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Chelsea, Mass. – Metro Credit Union, which is poised to become the Commonwealth's largest state-chartered credit union, today presented a check for $3,300 to Lawrence Community Works to support programming in its Home Ownership Center for first time home buyers. 

“Metro Credit Union has always been, and will always be committed to helping improve the financial lives of the people who live and work in the communities we serve,” said Robert M. Cashman, Metro CU’s president and chief executive officer.  “We see our support of Lawrence Community Works as an investment in the City of Lawrence that should help make the dream of home ownership a little easier to realize for families that participate in the programs.”

Lawrence Community Works’ Home Ownership Center was created to help members of the Lawrence community become knowledgeable and stable long-term homeowners through financial literacy and mortgage readiness education, as well as consumer protection training to identify and avoid predatory lending practices.  Programs are tailored to meet the needs of individual participants. 

“Purchasing a home is a worthy goal, but it can also be a confusing and overwhelming task to undertake,” said Jessica Andors, co-executive director of Lawrence Community Works. “The support of Metro Credit Union is invaluable as it allows us to fulfill our mission of building strong neighborhoods, one homeowner at a time.”

Upon completion of a program, graduates may also tap into Lawrence Community Works extensive network of reputable attorneys, real estate brokers, and other professionals, who are available to serve as advisors on individual decisions.

About Lawrence Community Works

Lawrence Community Works is a nonprofit community development corporation working to transform and revitalize the physical, economic, and social landscape of Lawrence, Massachusetts. The group does this through a growing network of community residents and other stakeholders who are:
• Engaged in building family and community assets,
• Providing each other with caring and mutual support,
• Building leadership and civic engagement skills, and
• Engaging in collective action for positive growth and change in Lawrence

About Metro Credit Union

Metro Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts with over $1 billion in assets, and serves over 140,000 members.   It is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to anyone living or working in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable or Worcester counties in Eastern Massachusetts.

Founded in 1926 and headquartered in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Metro CU is a non-profit cooperative financial institution, owned by and operated for the people who use and benefit from its products and services.  Metro CU uses superior customer service, and technology to deliver a full range of financial products, including investment and insurance offerings, for consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts.  Metro CU is well known for providing members with unlimited refunds of other banks’ ATM fees through their My Reward Checking account.

Metro CU has 13 branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury, and is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies across the Commonwealth.