Education and our Community

Find educational resources and what seminars are being offered in your area. There are many FREE sessions on budgeting, saving, and more (and you don't have to be a member to attend).

Don't forget to read up on news about the local communities we serve. From signature events to fundraisers, our community involvement is changing lives every day!

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Ages 18+

Join Long-Term Care Specialist, Sheila Cervera, to learn the strategies used to protect your retirement and your assets from nursing homes. Learn how to leave a legacy to the ones you love without losing it all to health care costs.


Dora Maxwell Auditorium 
700 Patroon Creek Blvd. 
Albany, NY 12206 

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


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1.50 hour(s)

Ages 18+

Offered by SEFCU Wealth Management Services*

When it comes to retirement income, Social Security plays an important role in your retirement income story. Understanding and making the right decisions around taking Social Security can be a big driver to independence in retirement.  Join us for this education seminar as we discuss special considerations for your claiming strategy, how being married/divorced or widowed may affect your benefits or how the claiming strategy of your spouse may affect your benefits.


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1.50 hour(s)

The SEFCU Community team is helping homeless youth get back on their feet and ready for positive steps forward. 

Last month, SEFCU presented a $25,000 grant fund Equinox’s Transitional Living Program (TLP), which provides housing and a variety of support services to homeless youth. The grant will assist with funding dinners and providing bus passes to help youth attend school, work, job interviews, and medical appointments. 

On March 4th, SEFCU’s community team delivered a $10,000 grant to the Shelters of Saratoga (SOS), an organization that offers a full-continuum of support to those in Saratoga County experiencing homelessness. SOS is taking strides toward providing these individuals with the necessary resources to assist them in finding employment, permanent housing and ultimately building brighter futures for themselves.

Earlier this week, SEFCU President & CEO Michael Castellana presented The Metropolitan Community Group Minister of Community Life and Outreach Michael Poindexter with a $15,000 grant check to provide aid for the organization's summer Camp program. This grant is part of a 3-year $45,000 commitment from SEFCU.

In 2018, more than 5,000 individuals attended a learning event across New York State. Attendees were surveyed and reported favorably on both the classes and their instructors. Are you ready to change your financial future and attend a free session?

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Stephanie Hadcock, Why I Care Member Recipient

For Stephanie Hadcock volunteering has always been part of who she is.

Chris McNeil, Employee Recipient

Most members know Chris McNeil as the Member Service Leader of SEFCU’s Amsterdam branch, but you may not know he is also skilled with using power tools and he’s been putting those skills to good use helping to renovate a number of spaces at non-profits throughout the areas SEFCU

Mark Yonally, Why I Care Member Recipient

From a young age Mark Yonally learned the importance of giving back.