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Leavey School of Business Santa Clara University

Get Involved

Help to change lives in our neighborhoods. Here are two ways you can become involved with the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative, and you can view previous NPI business clients below.

Take a Course

BUSN 188: (Field Studies: LSB Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative) is a 4 unit course offered over two quarters (winter and spring -- 2 units per quarter) each year to introduce students to local low-income neighborhoods and their businesses. The course satisfies the core requirement for Experiential Learning for Social Justice (ELSJ).

Students complete 16 hours of direct service in the community during the quarter through participation in class projects designed to apply classroom learnings to organizations and businesses in the local community. Interested students can attend an NPI information session to learn more.

Info Sessions for NPI 12.0 (Winter and Spring Quarter of 2023):
Wednesday, November 2, 5:00-5:30pm Benson Parlor A
Thursday, November 3, 5:00-5:30pm Benson Parlor A


Pursue an Independent Project

Students interested in working on projects in the neighborhood—possibly as a continuation of activities begun in BUSN 188—may go through the approval process for independent study. All students doing an independent project connected to NPI will enroll in the NPI Seminar.


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Party supplies and candy store


Custom-designed chocolate-dipped strawberries

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Immaculate Cleaning Residential cleaning services company 
Residential cleaning services company 


Women's support group for Latina entrepreneurs
  Food truck and catering business offering sushi, poke, and ramen  
Logo with children and a rainbow  Family daycare 
Las Palmas Logo black outline.png  Market and taqueria 

David and Aron Landscaping Logo

Landscape services business
 Lotus Maid Services logo Residential cleaning services company 

Artedise print graphics logo

Print and graphic design service company

(formerly Califorprint)

Flower shop
Green Bay Hauling Debris box rental services

Licia Imports Logo

Retail store specializing in Portuguese imports

La Mejor Taqueria 2


Emit Mini Market


Retail store specializing in Latin desserts 
Circular logo with cleaning supplies in outline of a house Residential cleaning services company 
Residential cleaning service 
Auto repair shop 
Drawing of two women holding up pineapples.

Food Truck Taqueria in Los Angeles area 

Turin Body Shop Logo

Auto body shop

K&J Sweets Logo


Decoraciones Alvizar Logo

Wedding planning

Maelbita Ice Cream

Ice cream vendor

Tamales El Tamalero Logo

Tamale & taco food truck