Self-Help Federal Credit Union names Rafael Morales as Senior Manager, Development Policy and Impact Jun 12, 2020 [San Francisco | June 12, 2020] Rafael O. Morales is the new senior development, policy and impact manager for Self-Help Federal Credit Union. Based in San Francisco, Morales will lead the work of the California-based teams helping to raise and manage grants, deposits and other impact investments. The Senior Manager will also participate in the strategic planning and execution of development activities that support Self-Help’s work nationally, working in close collaboration with executive leadership at Self-Help Federal Credit Union in California, North Carolina, and colleagues across the country. Morales came to Self-Help from the Irvine Foundation, where he served as a program officer. Previously he led the economic security portfolio at Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), where he supported financial education and asset-building for low- and moderate-income families throughout Silicon Valley to help them increase their savings, reduce high-cost debt, and build credit. While at SVCF, he also oversaw its anti-payday lending policy advocacy portfolio, working to curb predatory payday lending and secure pro-consumer regulations. Prior to SVCF, Rafael served as community development program fellow at The San Francisco Foundation. There he oversaw grant-making in support of affordable housing, asset building, job training and creation, and foreclosure response and neighborhood preservation. Rafael also spent nine years at the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, a certified CDFI intermediary representing more than 250 community development credit unions nationwide. While at the Federation he led a statewide coalition of community-based lenders and their 10-year effort to establish the New York State CDFI Fund, signed into law in July 2007. In 2008, he relocated to San Francisco to open Inclusiv’s West Coast regional office. As West Coast Program Officer, Rafael served on the Bank on San Francisco Credit Union Subcommittee, the San Francisco Smart Money Network, the Coordinating Council for the California Credit Union Network for Community Development, and on the boards of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network and the California Center for Cooperative Development. Rafael was a founding board member of Homeownership SF, an affordable housing nonprofit, where he served on the board for nine years including four years as Chairperson. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rafael is a graduate of Middlebury College and holds a degree in international studies with concentrations in political science and Spanish. Self-Help Federal Credit Union was chartered in 2008 to build a network of branches that serve working families and underserved communities. With 19 branches in California, 10 branches in Illinois, and 1 branch in Wisconsin, over $1.2 billion in assets, and serving more than 78,000 members, Self-Help Federal is one of the fastest-growing low-income designated credit unions in the country. It is part of the national Self-Help family of non-profit organizations whose collective mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. For 40 years, the Center for Community Self-Help and its affiliates have provided $9.3 billion in financing to help over 175,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, start and build businesses, and strengthen community resources. For more information, go to www.self-helpfcu.org and www.self-help.org. ### FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For More Information, Contact: Jenny Shields, Director of Media Relations, Self-Help Credit Union Direct Line: 919.794.6798 Cell: 919.695.2037 Email: Jenny.Shields@self-help.org Related Images 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.