Social Change @ Northeastern
The Burnes Center builds on the many social impact projects taking place across Northeastern’s colleges and schools.
The Burnes Center is but one of many innovative and bold projects to promote social change and social justice across the University. We want to celebrate the broad range of social impact initiatives at Northeastern seeking to improve people’s lives.
SOCIAL CHANGE @ NORTHEASTERN
The following is a partial list that will be regularly updated. If your work is not on this list already, we would love to include it. Please share your information by emailing us and we will be in touch with you.
Current Projects: Social Change @ Northeastern
Together, Boston Ballet and Northeastern University provide dancers with the opportunity to earn bachelor’s or advanced degrees while continuing their demanding practice and performance schedule. In preparation for their transition from professional dancing, this partnership offers degree programs and experiential learning opportunities that will position them for success as they start new careers.
Boston Housing Support Stations
We are a coalition working together to fight displacement and eviction during the COVID crisis and beyond. This effort has resulted in a rich collaboration among the NuLawLab, the City of Boston Artist-in-Residence program and Office of Housing Stability, Maverick Landing Community Services, City Life Vida Urbana, Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Suffolk University Legal Innovation & Technology Lab, Ropes & Gray, and Runcible Studios to introduce “housing stability stations” throughout Boston neighborhoods. The stations are designed to provide local residents with access to two things: (1) computers, internet access, and printers; and (2) law student volunteers who can help them use that technology to access the various government and non-profit programs that are making money (and other resources) available to secure housing stability in the wake of the pandemic.
Boston Research Center
The Boston Research Center (BRC), based at the University Libraries, is a digital community history and archives lab. The mission of the BRC is to help bring Boston’s deep neighborhood and community histories to light through the creation and use of new technologies. Through these technologies, Boston residents can share the underrepresented stories from their community’s past, as well as a deeper understanding of how this past shapes our present.
Bridge to Calculus
Rajini Jesudason, Program Director
Bridge to Calculus prepares high school students to take AP calculus and other calculus courses, mainly through its signature program, an intensive six-week summer session on the Northeastern University campus. Math skills open opportunities for all students.
Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict
The Brudnick Center seeks solutions to problems of hostility and hatred based on group differences through research projects, educational endeavors, and collaboration.
Business Sustainability Initiative
Northeastern University is deeply committed to integrating sustainability into the academic curriculum. A Northeastern education integrates the theory and practice through active learning, problem-driven research, corporate partnerships, and experiential assignments. Sustainability is one of the university’s overarching research themes. Faculty pursue research that addresses global and societal problems.