The community outreach efforts of FSCNY and the New York check cashing industry take many forms and their importance cannot be overstated. FSCNY members build local relationships – with schools, civic groups and others. One benefit of these local ties is that the industry is able to hire high-quality staff within the neighborhoods and communities they serve. The strong relationships that FSCNY members’ staffs forge with their customers is largely due to the fact that the staff, like the customers, are of those neighborhoods and members of those communities. The licensed New York check cashing industry provides jobs and career opportunities for more than 4,000 individuals statewide.
Additionally, for decades, FSCNY members have initiated and participated in community service, civic improvement and charitable donation programs that positively impact the neighborhoods where they operate. As one example, the FSCNY Scholarship Program has awarded more than $500,000 since its inception in 1996.