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.