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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.

BCoop Town Hall – Feb 2019

Posted by Samira Rajan @Mar 9 2019
It’s happening … .  Brooklyn Coop is connecting the dots.  We are transactors at a local financial institutions, we are members of a cooperative, we live and work and love and struggle and create community in Central Brooklyn, and ALL of that matters so deeply when it comes to building resilience, wealth, and opportunity. On a cold February evening, 15 engaged and curious credit union members came out for some Stumpy’s jerk chicken and conversation.  Three more are scheduled this year, including the Annual Membership Meeting set for May 18 at the Myrtle branch. Join us!
All of us (except Cathie)!
All of us (except Cathie)!
Financial cooperatives are one part of a much bigger coop movement!
All of us (except Cathie)!
All of us (except Cathie)!
A HUGE thank you!  to Mark Winston Griffith (left photo, on the left), Mike Sandmel (left photo, on the right), and Lauren Hudson (above) for guiding our discussions.
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.

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