Mark Levine co-Founded and served as the Executive Director of Credit where Credit is Due, a nonprofit organization that promotes economic empowerment for low income families in Washington Heights, a neighborhood in upper Manhattan. Mark created the neighborhood's first ever community owned federal credit union. He worked with federal regulators for over 14 months to complete the complex process of supporting the credit union and earn the trust of local residents. The credit union now has over 1,300 members, most of whom have never had a formal savings account. Mark won a BRICK Award in 1998.