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Interested in using your business skills to contribute to local low-income neighborhoods? Check out these opportunities available this year through the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI): 

NPI Fellows: These are paid internships in local non-profit organizations in which you can apply your business skills to contribute, and learn. The internships are 10 hours/week, January-June (both winter and spring quarters). The placements for 2016 include:
• Communications and Events Coordination Intern for The Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (ID#68649)
• Community Development Intern for Ignatian Center Thriving Neighbors Initiative (ID#68566)
• Program Coordinator Intern for Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, Family College Success Center (ID#68687)
• Program Assistant for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School San Jose Work Study, Inc. (ID#68565)
• Social Media Coordinator Intern for the Center for Employment Training (ID#68619)
• Communications Intern, Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo, City of San Jose (ID#68852)
• Legislative Policy Intern, Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo, City of San Jose (ID#68554)
Read about the experience of past NPI Fellows. Position descriptions are posted on BroncoLink and linked to the above listings. Deadline for applications: October 23rd, 2015. 

BUSN 188 - Field Studies in Community Engagement: This is a 2-unit course that meets both winter and spring quarters (total of 4 units) and satisfies the ELSJ core requirement. In this course students work in teams applying classroom learning working with small businesses in low-income neighborhoods in San Jose. Come to information session on November 3rd, 5:30pm in Lucas 125 to find out more. Check out the NPI student blog to read about the experiences of students in the class in 2015.


Welcome to the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative

Launched in January 2012, the LSB Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI) provides opportunities for students to contribute to, and learn from, businesses, individuals and organizations in low income neighborhoods in the San Jose area around issues of economic prosperity. Funded and housed in the Leavey School of Business, NPI is part of SCU's larger Place-based Initiative.

The dual goals of NPI are:

  • Provide hands on, community-based learning opportunities for LSB undergraduate students to use their business education to contribute to prosperity in low income neighborhoods.Through these experiences students will also gain perspectives on social justice and community engagement, and how they can incorporate these into their lives during and post-SCU.
  • In collaboration with community partners, contribute time, energy, knowledge and creativity to activities that foster economic prosperity for individuals, organizations and businesses in low income neighborhoods in San Jose.

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2011-2012 SCU President's Report:
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