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About Community Relations

Committed neighborhood partner

Our Mission

Northwestern and Evanston have been inextricably linked since their founding in the mid-nineteenth century.  Working together, we have been able to thrive, support and sustain each other.  Building on our common history and the Good Neighbor, Great University initiative since its start in 2010, the Northwestern affirms its commitment to be in partnership with the Evanston community.  Leveraging the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students and alumni, we strive to continuously make our neighborhoods stronger. The University is committed to becoming a national model for how a major research institution engages with the city in which it resides. 

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Many University departments offer services and assistance to our Evanston neighbors. Explore these resources to learn more.

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Creating Strong Ties

Learn more about the University's commitment to creating strong partnerships with our Evanston neighbors.
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Our Community Partnerships

Bringing our community together to magnify the impact made by the University and its partners.
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