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Your Neighborhood Partner

Building a stronger community together

Welcome Neighbors

Northwestern has demonstrated a strong commitment to Evanston and Chicago, and it is poised to build on existing efforts in the future. The University believes that through open access to campus resources, financial investments and people we will create a better future for our neighborhoods.

Northwestern is fortunate to be located in Evanston, one of the best college towns in the country. By working together, Northwestern, the city, the school districts, and many other organizations help make Evanston a strong community and a wonderful home for the University.”

President Morton Schapiro

Northwestern President Morton Schapiro

Working Together

Northwestern promotes partnerships that enhance community and campus life using three strategic and targeted initiatives.

Education, Child and Youth Development

Preparing our community's young people to be lifelong learners.

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Economic and Community Development

Creating economic opportunities and maximizing the University’s financial impact.

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Health and Public Safety

Working with the community to build a safe campus and neighborhood.
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Plows Get Cheery Makeover

painted plow

Evanston snow plows are looking particularly festive this winter thanks to the teachers and students who participated in the 10th annual Paint Evanston Plows Contest. Students were encouraged to depict school, city, holiday or winter spirit through this year’s theme, “Think Outside the Bag.” 

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