to share information about doing business with many of the Greater Boston-area colleges, universities and hospitals.
Associations and 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 nonprofit organization, which provides business operations training for start-up businesses • Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC), an organization committed to the certification and development of minority suppliers • Boston Chamber of Commerce Pacesetters program – Pacesetters is a partnership of large and midsized companies and anchor institutions that use their collective purchasing power to create opportunities at scale for local, minority-owned businesses. Pacesetters is aligned with the work of the chamber’s Committee on Economic Opportunity, which is charged with developing the united response of the business community to economic inequality. The Pacesetters goals are: 1. Contracts: Aim to increase the number of contracts and dollars spent among Pacesetters and local minority-owned businesses through a purposeful matchmaking process and setting bold diverse procurement spending goals. 2. Peer Learning: Foster partnerships between companies by working together to share best practices, enhance supplier diversity efforts, and build momentum around the Pacesetters initiative. 3. Data-Driven Sourcing: Encourage commitment from Pacesetters to collect, measure, and report on
their annual spending with local minority-owned businesses. We use this data to track progress and inform areas for diversifying spending. 4. Awareness: Work to raise awareness about the economic benefits of extending opportunities to minority-owned businesses and serve as a model for the Greater Boston business community.
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 FY2019, Tier 2 spending 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 subcontractors to Tier 1 suppliers.
2019 UNIVERSITY SPENDING REPORT The 2019 report year is defined by the university’s 2019 fiscal year, which began on July 1, 2018 and ended on June 30, 2019. Figures below are shown in millions of dollars (MM).
Tier 1 Supplier Spend $ 25.5 $ 34.7 $ 60.2
Supplier Classiﬁca�on WMBE SLBE Total (MM)
Tier 2 Supplier Spend $ 14.7 $ 0.1 $ 14.8
Total FY2019 $ 40.2 $ 34.8 $ 75.0
Northeastern University Historical Annual Spend - All MWBE & SLBE Suppliers (Exluding Credit Card Spending) FY2019
Total Overall Spend (M)
Northeastern University FY2019 Tier 1 & 2 Spend Results Women/Minority Owned Business Enterprises 120% 100% 80% 60%
All Other, 88%
WMBE, 12% Annual NU Goal
22% FY19 NU Results
Northeastern University FY2019 Tier 1 & 2 Spend Results Small Local Business Enterprises 120% 100% 80% 60%
All Other, 80%
Annual NU Goal
FY19 NU Results
40% 20% 0%
INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION SPENDING Goals Committed Northeastern will direct 30% of major design/construction spending in the Northeastern Institutional Master Plan to MBEs and 10% to WBEs.
Fiscal Year 2019 Key Progress and Current Status The following table presents FY19 design and construction expenditures with W/MBEs on Pedestrian Crossing, Carter Playground and the ISEC.
BUSINESS ENTITIES BUSINESS Minority ENTITIES Minority Women Women TOTAL TOTAL
IMP GOAL IMP 30% GOAL 30% 10% 10%
FY19 EXPENDITURES FY19 3.5% EXPENDITURES 3.5% 39.1% 39.1% 42.6% 42.6%
Northeastern has increased our total Institutional Master Plan W/MBE spending from 30.9% to 42.6% from FY18 to FY19.
OTHER DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION SPENDING Goals Committed Northeastern will direct 10% of design/construction spending for projects not described in the Northeastern Institutional Master Plan to Minority and Woman Owned and Small Local Business Enterprises (M/W/SLBE) within three years.
Fiscal Year 2019 Key Progress and Current Status The following table presents FY19 design and construction expenditures with M/W/SLBEs.
