Who Serves in CDFI?

CDFI includes 20 students, most with substantial backgrounds in banking, finance, community development, marketing, or consulting. Typically, the clinic is made up of an even mix of law and business students.  

As this is a limited enrollment course, special consideration is given to students with particular passion for or experience in the above-listed areas, as well as former students of the Community and Economic Development Clinic. 

The experience of a Bank clinic student includes both the clinical work and a unique classroom experience. 
 
In addition to forming the community development bank, CDFI represents another client seeking to start a credit union in Fair Haven, a New Haven neighborhood with a large immigrant population.