If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

I’d love to have dinner with the Roman poet Catullus; it would be fascinating to hear from the avant-garde of 2000 years ago.

What motivates you to create social impact?

It’s fulfilling, worthwhile, and quintessentially human to help other people.

Host Site Overview

Local Enterprise Assistance Fund LEAF’s mission is to promote human and economic development by providing financing and development assistance to cooperatives and social purpose ventures that create and save jobs for low-income people.

Host Site Project

Local Enterprise Assistance Fund LEAF’s mission is to promote human and economic development by supporting cooperatives and social purpose ventures that create and save jobs for low-income people. LEAF works with entrepreneurs and supports their community impact in a number of key areas. Since its founding over 30 years ago, LEAF has invested and leveraged over $91 million, resulting in the creation or retention of more than 6,600 jobs. LEAF lends nationally, with a focus on: – Community-owned food cooperatives that create high quality jobs and provide access to healthy food – Low-income cooperative housing developments – Worker-owned firms and other social enterprises. LEAF seeks a New Sector RISE Fellow to improve operations and the quality and reach of our organizational impact. The Fellow will be interested in developing skills for careers in social enterprises, economics, and marketing. The Fellow’s work will focus on the areas outlined in the core responsibilities.