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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.

2013-2014 LACI Board

President: Kevin Kou
VP of Projects: Carson Lam
Director of Projects: Amy Chen
Director of Projects: Ravi Bhatt
VP of External Relations: Murali Joshi
Director of External Relations: Christine Xu
Director of External Relations: Zach Miller
VP of Human Resources: Sian Ye
Director of Human Resources: Neel Bhoopalam
Director of Human Resources: Anna Silk
VP of Finance/Technology: Matthew Prusak
Director of Finance/Technology: Pallavi Malhotra
Director of Finance/Technology: Tal Levy
VP of Marketing: Ryan Kim
VP of Fellowship: James Freymuth