America’s Christian Credit Union celebrates community partners for cultural impact

GLENDORA, CA (May 11, 2017) — America’s Christian Credit Union filled its corporate headquarters with community partners who have committed to make a difference in the lives of foster youth, underserved academic communities and the homeless. Representatives from Neighborhood Homework House, Serenity Foster Care and Adoption, and the Dream Center L.A. stopped by to promote and inspire the shared priorities of each organization.

Pastors of the Dream Center in LA, Matthew and Caroline Barnett, joined the ACCU staff for an update on the current success and vision of the Dream Center, not to mention Pastor Matthew’s World Marathon Challenge accomplishment. The Dream Center has been a long-standing partner of the Credit Union, leveraging the affinity VISA Giveback Card to raise money while members use their card in everyday purchases.

Additionally, honored with the 7th Annual “FIRST” Award from FIS/Miser, ACCU’s database core system vendor, the Credit Union was recognized for its “innovation in a product or service that benefits the local community, charity, or employee group of the institution”. The award came in the form of a $5,000 charitable gift, to be directed to the charity or charities of ACCU’s choosing.

As a result, ACCU selected both Serenity Adoption, Inc. of Covina and Neighborhood Homework House of Azusa, to support the community-changing work being done for underserved communities.  President/CEO Mendell L. Thompson presented checks to Executive Director Jennifer Hicks of Neighborhood Homework House, and to President/CEO Bobbi Thomas of Serenity Adoption, Inc., in the amount of $2,500 each, for their investment and good works in the community. Each of these two leaders appeared personally to participate in a photo opportunity commemorating the donation.


About America's Christian Credit Union

Founded in 1958 and currently managing nearly $500 million in assets America's Christian Credit Union provides a broad range of financial solutions grounded in Christian stewardship principles most notably savings and personal loan products that serve ministry expansion and families through their adoption loan program. The vision of America’s Christian Credit Union is “A Financial Partner for Cultural Impact” which is realized through their mission to reach, serve and teach in concert with their corporate priorities to build stronger: families, futures, communities and ministries.  For additional information, visit

About Neighborhood Homework House

In 1997, two women, educator Kerry Freeman, and community member Janet MacDonald, decided to enter the neighborhood behind Henry Dalton Elementary school to provide volunteer tutoring to a few children after-school. Today, NHH serves students from all eleven elementary schools, all three middle schools, and both high schools from one location on the campus of Foothill Community Church. For additional information, visit

About Serenity, Inc.

Serenity is a non-profit foster and adoption agency. Our mission is to break the cycle of abuse through early intervention programs for child victims and their biological family. Serenity’s goal is to provide healing to children and restoration to families through the provision of treatment, resources and quality care. Serenity demonstrates through its programming that abused infants and very young children can overcome attachment and bonding issues, developmental delays, and emotional scarring using therapeutic strategies in a healthy nurturing environment. Serenity provides quality foster care homes for abused, abandoned and neglected children in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. For additional information, visit

About the Dream Center L.A.

Dream Center is a volunteer-driven organization that finds and fills the needs of over 40,000 individuals and families through approximately 70,000 encounters each month, with many accessing multiple services. For additional information, visit


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