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Community Choice Foundation Awards Grant to Rise Above

On Feb. 22, Community Choice Credit Union awarded Rise Above with a $3,000 donation.

Rise Above is a nonprofit organization in Jackson County that offers educational services to high school students who have been expelled from school. The organization facilitates an alternate school day and their services go beyond academics to meet the unique emotional and life needs of each student. Neil Fernandes, Executive Director, recently gave Community Choice staff a tour of Rise Above and shared their plans to enhance their facility and grow their program to serve more children.

Lindsay Noll, Community Choice’s member center manager, nominated Rise Above for a Give Big donation, fully funded by Community Choice team members. Noll, a Jackson County resident and former educator, has also volunteered at Rise Above to provide financial education.

“‘Giving Big’ is in our DNA and is one of the ways we fulfill our purpose to help our neighbors achieve the life they desire,” said Karen Myers, Community Choice’s assistant vice president of member and community engagement. “Participating in our payroll donation program allows me to give beyond my individual means and have a significant impact with the partnership of 300 other wonderful and generous team members across the state of Michigan.”

You can learn more about Rise Above and the services it offers the Jackson community here.  

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2018-03-09 00:00:00