BUSINESS ENTITIES BUSINESS Minority ENTITIES Minority Women Women Small and Local Small TOTALand Local TOTAL
IMP GOAL IMP GOAL ---10% 10%
FY19 EXPENDITURES FY19 1.6% EXPENDITURES 1.6% 11.4% 11.4% 1.8% 1.8% 14.9% 14.9%
Building the Future
MBTA TRACK CROSSING In May 2019, Northeastern opened a new landscaped, accessible pedestrian crossing over the MBTAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Orange Line and Commuter Rail tracks. This pleasant crossing not only connects the north and south sides of the Northeastern campus, but is open to the public and improves the connection between the Roxbury and Fenway neighborhoods.
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 Northeasternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s housing linkage obligations.
2019 Key Progress While Northeastern did not have recently paid linkage funds to support affordable housing projects in the vicinity of campus, the university has kept ongoing communication with local neighborhood organizations, affordable housing developers, and the City of Boston about local affordable housing opportunities. The university expects to pay housing linkage fees for the new EXP science building on Columbus Avenue and will continue to work with partners and the city to appropriately direct these funds.
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 Institutional Master Plan (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, particularly in light of the anticipated opening of over 1,000 new dormitory beds during the next five years (720 at GrandMarc and at least 600 as a result of the Northeastern IMP).
2019 Key Progress This commitment has been fulfilled. Northeastern hired Byrne McKinney & Associates to complete an update of the Student Housing Impact Study. The report was published in June 2019. Pam McKinney presented the findings at the community task force meeting on July 23, 2019. The full report is available on the BPDA website: www.bostonplans.org/getattachment/d12057e6-f270-4643-8278-157e69b94656
NEW STUDENT HOUSING Goals Committed Northeastern University 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 Institutional Master Plan have elapsed. Housing should be a net addition to the stock of housing currently available to Northeastern students, that is, it should not be a conversion of master leased units. Housing shall be an addition to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s housing stock, that is, it shall not be created through the conversion or replacement of existing housing.
2019 Key Progress This commitment has been fulfilled. Northeastern has delivered 825 new student beds in the LightView building, which is owned and operated by American Campus Communities. Marketing and leasing of the student beds started in fall 2018 and the property was fully preleased by early winter 2019. Northeastern students are excited about this new on-campus residential experience and started moving into LightView in August 2018.
Additional Public Resources
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 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Community residents will have access to the facility on holidays or 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: To submit a Sports Ticket Request: northeastern.edu/crossing/contact/donationrequest-form
Visit the website for eligibility criteria, equipment check-out, and safety and security information. CONTACT: 140 Marino Center, Boston 617.373.4433 northeastern.edu/campusrec
THE FENWAY CENTER Each semester, the Music Department hosts a series of concerts and events that are free and open to the public. These events range from the Boston Symphony Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
WRBB 104.5 FM
The Visitor Center is a state-of-the-art facility that provides all visitors with an interactive look at the university through the eyes of its students, faculty, staff.
WRBB is a noncommercial, nonprofit, free-form station run by students at Northeastern University. The station offers musical diversity not available on any of Boston’s commercial stations.
Schedule an individual or group campus tour and/or information session. CONTACT: West Village F, 40 Leon Street 617.373.2200 firstname.lastname@example.org
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-squarefoot 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: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sundays in the summer CONTACT: To submit your art for consideration in an upcoming exhibition, you’ll need to complete an application form available on the website: northeastern.edu/art/category/ gallery-360/ 52
Members of the community can listen to a broad range of programming, including live broadcasts of Northeastern basketball, baseball, and hockey games. CONTACT: 174 Curry Student Center 617.373.2658 Facebook: @WRBBRadio
NORTHEASTERN CULTURE AND LANGUAGE LEARNING SOCIETY NUCALLS is a Northeastern student organization 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: email@example.com, nucalls.com
MYRA KRAFT OPEN CLASSROOM
A semesterlong 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.
Northeastern Students4Giving is a student-led philanthropy education program through which undergraduates award authentic grants to local nonprofit organizations.
