Coast Central Credit Union Announces $5,000 College Scholarships Available

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) announced it is currently accepting applications for college scholarships, available to graduating high school seniors in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties.  Scholarships are awarded in the amount of up to $5,000 each, disbursed over a four-year period. Up to 25 recipients will be selected based on multiple factors, including an essay on overcoming adversity; financial need; commitment to education, either through academic performance or consistent improvement during high school; and community and/or school involvement.  Recipients are required to attend Cal Poly Humboldt, College of the Redwoods, Chico State or Shasta College for at least …


Arcata House Partnership Receives $70,000 to Initiate New Job Training Program

As a fall 2023 recipient of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco’s (FHLBank San Francisco) AHEAD Economic Development Grant Program, Arcata House Partnership (AHP) recently received a disbursement of $70,000 facilitated by Coast Central Credit Union. The program had announced the grants in September. AHP provides permanent housing, emergency shelter, case management, and other services to individuals and families who are homeless and/or hungry in Humboldt County. The funds are being used for a program in which unhoused individuals will receive formal training to work in the field of social services and assist others experiencing similar situations to …


Coast Central Announces Five Member Services Promotions

Five employees have recently been promoted at Coast Central Credit Union, including two newly created positions. Kay Serotta, formerly Arcata Uniontown Manager, has been promoted to the new position of Assistant Vice President/Member Services Branches South, overseeing management and operational activities in locations in Arcata Eureka, and Fortuna.  Serotta has 25 years of credit union experience and joined CCCU in 2018.  A graduate of Humboldt State University (now Cal Poly), she has been active in the community, including Friends for Animal Life Rescue, Arcata Noon Rotary, Arcata Chamber of Commerce, and serves as Chair for the Board of Commissioners’ Eureka …


Coast Central’s Community Grant Program Awards $150,000

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has approved $150,000 in grants to 20 local organizations through its Community Investment Program’s fall round.  A total of 112 non-profits had requested $1.5 million, a new record for the 15-year-old program.  Coast Central also supports its communities through sponsorships and college scholarships for a total of $650,000 this year throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties.  Additionally, Coast Central employees contribute 5,000 hours annually in volunteerism. Fall 2023 recipients include: Humboldt County $25,000 Food for People; emergency response vehicle $15,000 Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives; hygiene …


Aaron Anderson Joins Coast Central Credit Union as Weaverville Manager

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Aaron Anderson has joined the organization as Manager, Member Services of its Weaverville location at 40 Glen Road. Aaron oversees a team of six employees and has responsibility for operations, lending, and new member opportunities in Weaverville and surrounding areas. Aaron brings extensive management experience to the credit union, most recently as the owner of a safety consulting business for film and TV production, including such shows as Yellowstone 1923 and Yellowstone 1883.  He managed and ensured safety procedures of crew, actors, and producers. Prior to that work, he held financial services positions at …


$70,000 Awarded to Arcata House Partnership by Coast Central Credit Union and FHLBank of San Francisco Partnership   Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) has collaborated with the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) and its AHEAD Economic Development Grant Program to provide $70,000 in funding to Arcata House Partnership (AHP), which provides permanent housing, emergency shelter, case management, and other services to individuals and families who are homeless and/or hungry in Humboldt County. The AHEAD program (Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development) enables FHLBank San Francisco members to give a critical boost to local …


$70,000 Awarded to Arcata House Partnership by Coast Central Credit Union and FHLBank of San Francisco Partnership

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) has collaborated with the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) and its AHEAD Economic Development Grant Program to provide $70,000 in funding to Arcata House Partnership (AHP), which provides permanent housing, emergency shelter, case management, and other services to individuals and families who are homeless and/or hungry in Humboldt County. The AHEAD program (Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development) enables FHLBank San Francisco members to give a critical boost to local programs and projects that target pressing community needs and bring greater opportunity to underserved populations. The Coast Central …


Coast Central Credit Union Fall 2023 Community Investment Program Open

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) announced that the fall 2023 round of its Community Investment Program is now open.  With the Board of Directors’ approval of an increase up to $300,000 in grants annually, $150,000 is available this round to support local organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties.  Grant amounts generally range from $3,000 to a maximum of $25,000, and there are usually 8 to 12 recipients. The giving program was created in 2008, and since then has awarded a total of over $2 million to more than 200 organizations throughout its tri-county service area. New change:  applications …


Coast Central Credit Union Welcomes New Mortgage Loan Services Officer

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Christian Hernandez has joined the organization as a Mortgage Loan Services Officer based at its McKinleyville location, reporting to Mortgage Loan Originations Manager Lisa Hall. In his new role, Hernandez assists with all mortgage loan needs for home purchases, refinances, and home equity loans and lines of credit, including guidance with the entire process from application to closing, with expertise in required forms, disclosures, and reporting. Hernandez can also assist first-time homebuyers. Hernandez brings over six years’ related experience at US Bank, directly serving customers in a variety of roles, to his new position.  …


Coast Central Credit Union Increases Scholarships to 25 Recipients

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the number of scholarships awarded and selected 25 exceptional high school seniors out of 70 applications submitted. CCCU had previously awarded 19 students last year and 11 the previous several years. Scholarships are based on a written essay describing their ability to overcome adversity, displayed commitment to make a positive impact on their schools or communities, and academic performance or improvement. Each recipient receives a total of $5,000 over four years in pursuit of higher education. 2023 recipients Arcata High: Miles …


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