Salute to Partnership: The Federation of Community Development Credit Unions

We are proud to partner with the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, working together to be a force for positive change for low and moderate income communities and consumers.

CDCU Fed Conference group photo.From September 12-14, SLCCU partnered with The Federation to host more than 250 community development credit union professionals from across the United States and the UK in as part of the Federation’s Annual Conference in downtown St. Louis.
Conference highlights included:
  • Keynote session by SLCCU’s CEO, Patrick Adams sharing our story of impact.
  • Patrick also participated in a panel discussion on the importance of financial inclusion in St. Louis with Rev. Starsky Wilson from the Deaconess Foundation and Tishaura Jones, Treasurer for the City of St. Louis.

We learned about strategies on helping members face challenges of accumulating assets by Michael Sherraden, Founder and Director of the Center for Social Development at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University.
We received an update on the CDFI Fund by Annie Donovan, Director of the CDFI Fund, which supports community development credit unions and other financial institutions with funding for critical initiatives to expand economic opportunity and revitalize local economies.
We gained insights on financial health of consumers by Ray Boshara from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Terri Friedline from University of Kansas.
We were especially proud to welcome the Federation’s conference attendees to a tour of the new Benton Park Wealth Accumulation Center, featuring a Red Dough Money Center, a Prosperity Connection Excel Center and a St. Louis Community Credit Union branch.
Exterior of building that has the St. Louis Community logo on it. St. Louis Community is proud to be a member of the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions. Our impact is larger when we work together to better serve others. What we do matters.
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