First Annual Educational Community Web Summit

We are pleased to announce that on November 6th, 2009, Campus Kiva and High School Kiva will be pairing up to host the first annual Educational Community Web Summit. In addition to fantastic live guest speakers, including Kiva’s President, Premal Shah, and Jonathon Stalls, who is walking from Denver to Maine to support Kiva, we will be hearing from high school and college Kiva chapters nation-wide and microfinance partners in the field. Together, the entire Kiva community will learn about the roles and achievements of clubs and individuals from around the world.

In conjunction with the conference, Campus Kiva will be launching its brand new website, which will feature a discussion forum to continue the international educational dialogue about Kiva and microfinance.

The entire Kiva community is welcome to participate in order to learn more about Campus Kiva and High School Kiva.

RSVP is required to join the call. If you would like to participate please contact Josephine D'Allant at for the call in number.

For questions or further information, or if your chapter would like to submit a video to be included in the conference, please contact Josephine D’Allant at

We hope you will join us on November 6th!

About the author

Chelsa Bocci

Chelsa was part of the founding team at Kiva in 2005 and was responsible early on for establishing Kiva's global Microfinance Partnerships program where she managed a great deal of relationships with Kiva's Field Partners, primarily in Africa, and oversaw Kiva's Microfinance Operations programs; Inventory Management and Kiva's expansive Fellows Program. Chelsa is currently responsible for leading Kiva's Marketing and Community teams, which includes Online Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Content Management, Community Engagement and Support. Prior to Kiva, Chelsa was a Corporate Recruiter and Immigration Specialist with Barclays Global Investors. She returned to the U.S. following a period of extensive world travel and work abroad; including Social Work with HIV-positive children in South Africa and tsunami relief efforts in Thailand and Indonesia. Chelsa received her B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and has completed certifications in Social Performance Management, Framework for Reporting/Analysis/Monitoring/ Evaluation (FRAME), Behavioral Interviewing/Talent Selection, Risk Management Strategies, and Human Resources Management.