Growth Through Service
Los Angeles Community Impact is a pro-bono student consulting organization that strengthens non-profits and small businesses in the Los Angeles area by addressing their business-related challenges

Grounded on a powerful service-learning concept, LACI both improves the Los Angeles community through consulting and fosters the personal and professional growth of the next generation of business leaders.

Our Approach
Each semester, LACI members are divided into teams of 4-5 student consultants and paired with clients for 10-week (or semester-long) consulting projects. With the guidance of Team Leaders and the LACI Board, each team regularly engages with its selected client, professor mentors, and fellow LACI members to pursue the following goals:

Identify the client’s business-related challenges
Conduct research to find practical solutions
Develop a final deliverable of strategic recommendations

Service Learning
LACI is the first student organization at USC to emphasize a complete focus on service-learning. Service-learning is the idea that students can learn real-world, applicable skills while performing valuable services for the community. Our projects encourage LACI consultants to use and practice skills that are necessary in the non-profit and small business world.

LACI ultimately creates a symbiotic relationship with a community partner – members gain valuable experiences from the project while the client and community benefits from our work.

2015-2016 LACI Board

President: Ling Zeng

VP of Projects: MaryAlice Peng
Director of Projects: Lauren Barth
Director of Projects: Aditi Ramesh

VP of External Relations: Maika Koehl
Director of External Relations: Roshan Desai
Director of External Relations: Maddi Eckert

VP of Human Resources: Kimaya Karnawat
Director of Human Resources: Rikki Hu
Director of Human Resources: Khai Pham
Director of Human Resources: Marc Pakravan

VP of Fellowship: Monica Liu
Director of Fellowship: Mark Lee
Director of Fellowship: Emily Friedman

Director of Finance: Becky Teper
Director of Internal Resources: Roc Su
Director of Internal Resources: Kevin He
Director of Technology: Zach Ameri
Director of Technology: Tal Levy