Banking for a Greater Good

Our neighbor community of Austin has one bank to serve over 97,000 residents. Oak Park has 16 banks, one for every 3,200 residents. Decades of disinvestment have led to this inequity in access to banking services. Two years ago, our congregation donated $6,500 in seed money to The Leaders Network to become a Founding Member of a not-for-profit credit union that the Leaders Network sought to establish in Austin. By partnering with the Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU), the Leaders Network has now made that dream a reality. The Leaders Network Financial branch of the GLCU opened at its permanent location in Austin on April 24, 2024! Please consider further supporting the credit union now by becoming a member. For more information, see this Credit Union FAQ sheet or contact restorativejustice@unitytemple.org.