Our Community

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Genesee Co-op FCU is located in the southeast section of the City of Rochester, NY. Most residents think of this section of the city as the South Wedge, although it is actually made up of a number of different neighborhoods in the southeast part of the City.

RochesterCityLiving.com describes the SOUTHEAST neighborhoods like this:

  • Housing covers the gamut from charming cottages in Swillburg and South Wedge, substantial single-family homes in the Ellwanger-Barry and Highland-Cobbs Hill areas to landmark dwellings in historic Wadsworth Square and estate-like Greek Revival mansions and grounds on East and Park Avenues, plus condos and charming apartments, both new and converted.
  • Neighborhoods offer distinctive housing in scenic and historic settings, tree-lined streets with park views, revitalized commercial areas with unique boutiques and restaurants and an active social context for young singles.
  • Public schools include Monroe High School, the School of the Arts, School Without Walls and several elementary schools.
  • The major employers are institutions, of which the largest is the University of Rochester and its Medical Center, consisting of Highland and Strong Memorial Hospitals.
  • Scenic, leisure-time and cultural resources abound: Rochester Museum and Science Center and Planetarium, the Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Cobb's Hill Recreation Area and Center (fishing/skating pond, tennis courts. playing fields and playground) and Highland Park's 155 acres of famous lilacs and other blooms, the Highland Bowl concert stage and scenic, historic Mt. Hope Cemetery. Parkland in the Southeast totals 1,195 acres.
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South Wedge Neighborhood

The South Wedge is a diverse community and hub of activity. For more information about our immediate neighborhood, read the following article from The Daily Record: rochestercityliving. Other valuable resources include the South Wedge Planning Committee's website at http://www.swpc.org/ and the South Wedge online community at http://southwedge.ning.com/. SWPC was actively involved in recruiting the Board of Genesee Co-op FCU to move into the neighborhood in the mid-90's. The CU made the move to the South Wedge neighborhood in 1998, expanding to serve Rochester neighborhoods rather than just Rochester area organizations. Please visit our About Us page for more specifics about the neighborhoods and organizations we proudly serve.


Our Members make the difference.

Member Since 1982

"I've been a member since the Credit Union was just Dave Knoll with a cardtable in the hallway of the old Genesee Coop on Saturday mornings. I've never been tempted to go anywhere else since that time, even though I now live thirty miles away. I like dealing with nice staff who know my name, who are eager to help, and who are dedicated to financial literacy and empowerment. Plus, it's good to know that my money is being used to invest in people rather than fill the pockets of the wealthiest.

In addition to savings and checking I've turned to the credit union for debit cards, line-of-credit, auto financing, on-line banking, and a home mortgage. I've now financed at least four cars through the credit union, and I've successfully encouraged friends to do the same.

One of my boldest statements ever in the face of raw financial power was when the car dealer required me to sit through a presentation on their financing. My response: "I'm a loyal credit union member, and I'll stick with it even if you offer me zero percent. If I ever get in trouble, the Credit Union will help me work it out, but you guys'll just send the collection agent after me." The guy just gulped and that was that.

Yee-hah!

And I don't want to forget to mention that as a Credit Union member I get to vote. Real democracy - awesome!

Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union - it's the best deal in town!"

James Renfrew


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