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Tina
Tina is a long-time teacher turned entrepreneur and she recently opened Emaginations, an after-school, K-5 education center where “thinking outside the box” becomes the norm. Unlike traditional teaching settings, where there is so much emphasis being placed on standardized test scores, Tina believes that all children have a gift and a talent. Her goal is to provide the right learning environment, so that children can work together and tap into their innate creativity to solve fun and educational challenges in hands-on projects.

Tina has over 16 years of educational experiences working in urban, suburban and affluent school districts. She has effectively used her professional experiences to propel her students to higher levels of academic achievement, increasing standardized test scores by an average of 43%. In addition to transferring her passion for learning and teaching to her students, Tina has facilitated multiple district professional development workshops for internal and external district clients. She has served in supervisory positions as a grade level chairperson. Tina has a unique rapport with students and staff and has been able to transfer her energy, enthusiasm, and passion to create programs and organizations for students, which led to the opening of an educational environment that gives students the opportunity to use their diverse academic backgrounds and showcase their individual gifts.

Her curriculum is nonconventional, and it seeks to nourish the skills that standard-driven public schools often neglect. Through Emaginations’ focus on teamwork, risk-taking, creativity and diversity, children gain self-confidence, begin to think critically and learn to love learning.

Emaginations is a place where a love of learning is projected to change the face of how all kids learn and create a movement within corporate recruitment and retention. Tina will use this loan to purchase classroom supplies and advertising.

For more information, see her website: http://www.emaginations.org/

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of the Kiva City Newark initiative in partnership with the Intersect Fund. Kiva City Newark is a subset of Kiva City, a program that allows Kiva lenders to make microloans to small businesses in the United States with the help of community organizations and U.S. Field Partners.

About The Intersect Fund

The Intersect Fund (IF) is a rapidly growing, nonprofit microlender and a certified Community Development Financial Institution that equips entrepreneurs in low-income areas of New Jersey with the skills and capital they need to build profitable businesses. Since inception, the organization has served more than 500 entrepreneurs. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to impact an even greater number of entrepreneurs in New Jersey and help them boost their incomes.

About United States

  • $47,000
    Average annual income
  • 17
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  • $10,959,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $4,300 helped Tina to purchase classroom supplies and advertise.
41% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 30, 2014
Listed
May 31, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A