The Democracy Center is a 21st century meetinghouse that supports organizers creating a more sustainable, just, connected, expressive, and equitable world. 


We are the headquarters of five nonprofit organizations and home to over 500 events for 100 local and national organizations every year.

What We Do

The Democracy Center works to foster a more vibrant local and global democracy by supporting more sustainable, united and stronger communities of action. We do this by providing non-profits and other groups, which directly promote our mission, affordable space for meetings, events, fundraisers, etc. and by connecting student organizers to local campaigns.

Since our founding in 2001, the Democracy Center has gone through many changes. The Center is a vibrant activist and progressive community space located in the heart of Harvard Square. In a city where independent non-commercial space is rare, the Center provides an exciting alternative space for a variety of student and community groups in and around the Boston area.

Meetinghouse Program

By offering affordable space and logistical resources to organizers, activists, creatives, and neighbors, particularly those with little or no budget, the Democracy Center’s Meetinghouse Program supports vibrant community organizing and community building toward a more sustainable, just, connected, expressive and equitable world.

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The Democracy Center

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45 Mount Auburn Street

Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138


(617) 492-8855