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Santa Cruz Community Credit Union

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General Agency Information
Name:Santa Cruz Community Credit Union
Address:324 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-425-7708
Fax Number:831-426-6669
Website:www.scccu.org
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Description:In June of 1977, the Santa Cruz Community Credit Union opened its first savings accounts and embarked on what is now over three decades of community service. In those early days, the founders of the SCCCU crafted our guiding principle on their conviction that working for social and economic justice and empowering those who had been marginalized by the status quo would improve the quality of life of everyone in our community. Twenty-five years later, the Community Credit Union has attained remarkable achievements by maintaining a steadfast commitment to our mission to promote positive social and economic change.

We've come a long way from our first days in 1977 near Harvey West Park when we could (and did) keep our money in a cigar box. Through decades of service, we have proven beyond a doubt that community development credit unions can make a difference. Not-for-profit, self-sufficient community development financial institutions have an impact, and micro-enterprise lending is effective.
Mission:The Santa Cruz Community Credit Union is a nonprofit financial cooperative that promotes economic justice. We are local, independent, and member-owned.
Programs:CHILDCARE VENTURES
SANTA CRUZ COMMUNITY VENTURES
Programs for low wage earners to build assets
Protects members from predatory lenders
Promoting childcare for low-income families
Building community
***See related links below

FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND OUTREACH-Guidance on making a budget. Workshops on saving and home ownership, Education and business creation workshops-see website or call for upcoming workshops

We've teamed up with SurePath Financial Solutions to offer free and confidential financial counseling. As an SCCCU member, you have access to money management experts who are ready to assist you.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP LENDING- currently in collaboration with El Pajaro Community Development Corporation-***see related link below

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE for low to moderate income families within the county area so you can claim your tax credits without having to pay any preparation fees whatsoever, call 460-2361
Volunteers are available throughout the county from now through mid-April, see a list of dates and locations on the website.
Volunteer Info:We are recruiting new and returning volunteers to support our free tax assistance and financial education program.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Call for Information
Fees:Call for Information
Areas Served:Monterey Bay Area
Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
 
Related Agencies
Child Agencies:ChildCare Ventures
El Pajaro Community Development Corporation
Santa Cruz Community Ventures
 
Subject Headings
 Community Economic Development
Credit Counseling
Credit Unions
Financial Institutions
Private Nonprofits
Tax Preparation Assistance
This record last modified February 28, 2014

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