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Metro Credit Union Employee Recognized as Chelsea Trailblazer

April 3, 2019

Metro Credit Union is proud to announce the recognition of Saritin Rizzuto, VP Emerging Populations and Community Relations, as a recipient of the Chelsea Trailblazers Award by the Chelsea Black Community.

Rizzuto was honored at a ceremony in Chelsea on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 where the award was presented. “Chelsea Black Community distinguishes Saritin as a selfless person,” says Joan Cromwell, President, Chelsea Black Community. “We have witnessed how she has pushed her way through adversities and continuously supports all members of our community. She truly has been the beacon of light for all those who want to follow in her footsteps, and is respected for her service.”

Rizzuto has been with Metro Credit Union for over 11 years and is a leader in many nonprofit and civic organizations. She is involved with Casa Myrna, Celebrate Literacy Day, Chelsea Rotary Club, Democrats for Education Reform, East Boston Social Center, Governors Public Education Nominating Council, Immigrant Learning Center, Newmarket Business Association, North Suffolk Mental Health, Phoenix Academy Charter School, and Wakefield Main Street Association. Through a distinguished career in both the nonprofit and business sectors, she has shown extraordinary dedication to community organizing and building partnerships that support low income and minority populations.

“Saritin’s commitment to helping others is admirable and her work in the community truly makes a difference to so many people’s lives,” says Charlene Bauer, SVP Outreach, Advocacy and Chief Development Officer. “She is a strong advocate for both Metro and the many organizations she is involved with in our community.”

The Chelsea Black Community is an organization open to community residents 21 and over who live, work, or own businesses in Chelsea. According to the Chelsea Record, “The Chelsea Black Community (CBC) has become a highly visible and active organization since its inception four years ago under the direction of President Joan Cromwell. The CBC has drawn large crowds to its events and it has assumed a major leadership role in the city’s celebration of Black History Month in February.”

Saritin Rizzuto, VP Emerging Population & Community Relations, Metro Credit Union, along with other award recipients, receives the Community Trailblazer recognition from the Chelsea Black Community and Senator Sal DiDomenico.- - - - -About Metro Credit Union
Metro Credit Union is the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts, approaching $1.9 billion in assets. Metro provides a full range of financial products to more than 200,000 members in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable, Bristol and Worcester counties in Massachusetts, and Rockingham and Hillsborough counties in New Hampshire, as well as to employees of over 1,200 companies through its Metro@work program.

Founded in 1926, Metro currently operates 15 branch offices in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Newton, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury. Metro is also a Juntos Avanzamos (“Together We Advance”) designated credit union, an honor given to financial institutions for their commitment to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers.
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