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The Office of Community Relations is a department of Tufts’ University Relations division. Community Relations creates the bridge between Tufts and its host communities of Medford, Somerville and Chinatown. Please subscribe to our Neighborhood Newsflash, and e-newsletter to keep you up to date on what is happening at Tufts.

What We Do at Tufts

  • Advise university departments about a wide range of opportunities and connections in our host communities and advise them on maintaining these relationships.
  • Work with student organizations on community service and volunteer opportunities.
  • Manage the logistics of the annual Tufts Community Appeal campaign and the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund grant opportunity.

What We Do in the Community

  • Build and maintain relationships with our neighbors.
  • Make university resources available to the community.
  • Connect Tufts programs to specific community needs.
  • Present Tufts’ annual Community Day – a celebration of our partnerships with Medford and Somerville.
  • Manage the Tufts Neighbors Page – a collection of lectures, discussions, concerts, art exhibits, performances, and other Tufts campus events that are open to our neighbors. Visit the site often!

Community Relations Facebook Page

Thank you to Congressman Jim McGovern. At a U.S. House Agriculture Committee hearing, Congressman Jim McGovern praised the leadership of Tufts University and the ARS Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging for their leadership in agriculture research. ...

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Earlier this week, MyWRA Executive Director, Patrick Herron, described new projects to a large crowd of supporters. Tufts University is proud to be a long-time partner of MyRWA. ...

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Slideshow: Neighbors Page, May 2012 – Images by Tufts University
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