SSCFCU 12th Anniversary Celebration



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The South Side Community Federal Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit community development financial institution that helps people build and retain wealth through financial education, savings and loans. Please place an ad in our 12th Anniversary commemorative souvenir booklet.

The price for : a full page ad (8.5" x 5") is $125, a half page ad (4.25" x 5") is $75.00, and a quarter page ad (4.25" x 2.5) is $50.00.

Please email camera ready ads (pdf or jpg) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Nov. 7, 2015. Thank you!

 Download the Advertising form here!

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the 12th Anniversary Celebration Sponsorship Packet!

Payments for Advertising or Sponsorship can be made with the Donate button.


The mission of the South Side Community Economic Development Center is to build community capacity through a holistic and cooperative approach to financial education and economic development.

The South Side Community Economic Development Center (“The Center” or “SSCEDC”) was organized in 2006 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. It was established to advance community economic development on Chicago’s south side. The Center’s specific purposes are:

• To research the financial, economic and educational needs of low income individuals, families and organizations;
• To design, develop and/or facilitate services, programs and/or products that alleviate poverty;
• To provide financial education, counseling and training to low income individuals and families with a particular focus on activities that:

1.  Increase basic financial literacy among residents
2. Aid in the formation and maintenance of local micro-enterprises, small businesses and community organizations;
3. Offer home ownership education programming and counseling to low-and moderate income individuals seeking to purchase and/or maintain a home;
4. Help to develop other assets, investments and ownership opportunities for LMI individuals.
5. Engage and strengthen other community economic development organizations through partnerships, networking, training, technical assistance, access to capital, urban planning and public policy.


South Side Community Economic Development Center
“Building Community Capacity through Partnerships”
5401 S Wentworth Street,  Suite 25, Chicago, IL 60609

Phone: (773) 548-8859     Fax: (773) 548-5533

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Receive eight hours of classroom and 2 hours of one-on-one counseling. Our Home Buyer Education Program covers all aspects of the home buying process from A to Z, such as selecting, financing, and closing on your first home. Participants become more confident and successful with making important personal and financial decisions about homeownership. Each participant will receive a certified Home Buyer’s Certificate upon completion of the program.

Cost: $125.00


While taking a homebuyer education course in a classroom setting is ideal, for some it is not feasible due to the availability of courses, their work schedule, or many other reasons. Online home buyer education is a great option. You go at your own pace and complete the course when it fits nicely into your busy schedule from the comfort of your own home.

South Side Community Federal Credit Union has partnered with eHome America to help future homebuyers access a high-quality homebuyer education course online. A Home Buyer’s Certificate is issued upon completion of the course and a one-on-one counseling session.

Cost: $99.00


The primary goal of South Side Community Federal Credit Union is to help individuals achieve financial stability and well-being. We recognize that from time to time everyone runs into some financial difficulties. South Side Community Federal Credit Union is here to help you develop a plan for future financial success with our Financial Counseling Service.

Services include:

  • Examination of your household income and expenses.
  • Establishment of a workable, realistic budget & Savings Plan.
  • Review of your credit record to resolve and improve your credit score.
  • Recommendation of products and services that can help you save money and build credit.

Cost: $50.00


Call (773) 548-8859 for more details and to schedule an appointment


South Side Community Federal Credit Union is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency





SSCFCU Second Chance Checking AccountEveryone deserves a Second Chance.

If you have a record on ChexSystems, South Side Community Federal Credit Union can help you clear up that record and get you off to a fresh new start.

You can save money, build credit and open a new free checking account!


5 Simple Steps to a Fresh New Checking Account Start

1. First open a savings/share account for a minimum of $130.00 and fill out a second chance checking account program application.

This will cover the $10.00 one-time only membership fee, a $20.00 non-refundable loan application fee, and a $50.00 one-on-one checking account management counseling fee. A share/savings account balance of $50.00 will be maintained for the duration of the program. SSCFCU will then reference ChexSytems to ascertain your record.

You are eligible to participate in the Second Chance Checking Account program as long as you have not been reported for suspected fraudulent activity.

2. SSCFCU will pay-off up to 3 ChexSystems records for an aggregate total not to exceed $1,000.00 by issuing you a short term low interest rate loan.

3. If the loan is approved, then you will be advised to schedule a one-on-one checking account management counseling session with one of our certified financial counselors. If denied, then you will not have to pay the counseling fee.

4. Once you have completed your counseling session, then you will be given the loan disbursement check(s) that will be made payable to the bank(s) on your ChexSystems record in the amounts required to clear them up.

5. After your record has either been removed from ChexSystems or the bank(s) provide you with a letter stating that you have paid off your debt with them in full, you will then be eligible to open a new checking account at SSCFCU.





Apply for your mortgage on-line using SSCFCU's secure on-line mortgage application tool!  Fast and user friendly, get an on-line decision within minutes!

Sign up to receive: Rate Alerts, Personal Rate Alerts, Mortgage Quotes and get a free pre-qualification!
For more information, contact Delores Allen, Mortgage / Housing Director at 773-548-8859.

Apply Now!

Financial Classes

Come and learn about money management and achieving your financial goals!

Classes are held at:

South Side Community Federal Credit Union

Call 773-548-8859 for more information and registration

Click to see the current schedule!



Learn more about our partnership with the
South Side Community Economic Development Center

Download our Brochure!

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Come Join Us!

Joining the South Side Community Federal Credit Union is easy!

Come in and fill out an application, we would like to meet you! Applications are also available on-line, click here to download the application (Adobe Acrobat Reader required!)

South Side Community Federal Credit Union

5401 S. Wentworth Avenue Suite 25
Chicago, IL 60609

Phone: 773-548-5500

Hours of Operation

Mon & Weds 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closed Tuesdays & Thursdays