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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. 

Virtual Info Sessions for NPI 11.0 (Winter and Spring Quarter of 2022):
Tuesday, November 2 12:30-1:00pm
Thursday, November 4 5:00-5:30pm


Please see the Get Connected Calendar for Zoom information. Anyone with a login can view the Get Connected Calendar.


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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 Logo Final_edited.jpgCommercial cleaning services company
Immaculate CleaningResidential 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
 Residential cleaning services company 

Artedise print graphics logo

Print and graphic design service company

(formerly Califorprint)

Flower shop
Green Bay HaulingDebris 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 houseResidential cleaning services company 
Residential cleaning service 
Auto repair shop 
Drawing of two women holding up pineapples.

Food Truck Taqueria in Los Angeles area