In brief

Security Credit Union celebrates 65 years in Flint

FLINT – Security Credit Union (SCU) recently celebrated 65 years of service in the Flint community. Since 1949, the community credit union has continually provided secure, convenient and personalized service for its membership spanning over nine counties in mid and southeastern Michigan.

“This is a very exciting time for us,” said Christopher Estes, SCU president and chief executive officer. “Over the last 65 years, SCU has grown from a single-sponsor organization with one office to a full-service, community-chartered credit union with nine offices in mid-Michigan and two offices in metro Detroit. We’re pleased to be celebrating this milestone achievement in the community that has remained our home for six and a half decades.”

Today, SCU continues to expand its field of membership. In Sept. 2013, SCU acquired Detroit-based Craftsman Credit Union as part of a purchase and assumption agreement with theNational Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and absorbed the institution’s membership, assets, loans and two offices in southeastern Michigan. The opportunity increased SCU’s reach and diversified its membership across the region.

In June 2014, SCU opened an office in Warren and placed four ATMs in Oakland County, bridging the gap between the credit unions two service areas.

Details: Call 810-235-2322 or toll-free at 800-373-2333. — G.G.

Eagle’s Nest Academy receives national award

FLINT — Excitement is building around the upcoming opening of Eagle’s Nest Academy in September 2015. The academy was recently awarded a $100,000 planning grant from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to assist with efforts in recruiting students and updating the school’s building. The former Selby School and Urban League building located at 5005 Cloverlawn Dr., Flint, MI, 48504 was purchased earlier this year to house the school.

Efforts have already begun to start the process of transforming the building for 2015. Over 100 volunteers attended an outdoor cleanup at the site on Wednesday, July 23. Volunteers from Foss Avenue Church, Galilean Baptist Church, Prince of Peace Church, Beecher High School football team and coaching staff along with area residents helped pick up trash and clear debris from the playground area.

The curriculum set forth by HighScope focuses on creating active learning experiences for early childhood education. Eagle’s Nest Academy will be the first school in Flint to utilize this curriculum. The school will have enrollment for children in grades K to 4th grade. Other features include single gender classrooms and free transportation for students.

Details: Call 810-787-9019. — G.G.

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