Northeastern University is in the process of establishing the Center on Crime and Community Resilience. As described below, the Center will collaborate with the City of Boston to understand and address persistent public safety problems. The establishment of this research infrastructure will better position Northeastern to acquire external funding to support action-oriented research on crime and community resilience issues in other cities across the U.S. and internationally. The requested seed funding will support the hire of an Executive Director and one PhD student during the Center’s first year of existence. We anticipate making a “soft launch” of the Center during spring 2018 and formalize its operations at Northeastern over the course of the 2018-2019 academic year. The Co-PIs will work with the Executive Director to develop meaningful research partnerships with faculty and students across the nine colleges, work with City of Boston officials to initiate specific action research projects, and create external funding opportunities for projects in other cities. The Co-PIs will work with the GRI-supported PhD student on a specific Boston-based action research project during summer 2018. The Center will become a key GRI partner to support its university-wide interdisciplinary effort to advance resilience-related initiatives at Northeastern and beyond.