Anatomy Of A CDFI

The ANATOMY series is a quarterly, multi-feature profile that explores the strategies and analyzes the performance of an exemplary credit union.

Certified CDFI credit unions bring a hyper-local focus to their community work. Here, four leaders discuss the missions of their organizations in today’s tumultuous environment.


A Benefit For Credit Unions With A Conscience In Community Development
Carla Decker, CEO of DC Credit Union, discusses her credit union’s commitment to community and how the COVID-19 crisis has affected her certified CDFI shop.
By Erik Payne

Building Economic Capacity In Chicago’s South Side
Gregg Brown, CEO of South Side Community Federal Credit Union, discusses his credit union’s mission to equalize economic power and to fight poverty on Chicago’s South Side.
By Erik Payne

A Bank Of Second Chances For SEGs In Southwest Louisiana
Chad Miller, CEO of Southwest Louisiana Credit Union, discusses his credit union’s work to serve the low-income, high-risk populations left behind by mainstream financial services.
By Erik Payne

Responding To The Local Needs Of 300,000 Residents
Azra Samiee, assistant director of marketing and outreach at Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union, discusses her credit union’s opportunity to build wealth and resilience among Brooklynites.
By Erik Payne

November 18, 2020

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