BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Combining intimate knowledge of the inner city with Ivy League backgrounds, Mark Griffith and Errol Lewis have created the country's fastest-growing community development credit union.

Their activist backgrounds allowed them to rally popular support for creating Central Brooklyn Federal Credit Union in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a predominantly African-American neighborhood whose residents have low to moderate incomes.

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