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(Articles)

8 November 2018 - 'Astronomical and unaffordable': Payday loans get low-cost competition

17 September 2018 - Black-Owned Credit Union Will Soon Become Reality

14 September 2018 - North Minneapolis financial cooperative gains momentum

22 August 2018 - Co-op Movement Confronts Its Complicated Relationship with Racial Equity

16 August 2018 - Minneapolis mayor's proposed budget focuses on boosting funding for affordable housing

16 August 2018 - Five takeaways from Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s first budget address

11 June 2018 - Opportunity to Pledge Support for Black-led Financial Co-op

28 May 2018 - A Black-Led Credit Union Created By The Community Following Police Killing In Minnesota

25 May 2018 - After Brexit, Blexit: Putting Your Money Where Your Life Is

18 May 2018 - Creating a Black-Led Credit Union in Response to Police Violence

1 May 2018 - Capital Impact Partners’ Fourth Co-op Innovation Award Addresses Racial Inequality

9 March 2018 - Black credit union organizers meet at Fair State Co-op

27 February 2018 - Cooperative Banking for Black Lives

15 February 2018 - FAIR STATE COOPERATES: ASSOCIATION FOR BLACK ECONOMIC POWER

16 August 2017 - Village Trust credit union planned for North Minneapolis

31 July 2017 - Black-led credit union in North Minneapolis is ‘the most important work’ to drive economic vitality

27 July 2017 - Group aims to form black-led credit union in north Minneapolis

14 July 2017 - New Credit Unions Offer Hope

19 June 2017 - Minnesota's only black credit union takes the next steps in becoming a reality

(Videos)

The Importance of Village Trust Financial Cooperative

Saturday June 9, 2018 marked 1 year since the Village Trust Financial Cooperative was named by the North Minneapolis community it has been established to serve. Elaine Rasmussen, Executive Committee VTFC, explains the importance of Black-led financial institutions for the North side of Minneapolis

Why Village Trust Financial Cooperative

Saturday June 9, 2018 marked 1 year since the Village Trust Financial Cooperative was named by the North Minneapolis community it has been established to serve. Elaine Rasmussen, Executive Committee of VTFC, told us about Village Trust and the value of Black-led financial institutions on the North side of Minneapolis.

Village Trust Financial Cooperative 2018

Saturday June 9, 2018 was the 1 year anniversary of naming the Village Trust Financial Cooperative. The Director of the Association for Black Economic Power, Me'Lea Connelly, gave an update about the work on establishing a Credit Union at VTFC to serve the North side of Minneapolis.

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The Link Between Equity and Community Engagement: Village Trust Financial Cooperative
On January 24, 2018, Ron Harris spoke at the Nexus Community Engagement Institute Engaged Learning Series at the Rondo Community Library to share his story of impact of the link between equity and community engagement through his work on the Association of Black Economic Power (ABEP). This audio was recorded of his panel segment sharing how the Village Trust Financial Cooperative, a black-owned, black-led credit union, emerged from community engagement as a means to shift wealth and power to the Black community in North Minneapolis, Minnesota.

(Podcasts)

The Link Between Equity and Community Engagement: Village Trust Financial Cooperative

 

(Blog)

How Minneapolis African Americans Use Their Money in Nonviolent Protest