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June 19, 2019 • 
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SAFE Credit Union joins Sacramento Promise Zone to help strengthen community

FOLSOM, Calif. (June 19, 2019) – SAFE Credit Union expressed its commitment to helping at-risk communities grow and thrive by becoming a partner with the Sacramento Promise Zone, an initiative that seeks to revitalize 22 square miles of Sacramento’s most underprivileged neighborhoods.

By working with partner organizations, the Sacramento Promise Zone facilitates cross-sector collaboration to improve educational outcomes, foster a sustainable economic base, accelerate job creation, promote healthy behaviors, and support sustainable built communities.

Through its partnership with the Sacramento Promise Zone, SAFE will provide financial education opportunities for residents to help them improve their financial well-being.

Promise Zone

 

“Directly helping individuals better understand how to budget and save, how to obtain a car loan or invest in their community through a home loan will help an entire community grow and thrive,” said SAFE Credit Union President and CEO Dave Roughton. “We are excited to be part of the Sacramento Promise Zone. We see it as an integral part of our mission to improve the health and well-being of our neighbors.”

Sacramento Promise Zone Director Tyrone Roderick Williams said that the collective partnership with SAFE and other Sacramento area corporations and organizations “marks a turning point for us because it is the largest corporate investment the Promise Zone has received. What’s unique about this partnership is that we who stand as part of this promise are committed to action. We are committed to implementation. We studied enough to know the challenges happening in our neighborhood. This is a cross-sector collaboration committed to implementation.”

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Other corporate partners in the Sacramento Business Zone are SMUD, UC Davis Health, Blue Shield, United Way, the Greater Sacramento Urban League, the Sacramento Black Chamber Sacramento Area Council of Governments, Roberts Family Development Center, and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.

About SAFE
SAFE Credit Union has made members an integral part of its vision since 1940. Over the years the credit union has kept the focus on what really matters, putting members first, a formula that has seen SAFE grow into a leading financial institution in Northern California with $3 billion in assets and more than 235,000 members. SAFE crafts every cutting-edge product and sterling service with members’ needs foremost in mind. In addition to banking services conveniently available through online, chat, mobile, or phone options, SAFE offers in-person care for members and small businesses at 21 service centers across the Greater Sacramento region and a mortgage lending office serving Contra Costa and Alameda counties. SAFE is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with membership open to businesses and individuals living or working in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter, Butte, Nevada, Solano, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Yuba, Amador, and Alameda counties. SAFE is federally insured by the NCUA. www.safecu.org

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