Office of City and Community Engagement
Every morning during the week, Northeastern student Yasser Aponte navigates the tight, densely-packed streets of Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood until the streets suddenly, almost without warning, give way to a lush, two-acre farm. It’s there that Aponte (literally) rolls up his sleeves, and gets to work weeding, watering, harvesting, and planting food for his community.
For years, Northeastern Crossing has provided Boston residents with space to innovate, exercise, and learn. Since remote work and virtual events have become the new normal, the organization has provided a digital space to meditate and talk out anxieties through Afro Flow Yoga, a combination of West African dance and traditional yoga.