From the Blog
Welcome to Brooklyn Cooperative’s blog! We decided to start a blog as a way to introduce ourselves. Credit unions aren’t as familiar to most people as banks, though our services are likely better suited to their needs. Hopefully, through this blog, we will show that.
Thank You to the CDFI Fund!
Posted by Samira Rajan @Sept 22 2018
Remember this post from the spring, when I was trying to write an important grant application? Well, we won!! This week Brooklyn Coop got some phenomenal news: We Won a CDFI Fund Award! Whoo Hooo!! See the announcement here. We were awarded $1.25 million which will go towards strengthening our capital position. We would like to thank the CDFI Fund for their consideration. It is a tremendous boost and will open many doors for the credit union over the next 2-3 years. This is so exciting!
Samira Rajan is the longest-serving employee of Brooklyn Coop and currently the Director of both the credit union and Grow Brooklyn. She started here as an Americorp*VISTA for a single year of service back when we were Bushwick Coop in 2001, got hooked by the challenge of building a community financial institution, and hasn’t left.