March 30: Grand Opening, Angier Business and Children’s Center Imagine: the future of homegrown entrepreneurship Mar 25, 2019 [Durham, NC] March 25, 2019 - Celebrate the future of entrepreneurship at the grand opening of the Angier Business & Children’s Center (ABC Center), 2101 Angier Avenue, on Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The community celebration will feature music, children’s activities, refreshments and giveaways. Mayor Schewel and other guests will take part in a ribbon cutting that begins at noon. Free and open to the public. RSVP at abc-center.eventbrite.com. ABC Center is an $11+ million investment in a series of historic buildings totaling 45,000 square feet in the heart of East Durham’s business district that Self-Help renovated utilizing state and federal historic tax credits, along with New Markets Tax Credits, which are federal funds that help spur community development and growth in distressed communities. The project also received support from the City of Durham and local foundations. Businesses that are tenants at ABC Center include: All My Children Childcare Center – Paulette Muhammad has been in the field of early childhood for over 35 years. All My Children will serve over 80 children, infants through preschool age, when fully enrolled. This the second location of this childcare business. Durham Atletico – a soccer/futsal organization dedicated to broadening access to the game throughout Durham, with a particular focus on the urban core. They are committed to tackling the scarcity of low-cost, structured programs and lack of playing fields in Durham for children and adults. East Durham Children's Initiative – EDCI’s mission is to create a pipeline of high-quality services from birth through high school graduation for children and families living in a 120-block area of East Durham. More than 40 partner organizations and hundreds of community members work collaboratively with EDCI to help us achieve that mission. No Greater Love Christian Church – bills itself as “a Real church for Real people seeking a Real Word!” Dr. Arlene S. Chavis, Senior Pastor, presides over this East Durham-based congregation and its community outreach and other ministries. Russell’s Pharmacy – a new, independent pharmacy in East Durham’s historic Angier-Driver business district run by an experienced local pharmacist.The proprietors, Darius and Terensia Russell, are a husband-and-wife team with strong ties to Durham.Their mission is to provide complete pharmaceutical care to their patients to help improve their quality of life, to serve and inspire the community, and to create a welcoming and positive environment. ThriVve Global Urban Fashion – a place to shop, network, thrift, see fashion, and ThriVve. ThriVve Global Urban Fashion is the first brick-and-mortar location of a popular formerly pop-up shop featuring new, vintage, consignment and thrift clothing expertly curated by the proprietors. Top Notch Performance Fitness Studio – has one and only goal: to help you reach Top Notch Performance — whether you're a professional athlete, student athlete or working out to stay in shape. Non-profits and many other business ventures. The ABC Center still has some available spaces for rent, including offices and a single remaining retail storefront, and will serve other small businesses and nonprofits in the near future. There are over 145 million small businesses in the United States. Small businesses are important to local economies. They strengthen neighborhoods by offering employment opportunities and the economic benefits of shopping locally. Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Together with more than 150,000 members across the country, we work every day to expand ownership and economic opportunities for all, with special focus on people of color, women, and communities that may be underserved by conventional lenders. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided over $8.4 billion in financing to families, individuals and businesses across the country. The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help is the umbrella organization for the Self-Help family of nonprofit organizations, which includes Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org. ### Jenny Shields, Director of Media Relations, Center for Community Self-Help | Direct Line: 919.794.6798 | Cell: 919.695.2037 | Email: Jenny.Shields@self-help.org 2019 News Releases 12/17/19 - Self-Help Credit Union Announces Merger with Turbine Federal Credit Union 11/04/19 - Free 'Know Your Rights' Event for People with Disabilities 10/14/19 - Self-Help Federal, Fresno, Grand Reopening 10/11/19 - Self-Help Credit Union is coming to Raleigh 09/19/19 - Affordable housing loan fund launches in Durham 08/13/19 - Trump Administration’s New “Public Charge” Rule Could Harm Low-Income Immigrants 07/29/19 - Self-Help Credit Union Announces 2019 Scholarship Winners 07/15/19 - Grand Opening Celebration Self-Help Credit Union, Charlotte 04/01/19 - Self-Help Offers Scholarships for Students Who Give Back To Our Community 03/27/19 - Imagine: the future of homegrown entrepreneurship 03/25/19 - March 30: Grand Opening, Angier Business and Children’s Center 02/11/19 - Self-Help Apopka Grand Opening Continues Legacy of Community Trust 02/11/19 - Free Disability Rights, Assistive Technology Event in Asheville, Feb 27 2/11/19 - Free Disability Rights, Assistive Technology Event in Morganton, Feb 26 01/31/19 - Black History, Black Entrepreneurship: Couple Launches Independent Pharmacy in Historic East Durham 01/24/19 - National Baptist Convention Embarks on National Campaign 01/14/19 - Self-Help Offers Hardship Loans to Furloughed Federal Employees 2018 News Releases 12/13/18 - New Video Explores Legacy of Bakersfield Credit Union First Founded by Cesar Chavez 09/25/18 - CommunityWorks Federal Credit Union Joins Self-Help To Benefit Members, CommunityTo Benefit Members, Community 08/24/18 - The MacArthur Foundation invests in Seaway, a division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union 08/07/18 - Newell Named President of Seaway, a Division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union 05/23/18 - Self-Help Credit Union, Mangum Street Grand Rededication (Durham) 2017 News Releases 09/19/17 - Self-Help Announces Third Annual "Bringing It Home" Conference in Asheville, NC 06/29/17 - In Senate Committee Hearing, CRL Lays Out Consumer Plan For GSE, Housing Finance Reform 06/13/17 - Florida’s Jax Metro Credit Union Merges with Self-Help Credit Union effective June 1 03/13/17 - Self-Help to Acquire Selected Branches of Former Seaway Bank in Chicago 2016 News Releases 09/13/16 - Family Federal Credit Union in Wilmington, CA Merges with Self-Help Federal Credit Union 07/13/16 - Self-Help Credit Union Announces 2016 Education Scholarships Winners 06/27/16 - Self-Help Announces DTC-eligible Term Certificates for SRI Investors 04/19/16 - Revolution Mill Media Event on Major New Tenant Thursday April 21, 8.30 am 04/14/16 - Self-Help Credit Union Announces 2016 Community Education Scholarships 04/13/16 - Self-Help Credit Union and Greater Piedmont Credit Union Announce Merger 03/10/16 - Lease Signing Ceremony Tuesday, 3pm March 14 between Renaissance Community Co-op and Self-Help 02/23/16 - Study: Self-Help “Fresh Start” Product Improves Credit Scores 02/03/16 - Florida’s Community Trust Federal Credit Union Merges with Self-Help Federal Credit Union 2015 News Releases 12/02/15 - CDFIs Craft3, Self-Help Complete Second On-Bill Repayment (OBR) Loan Sale 11/19/15 - Self-Help Credit Union Report: Racial Disparities in Marijuana Enforcement Undercut Durham Progress 11/17/15 - Grand Opening Thursday for Fresno’s Self-Help Federal Credit Union Branch 10/14/15 - Revolution Mill Hosting Media Tour Tuesday, October 20 at 10 am 10/01/15 - Self-Help’s Choice Community Credit Union Adopting Self-Help Credit Union Name 09/15/15 - National Cooperative Bank, Self-Help Federal Credit Union Team Up to Finance Los Angeles’ With Love Market & Café 09/14/15 - Self-Help Credit Union Hosts Brevard Branch Open House 08/24/15 - Self-Help Closes $4.6 Million Loan to Minneapolis’ Eastside Food Co-Op 08/17/15 - Statement on Julian Bond’s Passing by Self-Help CEO Martin Eakes 08/06/15 - Self-Help Credit Union “Adopt a Backpack” Drive Up and Running 07/28/15 - Self-Help Ventures Fund Ramps Up Construction On 45-Acre Revolution Mill SIte 07/14/15 - Self-Help Ventures Fund Ramps Up Construction on 45-Acre Revolution Mill Site 07/09/15 - Self-Help Credit Union Announces Education Scholarships Winners 06/11/15 - Renaissance Shops Groundbreaking Tuesday, June 16 at 10:30 am 04/09/15 - Durham Co-op Market Ribbon Cutting at 2pm Saturday 03/17/15 - Grocers on Wheels, Self-Help Credit Union Borrower, in Durham Today! 02/13/15 - Self-Help Credit Union Hosting New Economy Conference on March 18th About Self-Help Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided over $8.5 billion in financing to 150,000 families, individuals and businesses. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 150,000 people in California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help is the umbrella organization for the Self-Help family of nonprofit organizations, which includes Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending.