Sights On The City
Season II
Episode 2
Latino Community Credit Union

We are back with the second episode of our brand new season of “Sights on the City“.

Our friend, Durham man about town, Arturo Sanchez, has taken over as the new host. Arturo has been in Durham for over a decade, first as an undergraduate, and then as a bartender and bar manager, and finally as a graduate student.

At the Clarion Content, we are making a concerted effort to cover more stories about and relevant to our vibrant Latino community here in Durham. Check out Episode 1 of Season 2, La Superior Carniceria aquí.

This week we learn about the Latino Community Credit Union. It is a fascinating and very Durham story. The organization was not created for the purpose of making money. It values people over profits.

The Latino Community Credit Union was literally formed to stop crime and save lives. Robbery was running rampant in Durham. In it’s first years it was such a huge success (lowering violent crime rates for Hispanic victims) that the Charlotte Police Department reached out and asked the credit union to expand to their city!

It’s quite a story.

Film and production by the talented and dedicated Josh Hardt.

Watch all of last year’s Sights on the City episodes here.

from the files of the Durham Street Art Tumblr

from the files of the Durham Street Art Tumblr


from the files of the Durham Street Art Tumblr

from the files of the Durham Street Art Tumblr

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