Sustainable Housing

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Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County

Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County is a non-profit independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.  Their staff is dedicated to building affordable housing for low income families. They accomplish this by constructing energy-efficient homes with the help of a volunteer workforce and supplementing their materials budget through donations and profits from their Re-Store located in St. Peters.

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It is incredible to see what 1st Financial is doing for their community.  We are so thankful for the donation as well as the volunteer work 1st Financial provided on our jobsite.  With the help we have received from 1st Financial, our 2014 Leadership Build is one step closer to being completed for our family. Thank you for helping us to realize our vision where everyone has a decent place to live.

Lauren Grotegeers, Resource Development Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County

 


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Education

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PAKT Community Resource Center

PAKT Community Resource Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the people of North St. Louis County by providing emergency rent and utility assistance, hosting after school and summer programs for local children, and acting as an emergency food pantry for the community since 1965. PAKT’s mission is “to unite Christian congregations, Corporate Foundations and individuals in a community based (both secular and Christ-centered) human social service organization to provide basic material, health, recreational and educational programs for individuals and families in need.

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It’s wonderful what you are doing for the people in this area.   We take a holistic approach to helping people.  We work to impact their entire lives.  With the help we have received from 1st Financial, we will be able to support even more people within our community.  Thanks is the smallest, biggest word you can use to express gratitude. This program has been incredible and PAKT thanks you for your service.

Toni Burrow, President of PAKT

 


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Job Training

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North Grand Neighborhood Services

North Grand Neighborhood Services works to improve the North Grand community by developing affordable housing, employment and training opportunities for youth, and other community initiatives.  Through volunteer renovation and attractive leasing options, North Grand Neighborhood Services has taken the percentage of abandoned properties in the area from 45% to 5% in the last 12 years.

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As a small non-profit in St. Louis, we rely on the support of our community and neighbors to continue our work at North Grand Neighborhood Services.  We have very much valued the support of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union and everything they have done for our community.  We look forward to continuing to partner with them in the future to help our high school teams in our Angel Baked Cookies Program

Carla Jones, Kitchen Manager of Angel Baked Cookies

 


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Financial Literacy

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St. Louis Agency on Training and Employement

S.L.A.T.E., the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment, offers free services related to job training, employment, and career advancement for the St. Louis area. S.L.A.T.E.’s Summer Youth Employment and Financial Capability Program employ’s eligible youth between the ages of 17 and 23 for up to 300 hours during the summer holidays. These young adults earn a competitive wage while working for the City and State Parks Department. As part of the program, 1st Financial was asked to open accounts, set up direct deposit, and teach a financial literacy program focused on establishing a savings plan.

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We are excited to partner with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union and S.L.A.T.E. to help teach St. Louis youth how money works.  These youth are the future of our community, and it is our responsibility to teach them how to budget and save, so they can become financially empowered adults who invest in the City of St. Louis.

Tishaura Jones, Treasurer of the City of St. Louis

 


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