Santa Clara University

Grand Reopening Celebration

Join the students of NPI 4.0 (BUSN 188) for a Grand Celebration of the Local Business Renovation Project

Saturday, May 30th
La Mejor Taqueria #2,
102 Willow St., San Jose

Help us celebrate the collaboration between Santa Clara University, the Center for Employment Training and local businesses of the Washington neighborhood. Program features remarks by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and LSB Dean Drew Starbird. Talk with the BUSN 188 students about their work with Perfumeria Jimena, Amigo Wireless, Sidhu Market and La Mejor Taquieria #2. Burritos, balloons and Mariachis too!


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.

Yolanda's Market

Take a Tour

NPI Video

View a recent video about the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative »

2011-2012 SCU President's Report:
See Page 20


 Ignatian Center

See what other community based learning projects students are involved in through the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education »
Printer-friendly format