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Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of our Southwest Office!

Cooperative Federal's office in the Southwest Community Center is now bigger and better. Please join us to thank the partners who made this expansion possible, and to celebrate our promising future together.

Grand Re-Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
4:00 pm at the Southwest Community Center
401 South Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13204

Refreshments Served.

Commonwealth Newsletter: Autumn 2012

The autumn newsletter is here! Get the latest news and commentary from your credit union.

Media Release: Cooperative Federal Celebrates 30th Anniversary

While the world discusses Occupy, Syracuse recognizes that a cooperative economy is possible.

See Also:
Event Program
Dinner Menu
Tickets and Sponsorship Opps

Audio/Visual Opportunity

Cooperative Federal’s 30th Anniversary Gala, “CU at the Zoo”


Commonwealth Newsletter: Summer 2012

The summer newsletter is here! Get the latest news and commentary from your credit union....

  • It's a Wrap: Fowler High Youth Life Skills Video Project
  • Remembering Our Roots: A History of Cooperative Federal
  • Solutions to the Mortgage Crisis
  • Homebuyer Success Story
  • Women's INFO Center turns 40

Read it now: #98 - Summer 2012

Spring into Business with Free Workshops

Are you looking to start or grow your business? Nourish your ideas with expert advice at these free workshops.

Topics include:

  • Creating a Winning Marketing Strategy (2 part seminar)
  • Organizing Your Workspace
  • Credit Building for Entrepreneurs
  • Build a Business: From Ideas to Realities
  • Opportunities for Minority & Women-Owned Businesses

(PS: Interested in accounts, loans, or one-on-on advising? View our Business Services page.)

Check Out our 2011 Annual Report!

Cooperative Federal's 2011 Annual Report is here!

For a short-and-sweet look at our work over a longer period of time, also check out our Community Impact Summary 2006-2011.

Common Cents

Vote for 2012 Common Cents awards!

Ballots are available at any office and online (pdf), or, you can email your ballot to or fax to 315-476-0567.

Please remember - if you vote for the same organization 3 times (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) - only your 1st vote will count.

Voting ends June 1st!

About Common Cents

30 Years Ago...

In September 1981, neighborhood activists held the first meeting of an organizing committee to form a new Credit Union that would serve our community’s financial needs. The meeting was held at a home on Westcott Street, and members explored the need for a homegrown financial institution to meet needs of residents and organizations that were not being met by conventional, for-profit banks.

Free Tax Prep Sites in Syracuse

It's tax season again! Here are tips for getting free tax prep help, and making the most of your return this year.


Cooperative Federal accounts are federally insured by NCUA Cooperative Federal is an Equal Housing Lender
Cooperative Federal is an equal housing lender
Cooperative Federal accounts are federally insured by NCUA