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Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative


Hands-on learning while you use your business skills to contribute to a community in need.

As a part of Santa Clara's larger Thriving Neighbors Initiative, the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative connects you and the knowledge you gain in the classroom with a community in need.

The Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative has two goals for you:

Hands on, community-based learning 

Use skills acquired in accounting, marketing, and management courses to contribute to prosperity in low income neighborhoods.Through these experiences you will develop new perspectives on social justice and community engagement, and how you can incorporate these into your life during and after your SCU program. Get involved with NPI »

Collaboration with community partners

With your contribution of time, energy, knowledge and creativity, you help our community partners in activities that foster economic prosperity for individuals, organizations and businesses in low income neighborhoods in San Jose. Meet our community partners »

Help the Local Community

Enroll in our Field Studies Course (BUSN188) where you will put your skills to work helping local small businesses.

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