Ithaca, N.Y. Ithaca, N.Y.

At the southern end of the Cayuga Lake in central New York, you’ll find the small City of Ithaca. I’ve driven through it a couple of times on my way to Buffalo and there was nothing particularly memorable about the place. My only experience in Ithaca involved a gas station and filling up my coffee to continue on my way. I’m sure it’s a lovely city, and now I feel the need to go back, spend some time there and visit Alternatives Federal Credit Union.

Late last month, Alternatives unveiled something so unique, it made me take notice. The credit union announced a new phase in its partnership with Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes (PPSFL). It’s a new and possibly first-of-its-kind lending program called the TransAction Financial Empowerment Program.

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Michael Ogden

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