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Hope Community Credit Union 1 yr Anniversary

Singers Doubose Edwards & Stephanie Stigall @ Hope Community Credit Union in Memphis,TN.

Hope begins credit union at Provine High School


Hope Federal Credit Union is working toward making the future brighter by providing Provine High School students with the knowledge of financial tools and services that can help them gain success. By opening the first student-run credit union branch in Jackson, it is giving business academy students the opportunity to hone what they have learned in the classroom by teaching their fellow Provine students.

“We are teaching the students to understand the financial system,” said Pearl Wicks, senior vice president of retail operations. “How to open a savings account, apply for a mortgage, manage debt, to save no matter what the income level is.”

The branch, now opened two days a week during the school’s lunch hour, had its ribbon cutting in October, but Hope has been working with Provine through the business academy for the last three years. The program was created with the ultimate goal of opening this student branch and is patterned after a similar program in Nashville.

Johnson County Crisis Center reaches warehouse goal, still seeks donations for annual campaign

IOWA CITY — While the Crisis Center of Johnson County has reached its fundraising goal for a food bank expansion, center officials worry its capital campaign has caused a slowdown in December giving to the annual campaign.

As of Friday, the organization had raised about $30,000 of its $235,000 December goal, said Sara Sedlacek, center communications and development director. Funds raised in the last month of the year typically amount to about one-third of the center’s total annual revenue.

“That’s significantly less than what we are usually at at this time,” she said. “We’re definitely feeling the effects of the capital campaign.

“Things are much slower than they typically are right now. We assume it’s because the warehouse campaign just ended.”

Sedlacek said it’s not unusual for a capital campaign to eat into annual fundraising efforts. But she noted those funds help maintain the center’s programing.

What socially responsible, local, community-oriented bank is located within the Logan Square area of Chicago?

The ideal answer would be a non-profit banking institution, such as a credit union. Sadly, a search I have already undertaken did not yield any results.

While I don't know if they have many North Side locations, South Shore bank is a really interesting, community focused institution. They focus on building the community through local investments. I'm not sure of their profit status however.