The SCU Thriving Neighbors Initiative will actively promote strategic ties between Santa Clara University and the Greater Washington Community of San Jose in order to advance prosperity and education of both SCU students and neighborhood students as whole persons in whole communities.
Designed to make college a reality for all, the first phase of Thriving Neighbors includes the launch of a fourth- and fifth- grade academic enrichment program. This program integrates science, technology, literacy, and California Common Core Standards into an 8-week, project-based, afterschool program.
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. Read More.