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-kraft-open-classroom Twitter: @NU_PolicySchool Facebook: @northeasternpolicyschool
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, proving that art does not need to be contained by four walls. Around every corner are thought-provoking artworks created by students, faculty, and world-renowned 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/
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY MARINE SCIENCE CENTER
The Marine Science Center is part of the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences. The center is the marine research and educational facility of Northeastern University located on the peninsula at historic East Point in Nahant, Massachusetts.
Neighborhood Matters is a lunchtime series that celebrates the ways 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.
Outreach programs consist of: guided tours, field trips, educator resources, marine activities for students, environmental justice leadership programs for girls, including an annual High School symposium and other academic enrichment programs for middle and high school students. CONTACT For more information: Northeastern University Marine Science Center 430 Nahant Road, Nahant MA 01908 Phone: 781.581.7370, Fax: 781.581.6076 email@example.com
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org 617.373.7098
NORTHEASTERN DINING • Argo Tea (Snell Library) • café716 (716 Columbus Avenue) • Café Crossing (1175 Tremont Street) • Caffé Strega (ISEC, 805 Columbus Avenue) • Curry Center Dining (the Market, Sweet Tomatoes Pizza, Za’tar, UBurger, Kigo Kitchen, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, The West End, and Starbucks • Dunkin’ Donuts (Hayden and Shillman Hall) • Food Hall (Stetson West) • International Village Cafeteria (1155 Tremont Street) • Levine Marketplace (Stetson East) • Subway (Ryder Hall) CONTACT: For hours of operation and location information, visit nudining.com/hours or follow Facebook & Twitter: @NUDining 54
CAMPUS EXPLORATION TOURS Campus Exploration Tours provide students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students an opportunity to tour Northeastern University. They also hear firsthand from Northeastern faculty, staff, and students of color about their experiences at the university. CONTACT: Anthony Wilder Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion email@example.com 617.373.2132
CENTER FOR FAMILY BUSINESS
CENTER FOR STEM EDUCATION
Northeastern University’s Center for Family Business was founded in 1991. A membership-based educational program, the center’s activities focus on the unique interests of emerging leaders, successors and senior generation family members who are stakeholders in their family businesses.
The Center for STEM Education focuses on solidifying Northeastern University’s role as a major contributor to the improvement of K–16 education in Boston and the state of Massachusetts through creating, consolidating, and coordinating new and existing outreach programs that have a significant impact on the STEM pipeline, on STEM teaching and learning in grades K–16, on grades K–12 STEM outreach, and on STEM education research.
Bi-monthly participation with peers in small discussion groups allows forum members to address their own concerns 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: Clare Duggan 617.373.8380 Northeastern Account: firstname.lastname@example.org Google Account: email@example.com
CONTACT: Grace Oliveira Wyld 617.373.3718 firstname.lastname@example.org
DEPARTMENT CONTACT LIST Community Engagement and Investment John Tobin, Vice President of City and Community Affairs, email@example.com Becca Berkey, Director of Service-Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org Derek Lumpkins, Director of Neighborhood Partnerships and Programs; email@example.com Hilary Sullivan, Director of Co-Curricular Service Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org Sgt. John Farrell, Crime Prevention and Community Engagement, email@example.com Rebecca Riccio, Director of Social Impact Lab, firstname.lastname@example.org Giordana Mecagni, Northeastern University Library, email@example.com
Lifelong Learning Ebony Clinton, Senior Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org Martha M. Loftus, Director of Foundation Year, email@example.com Michael Fitzgerald, Special Events Manager and Community Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org Mary Loeffholz, Dean, College of Professional Studies, Professor of English, email@example.com Clare Duggan, Director of Programs and Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org
Workforce Development Stephen Rando, Interim Manager of Talent Acquisition, email@example.com
Business Development Michael McNamara, Director of Procurement Services, firstname.lastname@example.org Catherine Walsh, Associate Vice President of Fiscal & Management Services, email@example.com
Building the Future Maureen Hickey, Director of Strategic Initiatives, firstname.lastname@example.org Cassandra McKenzie, Project Director, email@example.com
Additional Public Resources Marisa Luse, Campus Engagement & Collaborations Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
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