Community celebrates Self-Help Credit Union’s Tallahassee branch open house

Community members Alexander Jordan, Talethia Edwards, realtor Rodney Daniels Self-Help’s City Executive Adner Marcelin.
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Special to the Outlook

The Tallahassee community recently came together to celebrate the grand opening of the Self-Help Credit Union’s latest branch.

The event was marked by a vibrant open house that showcased the institution’s dedication to providing financial services to underserved communities. The credit union is located at 3515 Maclay Blvd. 

Self-Help Credit Union, chartered in 1983, has become one of the fastest-growing community development financial institutions in the country. With over $1.7 billion in assets and a membership base exceeding 90,000 across 37 branches in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, Self-Help’s mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all.

The Maclay branch’s open house was a testament to Self-Help’s commitment to community engagement and financial empowerment. Attendees were greeted with a warm welcome and an array of activities that highlighted the services available at the new branch.

Visitors had the opportunity to meet the friendly and knowledgeable staff who are ready to assist with various financial needs, from opening savings accounts to applying for loans. Self-Help’s dedication to financial inclusion was underscored by its commitment to serving all members of the community, regardless of their financial background.

“The Tallahassee community has shown tremendous support for our mission, and we are excited to be part of this vibrant neighborhood,” said Adner Marcelin, the City Executive for Self-Help Credit Union. “We are here to provide accessible and affordable financial services that empower our members to achieve their financial goals.”

The open house also featured an informative session on financial literacy and homeownership, emphasizing Self-Help’s long-standing commitment to helping individuals and families achieve their dreams. Self-Help and its affiliates have provided over $10.9 billion in financing to more than 160,000 borrowers, which highlights Self-Help’s dedication to community development.

Elected officials, local community leaders, and representatives from Self-Help Credit Union expressed their gratitude for the warm reception they’ve received in Tallahassee and their eagerness to build lasting relationships with the community.

As the Maclay branch of Self-Help Credit Union officially opens its doors to the public, it is poised to become a beacon of financial empowerment and community development in the area. The branch’s commitment to accessible and affordable financial services is set to make a significant impact on the lives of individuals and families throughout the region, aligning with the mission of Self-Help Credit Union and its affiliates.

For more information about Self-Help Credit Union and its services, you can visit its website at or contact the Maclay branch directly at (850) 894-0064.

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