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Your Neighborhood Partner

Building a stronger community together

Welcome Neighbors

While it isn't clear to me that this incredible city of Evanston needs a strong and vital Northwestern to be a great city, it is clear to me that Northwestern needs a strong and vital Evanston to be a great university and we are fortunate to be located in this fantastic place.”

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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Northwestern Safety & Security and Research Safety partners with Evanston Fire Department

Members of the Evanston Fire Department, Northwestern Safety and Security and Research Safety joined together to practice simulated drills involving exposure to potentially hazardous materials. 

Northwestern, 'Rebuilding Together' Draws University Volunteers to Help Families in Need

Northwestern University’s Facilities Management department, in collaboration with the University’s Office of Neighborhood and Community Relations and the City of Evanston, undertook a variety of projects Saturday to repair the homes of families in need. Read the story on Northwestern Now.

Northwestern Now Q&A: What Evanston Neighbors Should Know About Northwestern's Return to Campus


Northwestern Now asked Northwestern leaders to explain the University's plans for Fall Quarter. Read about an edited series of questions and answers about testing protocols, expectations for students, faculty and staff plans for dealing with positive cases, and more here