LFA Conference - International House

The 2014 Lend for America Summit

About Lend for America (LFA)

LFA is a program of the Intersect Fund, a CDFI based in New Jersey. LFA helps college students start and run Campus MFIs. Campus MFIs are teams of students who go into their local college communities to find individuals and microbusinesses that need assistance. Students spend time understanding their local communities, motivating their clients, offering basic financial advice, and lending small amounts of money they have raised. Further information about Lend for America can be found at www.lendforamerica.com


Annual Lend for America Summit

The annual Lend for America Summit is a discussion-based summit that gathers leaders from campus MFIs, focusing on the development and achievement of each campus MFIs. The Summit includes hands-on training workshops that use real-life examples, advices on getting jobs and internships in the social sector, networking with social sector professionals and student leaders, and etc. We were very fortunate to have 5 students attend this years summit, with their reactions to the event available to be viewed in the following blog posts:

Kayoung Lee (’16) Executive Director
LFA Conference Takeaways

Jennifer Kowalski (’17) Media and Communications Director
Using Data to Measure Effectiveness

Daisy Yuan (’17)
Reading Critical Underwriting Documents 

Siyan Wang (’17)
Client Communication 

Sitao Guo (’16)
Advice on Getting Jobs and Internships in the Social Sector