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Originally posted by Willy Franzen on May 11, 2013. Updated through a sponsorship agreement.
Posted by Willy Franzen on May 11, 2013. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Home Therapies Program Mgr(31)||Salem, NH|
|Agile Project Manager - Tech Startup||Las Vegas, NV|
|Registered Nurse Tulsa OK 5K Sign On Bonus Available for Qualified Candidates||Tulsa, OK|
|Indonesia - USAID Project Management Assistant (Monitoring & Evaluation), FSN-8||United States|
|HVAC Field Service and Testing Technician||Sunbury, OH|
|Inpatient Dialysis Services RN||Adrian, MI|
|Development Program Assistant (Environment) - SOL-306-14-71 OPPD FSN||United States|
|Administrative Assistant, Equities Research Technology||New York, NY|
|Education Coordinator (RN) Home Therapies||Oklahoma City, OK|
|Director, OEM & Alliances - Americas||San Francisco Bay Area, CA|
College students have a reputation for being broke, yet they always find a way to buy the essentials (most often that seems to be beer). In fact, most students borrow money to pay for their education, so it seems a bit odd to consider them a lending source. Yet that’s exactly what Lend for America is doing. They’re a New Brunswick, NJ based non-profit that believes that “with the right tools, college students can change the lives of their communities’ low-income families and gain a broader social perspective.” The tools they are talking about are centered around microfinance–a way that people even on college student budgets can make a meaningful investment.
Lend for America’s inspiration comes from the fact that so many college students “hunger for a substantive way to make a difference in their communities.” Instead of relying on individual students to act alone, they encourage students to form “campus microfinance institutions.” They already have chapters at Brown, ASU, UNC, Yale, Alabama, Georgetown, Rutgers, Grinnell, SMU, Notre Dame, Bentley, Wisconsin, and Northwestern, and they’re looking to add more. Lend for America supports these organizations with “access to [their] resource library, small grants, invitations to our annual conference, unlimited technical assistance including on-site consulting, and networking opportunities.” It’s a really cool model that I think has a lot of potential. If you’d like to be part of it, check out Lend for America’s Jobs page. Right now they’re looking for a Program Associate, and there’s als an LFA Fellowship Program.
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