August 30, 2022

CommunityAmerica Announces Community Access Centers

CommunityAmerica Credit Union is excited to announce the unveiling of their new Community Access Centers, a brand-new concept and the first of its kind in Kansas City. The first location will open in partnership with Metropolitan Community College in Hickman Mills on August 30 following a grand opening event.


“CommunityAmerica is about people helping people, which means recognizing there are a vast range of wants and needs to fulfill when it comes to financial products and services,” said Lisa Ginter, CEO of CommunityAmerica. “Understanding that gave us the opportunity to uncover even more ways to help people beyond the traditional bank branch offering. We created this new concept to be a stronger partner in the communities we serve, delivering financial counseling and other valuable services and support, all under one roof. We’re thrilled to be able to unveil our first location in partnership with Metropolitan Community College, bringing the powerful combination of financial services and education to south Kansas City.”


“Our Mission at Metropolitan Community College is `Preparing Students, Serving Communities and Creating Opportunities for All,’” said Dr. Kim Beatty, Chancellor of Metropolitan Community College. “This new center is a fantastic opportunity to expand that mission into South Kansas City and to further strengthen our close and long-standing partnership with CommunityAmerica Credit Union.”


The Community Access Center will deliver more holistic solutions to enhance peace of mind for individuals and businesses. CommunityAmerica joined other businesses and organizations in listening sessions with people around Kansas City and learned about issues that people were most concerned with. The results of those conversations helped influence the services that will be offered.


These services will address four key determinants:

  1. Financial Well-Being
  2. Education
  3. Community Support System
  4. Health and Well-Being

CommunityAmerica will use their expertise and take the lead on the financial education aspect, while MCC will lead the education area. To address the other two determinants, and more in the future, the team will partner with other reputable organizations in their respective communities to provide various resources all under one roof.


The Community Access Center is located at 11501 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64134. The grand opening event will take place starting at 4 p.m. with the official presentation and ribbon cutting beginning at 4:15 p.m. Along with Ginter and Beatty, CommunityAmerica spokesperson and Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce will speak.


For more information or to ask questions, please contact Amanda Turk at 913.905.8254.


About CommunityAmerica Credit Union:


CommunityAmerica Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with more than 260,000 member-owners nationwide and more than $4.6 billion in assets, ranking it among the nation’s 100 largest credit unions. Based on deposits, CommunityAmerica is among the top 10 Kansas City-based financial institutions and the #1 ‘Best Place to Work’ in Kansas City, named by the Kansas City Business Journal in 2020. There are more than 30 CommunityAmerica branches in the greater Kansas City metro area, and one in St. Louis.


CommunityAmerica serves individuals and businesses, providing a full suite of financial products and services ranging from checking and savings to a variety of loan products to commercial banking. They also offer wealth management, retirement planning, private banking and insurance. CommunityAmerica is among the top mortgage providers in Kansas City based on loan volume. Its commitment to state-of-the-art technology enables a seamless banking experience for members, whether banking in branches or remotely. As a not-for-profit financial institution, CommunityAmerica offers highly competitive rates on deposits, loans and fees with fewer, lower or none at all. Other convenient products and services include Sunday hours, a network of more than 30,000 ATMs, 24-hour online banking and a top-rated mobile banking app. Want to become a member? You simply need to live in the Kansas City metropolitan area or have family members who do. For more information, visit


About Metropolitan Community College:


Metropolitan Community College is Kansas City’s oldest public institution of higher education; 2022-2023 marks our 108th academic year. We were founded in 1915 as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute, changed our name to the Junior College of Kansas City in 1919, and became “Metropolitan” in 1964. Our campuses — MCC-Blue River, MCC-Longview, MCC-Maple Woods, MCC-Online and MCC-Penn Valley — educate about 20,000 students annually through credit and noncredit courses and business services.