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Self-Help Credit Union Renews its Commitment to Charlotte, NC

By staff
  | Aug 01, 2019

Ribbon cutting at Self-Help CU's Grand Opening in Charlotte

The Grand Opening of a new branch in Charlotte, NC was a day to celebrate Self-Help’s CU longstanding commitment to families seeking greater economic opportunity in the Charlotte area. Thanks to everyone who came out and made us feel so welcome!

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Breaking Barriers and Building Coalitions: Thoughts from Andrea Harris

By staff
  | Jul 15, 2019

Photo of Andrea Harris

Andrea Harris is a person who doesn’t like silos—or, for that matter, any box or barrier that limits people. Throughout her career, she has refused to be deterred by obstacles and has been guided by her vision of what should be. Her life has been dedicated to hands-on help and shoe-leather advocacy for families of limited means. She has worked on behalf of the very young and the very old. She has worked for families in urban and rural areas. She has befriended people with all kinds of backgrounds and beliefs, and she has brought them together.

Now we at Self-Help Credit Union are fortunate that she has brought her many talents to us.

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Announcing Self-Help Credit Union's 2019 Scholars

By staff
  | Jun 26, 2019

Photos of SHCU scholarship winners

They have all kinds of aspirations, from helping people with disabilities to video editing and singing. They come from many different locations in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. All of them have a proven record of service or leadership in their communities. And each of them received $1,000 from Self-Help Credit Union as they pursue vocational school or college.

Congratulations, Self-Help Scholars! Read more to see all of this year’s winners.

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Editorial in Washington Examiner: “Don’t Gut Payday Loan Protections”

By Staff
  | Jun 12, 2019

Payday logo

“Soul-crushing.” “A hole you can’t get out of.” “A living hell.” These descriptions are from borrowers who have been trapped in payday loans. In an op ed that appeared in the Washington Examiner, Diane Standaert of the Center for Responsible Lending makes the case for keeping sensible payday lending rules.

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A New Charlotte Branch, Testimony in D.C. and More: Our Latest News

By staff
  | May 06, 2019

Self-Help Credit Union has lots of recent news: a new branch opened in Charlotte, NC; the Center for Responsible Lending testified before a Congressional committee on payday lending and other small consumer loans; and we were out and about for Earth Day and other community events. Read all about it here. 

Self-Help staffers volunteer for Community Urban AgriNomics on Earth Day.

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Our 2018 Annual Report: Stories of Faith, Growth & Impact

By staff
  | Apr 19, 2019

Alianza Hispana Grand Opening

Self-Help’s latest annual report is now available! The online report covers all facets of our work in 2018, including our credit unions, business and nonprofit lending, real estate development and advocacy. The report includes stories of faith and persistence, and also a lot of celebration. 

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ABC Center Ushers in Entrepreneurs and New Services in East Durham

By staff
  | Apr 04, 2019

Cutting ribbon at grand opening of the ABC Center in East Durham, NC

Saturday, March 30 was a beautiful day for a grand opening in Durham, NC. Hundreds of people gathered in East Durham, North Carolina to enjoy community festivities and a ribbon-cutting that marked the opening of the Angier Business & Children’s Center.

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Scholarships, a New Charlotte Branch and Boosting Kids' Nutrition

By staff
  | Mar 21, 2019

A Safe Place childcare - kids shucking corn

Our latest e-news is now available, including information on Self-Help scholarships, our new branch opening in Charlotte, and helping children get better nutrition where they learn. Read all about it now and be sure to subscribe to this blog and future e-letters, which are delivered straight to your inbox every other month. Click the subscribe button on this page. 

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We're Not Immune to March Madness

By staff
  | Mar 14, 2019

Chatting during ACC Basketball viewing.

Today the Real Estate team in Durham, NC hosted an extended lunchtime viewing of the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament--an event that sometimes elicits passionate comments and plain old trash talk.


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