Six Corners Association invites business owners and neighborhood stakeholders to our bi-annual Community Leaders Roundtable hosted by Fischman's Public House & Bottle Shop. Sophia Zisook will provide a presentation on Kiva. There will be ample time for networking and breakfast!
Sophia is a Licensed Social Worker and the Regional Manager, North Central Region of Kiva, a mission-driven nonprofit that crowd-funds micro-loans to serve the financially excluded. Kiva provides 0% interest loans of up to $10,000 to small business owners across the US. Sophia is also on the board of Directors for Everybody Dance Now! (EDN!), a nonprofit organization that provides free dance classes to underserved youth. Previously, she was the Founding Executive Director of the Chicago chapter of EDN!, becoming the fastest growing chapter in the organization's history. Sophia graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Master's in Social Work at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She is an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow at the University of Cambridge, a recipient of DePaul University's James R. Doyle Leadership award and the Women of Spirit and Action Alumni award, as well as a Youth Service America ambassador. Through each of her ventures, Sophia works to dismantle the systems that disenfranchise those who are underserved, and help to enrich the lives of others.