Santa Clara University

Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative 4.0 - Winter & Spring 2015
Congratulations 2015 NPI Fellows! 

Shannon Boselli - Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits
Madeleine  Burke - Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits
Karisma Garcia-Valencia - Office of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo
Anthony Hascheff - Washington Elementary School/Thriving Neighbors Initiative
Emily Lacey-Gordon - Center for Employment Training
Bianca Velez - Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Check out the experience of the 2014 NPI Fellows»


Welcome to the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative

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.

The dual goals of NPI are:

  • Provide hands on, community-based learning opportunities for LSB undergraduate students to use their business education to contribute to prosperity in low income neighborhoods.Through these experiences students will also gain perspectives on social justice and community engagement, and how they can incorporate these into their lives during and post-SCU.
  • In collaboration with community partners, contribute time, energy, knowledge and creativity to activities that foster economic prosperity for individuals, organizations and businesses in low income neighborhoods in San Jose.

Yolanda's Market

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NPI Video

View a recent video about the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative »

2011-2012 SCU President's Report:
See Page 20


 Ignatian Center

See what other community based learning projects students are involved in through the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education »
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