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2017 Board of Elections

It's time to vote! There are seven candidates running for five openings on the Board. Leonardo Vargas-Méndez, Kenneth McLaurin and Ariana Blossom are incumbents running for another term.

Click on the links below to meet the candidates and cast your online vote.

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Visa debit card alert

Please be aware that Chipotle announced a Visa debit card breach, and members of Alternatives are among those affected. Staff will be reaching out to you in the coming days to replace your old Visa debit card. Please do not call in to ask "Am I affected?" Rest assured that you will be contacted if this matter affects you. For more information, please read Chipotle's official statement at https://www.chipotle.com/security. Thank you!

Members Quarterly April 2017

Catch up on the latest news! Our April edition of our Members Quarterly newsletter is now available. Click here for the current and past issues. Sign up today to receive your newsletter!

2017 Holiday schedule

We are hiring!!!

We are looking for a Collections Representative and Member Experience Associate I. To learn more and to apply, visit: http://www.alternatives.org/employment.html

Verified by Visa

Learn how registering with Verified by VISA will help protect your online purchases. Share your experience with us. If you have had a positive experience here at Alternatives, we would love to hear from you.

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The Credit Path

As Alternatives Credit Union has grown and changed, our use of the Credit Path model of financial empowerment has changed as well. Originally developed by Bill Myers as a way of understanding our members' financial situations and incorporating that into our business planning, the Credit Path describes where people are situated at various points along a continuum between poverty and self-sufficiency. Our job, as a community development financial institution, is to help our members move along that continuum by empowering them to make decisions, and offering opportunities, that will move them towards financial self-sufficiency. more»


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