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At Freedom First CU, People 'Bank for Good'

CU undergoes rapid transformation into pillar of the community.
'Serving people of modest means is hard-coded in our bylaws.'
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Putting the 'Personal' in Personal Finance

'I work for the CU but I’m not here to sell you on the CU, I’m here to help you.’
St. Louis Community CU’s educators must bridge the wide trust gap that exists between the underserved and financial institutions.
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Reviving the Spirit of St. Louis

St. Louis Community CU offers a gateway to hope, dignity, and affordable financial services.
Serving the underserved can be a viable business strategy.
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CDFI Certification Helps CUs Spread Services Far and Wide

National Federation of CDCUs to host webinar explaining the certification process.
Grants help CUs develop sustainable programs for low-income members and communities.
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Federation Receives Grant for Shared Banking Platform

Seed capital will help smaller CUs work together.
Federation also receives $125,000 award for leadership program.
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Small CUs Seek Ways to Work Together

Avoiding mergers or liquidation may require greater cooperation.
"As each CU disappeared we said, ‘soon, we will be next.' ’’
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Serving Low-Income Populations Requires Innovation

‘We must be creative at applying the tools we have as effectively as possible.’
Low-income consumers need relief from payday lenders, more public and private investment, and greater access to mainstream financial products and services.
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Why Financial Empowerment Matters

Consumer financial education amplifies the impact of other social programs.
Combining workforce development with financial counseling can prevent people from needing additional government help.
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How to Build Community Partners

‘The only ones that work are those where everybody gets value.’
Cooperation was a central theme of the Federation’s 2013 Annual Conference in Baltimore.
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Reach the Underserved

Tips for CUs from a public policy innovator.
The quality of your offerings is irrelevant if you don’t get them in front of those who need them.
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