Monthly Charities

January: Shop Rat Foundation

February: King's Kupboard

March: John George Home

April: Aid In Milan

May: Calhoun County Animal Shelter

June: Faith in Action

July: AWARE Shelter

August: Volunteers of America

September: Adopt a U.S. Soldier

October: Boy Scouts of America

November: Other Christmas Charities

December: American Red Cross


Event Calendar

American 1 Community Involvement


American 1 Community Involvement Scholarships 

American 1 will be giving away 15 scholarships worth $1,000 to Michigan students in 2014! Applying students must be a resident of Michigan and a senior in high school that is planning on attending some form of higher education in the fall of 2014; applicants do not need to be a member at American 1 Credit Union. All applicants must write an essay of 1,500 words or less on the benefits of altruism. Click here for a scholarship application.

Our scholarships are funded through our loan Skip-a-Pay program, where American 1 members can choose to skip one month’s loan payment for $25. That $25 funds our scholarship program, plus other administrative fees.

Community 1 Cooperative  Community Involvement Scholarships 

Community 1 Cooperative is proud to offer $500 scholarships to local people in the workforce who are looking to enhance their education, through it's Community Involvement Scholarship Program. Community 1 Cooperative scholarships reward working men and women for involvement in their communities. Applicants do not need to be currently enrolled in an educational institution. The scholarship can be applied to a variety of institutions including 4-year and 2-year programs, technical and vocational institutions and other non-traditional courses of study.

Click here for the press release
Click here for a scholorship application

Community Shred Days

American 1 is proud to present free Community Shred Days where individuals and small businesses can shred confidential information and help prevent identity theft. We will be having two shred days in 2014:

Milan City Hall - May3 from 11am - 2pm

Jackson, Jackson Crossing South of Sears - May 17th from 12pm - 3pm

At this point in time, we can only accomodate personal and home business shredding. Have a question? Contact Liz Niles at (517) 780-4139.


Rent the American 1 Event Center for your event

Looking for the perfect place for your event, reception, dance, or banquet?  Be sure to check out the American 1 Event Center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.

Head to the Jackson County Fairgrounds web site for more information.


Mobile ATM available to area events

Did you know that American 1 has a mobile ATM that can be taken to events?

Click here for an application to have the American 1 Mobile ATM at your event.

Please note that due to the operating costs of this ATM, while American 1 members will not be charged a fee, non-members will be charged a $2 fee for using the ATM.


Upcoming Events

American 1 is proud to sponsor free, family-focused events all year long.  


Paws & Claws Expo: Sat., Feb. 8 @ American 1 Event Center, Jackson, MI

Jackson Women's Expo: Sat., Mar. 8 @ Middle School at Parkside, Jackson, MI

Milan Shred Day: Sat., May 3 @ TBA, Milan, MI

Spring Used Car Sale: Thurs., Fri., & Sat., May 15,16, & 17 @ TBA

Jackson Shred Day: Sat., May 17 @ Sears Parking Lot, Jackson, MI

Jackson Kids' Fest: Fri., Jun. 13 @ American 1 Event Center, Jackson, MI

Hillsdale Kids' Fest: Wed., Jun. 18 @ Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, Hillsdale, MI 

Chelsea Kids' Fest: Fri., Jun. 20 @ Timbertown Park, Chelsea, MI

Teen Idol: Fri., July 11 @ Jackson Co. Fairgrounds, Jackson, MI

Summer Used Car Sale: Thurs., Fri., & Sat., Aug. 14, 15, & 16 @ TBA

Community Market Days: Sat., Sep. 13 @ Jackson Co. Fairgrounds, Jackson, MI

Soup Wars: Sat., October 25 @ American 1 Event Center, Jackson, MI

Winter Used Car Sale: Thurs., Fri., & Sat., Nov. 13,14, & 15 @ Jackson County Fairgrounds, Jackson, MI

Hillsdale Women's Expo: Sat., Dec. 6 @ Dow Leadership & Conference Center, Hillsdale, MI



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