Coast Central Credit Union Awards up to $125,000 in Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has approved scholarships to 25 exceptional high school seniors, each receiving up to $5,000 over four 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.  CCCU received a total of 70 applications from students planning to attend Cal Poly Humboldt, College of the Redwoods, Chico State University, or Shasta College. 2024 recipients Arcata High:                             Jocelyn Hague, Shelby Keasey Del Norte High:                      Koy-Poh McQuillen …


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 a total of $150,000 in grants to 24 local organizations, the highest number ever in the history of its 16-year-old Community Investment Program.  A total of 87 non-profits had requested $1.1 million.  Coast Central also supports its communities through sponsorships and college scholarships for a total of $650,000 annually throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties.  Additionally, Coast Central employees will contribute over 6,000 hours in volunteerism this year. Spring 2024 Grant Recipients: Humboldt County $20,000 Dream Quest; new center for youth in Willow …


Coast Central Credit Union Members Targeted in Sophisticated Phone Scam

In a concerning development reported on March 19, Coast Central Credit Union has issued an urgent warning to its members about a sophisticated phone scam designed to defraud them. Members have reported receiving fraudulent calls from an individual posing as a Coast Central employee, with the caller ID misleadingly displaying the credit union’s main number, (707) 445-8801. The scammer, claiming to be affiliated with the credit union, has been contacting members under the guise of needing to verify recent or pending transactions. These include wire transfers, ACH transactions, fraud alerts, or issues related to Online Banking. The caller cunningly requests …


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 …


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