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2007 Excellence in Lending

Credit Union National Association (CUNA)

In 2007, Cooperative Federal was honored with the prestigious Excellence in Lending Award from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), in the low- to modest-means asset category.

2006 Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility - First Place

New York State Credit Union League and Affiliates

Cooperative Federal is being recognized for our innovative mortgage and homeownership programming. Our homeownership services include educational workshops and specially designed products for families of modest means and first-time homebuyers, including families recently arrived in the U.S.

2006 “Partners in Learning” Organization Service Award

West Side Learning Center Community Education Program

Cooperative Federal is recognized for our collaboration with the West Side Learning Center to “provide our community’s diverse ethno-linguistic adults with practical internship experiences and employment opportunities.” We offer employment and internship opportunities to new English speakers, and provide member services in English and Spanish.

2004 First Place Marketing Award

New York State Credit Union League and Affiliates

Received “in recognition of outstanding marketing efforts that effectively serve all segments of [our] membership.” Cooperative Federal’s marketing materials are bilingual, English and Spanish, and are informative, useful and widely available to all.

2004 Good Neighbor Award

Home HeadQuarters

Received “for dedication, commitment and effort devoted to improving the Syracuse Community.” Cooperative Federal has partnered with Home HeadQuarters to provide affordable homeownership opportunities in our community, through our Urban Homestead program and general homeownership products and education.

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2003 The Learning Place Award

The Learning Place

Given “In appreciation to the Cooperative Federal for their time and talent to further the goals of The Learning Place.” The Learning Place provides adult literacy programs to the community, along with one-on-one tutoring, basic computer training and GED classes, and we have partnered with them to offer financial literacy classes to their students.

Read more about The Learning Place

2001 Excellence in Small Business

U.S. Small Business Administration and City of Syracuse Office of Economic Development

We were recognized during Small Business Week for our general success. Primarily, this means providing financial services in communities with few responsible financial institutions. Through all of our efforts, we strive to counteract the effects of racial, gender, and economic discrimination to provide sound financial services to all.

Bridge Award for Excellence in Newsletter Communication

New York State Credit Union League

Given to Cooperative Federal for our Commonwealth newsletter. In this newsletter we go above and beyond ordinary newsletters by incorporating general articles of interest for members, along with basic financial tips and news from the office. We also include articles in Spanish, along with English.


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