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Missoula Federal Credit Union Awards $50,000 in Grants to Local Organizations
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LOWELL – Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is gearing up to open its second branch in Nashua, NH with a new high school branch inside Nashua High School South. The Credit Union received approval from the State of New Hampshire Banking Department and the Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks to open the Credit Union’s third high school branch in fall 2017. This approval was granted less than one year after the Credit Union opened their Nashua branch on Spit Brook Road in September 2016. [...]
Ferndale, Michigan – Credit Union ONE Branch Manager Michelle Kilinski of Traverse City just completed teaching two Junior Achievement Classes in June. Michelle taught 19 First Grade students once a week on Monday’s in Megan Wolf’s class at Blair Elementary, and 20 students on Thursday in Sarah Mooney’s second grade class at Blair Elementary. The first grade theme was “ JA Ourselves “ which focused on the value of work, choices, giving, along with earning[...]
(Somerville, MA) Naveo Credit Union member Allison Sciarratta was the grand prize winner of the annual Cooperative Credit Union Association’s 7th & 8th Grade Student Essay Contest. Sciarratta was selected as the winner out of nearly 800 entries from the across the state. This year’s essay topic was “Save. Spend. Share. Learn. What could you teach an adult to form better savings and spending habits? Please provide practical advice to adopt sound plans and to avoid poor[...]
MAPLE GROVE, MINN. —  School may be out, however local member-owned financial services cooperative TopLine Federal Credit Union and the Maple Grove Farmers Market are teaming up to keep education top of mind over the summer months, with a program to teach young shoppers an important lesson. Area children will learn about the value of money — and the importance of making healthy food and financial choices — through the Power of Produce (PoP) Kids’ Club. For the[...]
The Financial Reality Foundation (FRF) of Alaska recently used a grant from the National Credit Union Foundation to help credit unions bring financial education to high school seniors across the state of Alaska. Through its Get REAL Financial Reality Fair Program, FRF reached 2,663 students, which is 34% of all enrolled high school seniors in Alaska. “The Get REAL Financial Reality Fairs are a great example of the cooperative spirit of Alaska credit unions and a demonstration of the [...]
Herndon, Va. (June 14, 2017) – Duane Daski of Northwest Federal Credit Union’s Maitland, FL office recently presented the 2017 NWFCU Excellence in Education award at the Florida Literacy Coalition’s 33rd annual conference. The award went to DePorres Place, an organization celebrating 20 years of service in Palm Beach County offering basic language curricula, citizenship classes, help with drivers’ license testing, and more recently, projects focusing on promoting health[...]
Daleville, Ala. — Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union (AACFCU) partnered with three local Boys and Girls Clubs to provide a Bee the Boss Program. This program teaches elementary and middle school students’ business principles and how they can be their own boss.  Students at Boys and Girls Clubs in Dothan, Ozark and Troy were given a preset amount of money or a “loan” from the Credit Union to purchase Boys and Girls Club logo items they could sell to[...]
The Cavalier Branch of North Star Community Credit Union hosted a Pembina County Kaleidoscope event at their branch on June 7th. Thanks to the credit union, 18 children participated in an "All About The Penny" class where they painted their own piggy bank, learned a few awesome facts about Abraham Lincoln (Honest Abe) including a demonstration of how tall the past president was. Finally, the kids participated in a “penny hunt” to start their savings.  North Star[...]
Heritage Trust recently hired Kelsey Layton, a 2017 Summerville High School graduate who has worked in the credit union’s student run branch program since August 2015.  Kelsey is one of eight original students who began working in our student run branch as one of our flagship initiatives.   She will soon be working as a Member Service Representative at Heritage Trust as she continues her college education.  Kelsey proved to be a leader in the student branch while[...]
(North Charleston, S.C.)—6/1/2017 — Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union and the Medical University of South Carolina recently teamed up to offer their second community educational workshop on the financial and health care sides of End of Life Planning. This community initiative is designed to bring awareness to resources made available through Heritage Trust and the MUSC Palliative Care program that exist to assist individuals through the planning process. At the event,[...]
More than 350 students attended a recent CU 4 Reality fair sponsored by Holy Rosary Credit Union (HRCU), Rochester, New Hampshire, and Northeast Credit Union (NECU) of Portsmouth for Spaulding High School and home-schooled students.  number of credit union staff were on hand to volunteer and work with the Spaulding High School and home-schooled students who participated in the event. CU 4 Reality fairs are fun and exciting events, where students learn how to manage a monthly budget,[...]
Plymouth, Mich. (June 7, 2017) Catholic Vantage Financial (CVF) received the Desjardins award for the credit union’s leadership in financial literacy from the Michigan Credit Union League. The award honors Alphonse Desjardins, who was instrumental in forming the Canadian and U.S. credit union movement, as well as pioneered youth savings clubs and in-school credit unions. This was the second consecutive year for CVF to earn the Desjardins award, receiving 2nd place honors among[...]


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