Santa Clara University

Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative 4.0 - Winter & Spring 2015
Start planning for your involvement in NPI's opportunities to put what you are learning in your business classes to use while making positive contributions to the local community: 
BUSN 188: Field Studies: Small Business Improvement Project (Requires enrollment in both winter and spring quarters) 2 units/quarter. Meets ELSJ core requirement. Information session Tuesday, November 4th, 5:30pm, Lucas 125 

NPI Fellowships - Five paid internships for LSB students in San Jose non-profits are now posted on BroncoLink (#'s listed below). 10 hours/week, January-early June 2015 
Deadline for application: November 5th 
Internships available: 
Center for Employment Training: Marketing & Public Relations Intern (57291) 
Cristo Rey San Jose Work Study Inc.: Program Logistics & Management Intern (57216) 
Washington Elementary School/Thriving Neighbors Initiative: Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Intern (57317) 

Check out the experience of the 2014 NPI Fellows»

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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NPI Video

View a recent video about the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative »

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


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