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Join us on Monday evening for drinks and learn how holding a rainy day fund with Self-Help Credit Union can have a big impact on community development in Chicago.
Monday, July 7th, 7-8pm
The Heroes Who Saved Chicago's Immigrant Homeowners: An unusual grassroots partnership rescued a local bank and made avoiding foreclosure its No.1 priority. (Read the full story in the National Journal.)
When a community bank on the Southwest side of Chicago was on the verge of failing in 2012, The Resurrection Project invited Self-Help to come to Chicago fearing that the auction of 1,100 mortgages would have exposed mostly Latino homeowners to increased foreclosure risk. Now one of the largest community development financial institutions serving immigrant communities, Self-Help has already begun offering new mortgage loans and financial products for residents of Cook County and continues to use its lending experience to promote policy changes through The Center for Responsible Lending, which advocates for protecting families from abusive financial practices at both the state and federal levels.
CREDIT UNIONS ARE COOPERATIVES!A credit union is a member-owned financial cooperative, democratically controlled by its members, that provides services intended to support community development or sustainable international development on a local level. Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.
SERVING PEOPLE, NOT PROFIT.
Credit unions differ from mainstream banks and other financial institutions in that those who have accounts in the credit union are its members and owners, and they elect their board of directors in a one-person-one-vote system regardless of amount invested.
Join us for our monthly potluck gathering outdoors on the boulevard (Logan & Whipple) after the Logan Square Farmers Market on Sunday, June 22nd from 5-8pm. Bring a smile and a dish to share, and a lawn game if you're keen. BYOB. Friends, family, and neighbors of all ages welcome!
Cycle to work from June 13-20th!
The Dill Pickle staff & owners will join more than 7,000 people at 450 local workplaces for this year's Bike Commuter Challenge hosted by the Active Transportation Alliance, a non-profit advocacy organization that works throughout Chicagoland to improve conditions for bicycling, walking and transit while engaging people in healthy and active ways to get around.
Sign up to log your miles and help us represent our co-op's commitment to healthy lifestyles and sustainable transportation! You don’t have to bike all the way every day -- just biking to your local bus or train stop counts. Nearly 20% of participants will be commuting on two wheels for the first time!
June is here, and our new owner benefits system has now taken effect: a 10% grocery discount once per calendar month on the day of your choice, rotating special owner sales, and a year-end patronage rebate if the co-op runs a surplus. At checkout, you'll now be asked, "Would you like to use your discount today?" It's use it or lose it, so don't forget to answer "yes" monthly, and if there are two folks on your owner account, be sure to coordinate shopping!