Oct 13, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci
Happy Hour in NYC this Thursday!

Calling all New Yorkers! 

The Kiva New York Team  is made up of Kiva lenders and volunteers, and they are hosting a happy hour event this week to bring together all lenders in the New York area.  This event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Kiva, so share with your coworkers, friends and family in the area – they would love to meet them!

When:  Thursday, October 15th (6-8:00pm)

Where:  Revival Bar (near Union Square and subway lines 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, W, L)

Visit their Facebook Invite:  RSVP here!

Join the Kiva New York Lending Team to help raise awareness about Kiva.  They hold monthly meetings to plan events and set goals for outreach in NYC.  They’re interested in working with schools, colleges, and companies in the area, so visit their website here if you’re interested in having them help you set up an awareness event!

Visit their Kiva Lending Team page or check out their new website for more!  

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Chelsa has been with Kiva from the beginning and was responsible for establishing Kiva's 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 growing and further engaging Kiva's community through three channels: Kiva Lending Teams, Social Networks, and Events. 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.

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