OnPoint Credit Union Donates $100,000 to De La Salle North Catholic High School
April 7, 2020
For almost 20 years, OnPoint Community Credit Union has partnered with De La Salle North Catholic (DLSNC) High School to provide local underserved students valuable, real-life work experience through the high school’s Corporate Work Study Program. As the community comes together to tackle COVID-19, OnPoint announced today it has donated $100,000 to support the school’s recently announced capital campaign, which will fund a new permanent campus in Northeast Portland, at this critical time. DLSNC has already reached 85% of its goal to raise $21.6 million.
“We have worked with the administrators, students, and teachers of De La Salle for nearly two decades, so we deeply appreciate how essential the school is to our community,” said Rob Stuart, President and CEO of OnPoint Community Credit Union. “As we continue grappling with the impacts of COVID-19, support of the education community is needed more than ever. We hope our support will inspire the DLSNC community at this critical time by assuring the students and teachers that they will have adequate space to learn, grow and explore on the other side of COVID-19.”
DLSNC currently serves 280 students in its current building, which is owned by Portland Public Schools. The capital campaign is raising funds for a new campus that will accommodate more than 350 students, expanding access to its distinctive combination of strong academics and real-life work experience.
“As the largest sponsor of DLSNC’s corporate work study program, we have supported more than 150 students over the years,” said Jackie Dunckley, Chief Talent Officer, OnPoint Community Credit Union, and Chair of Board of Trustees, De La Salle North Catholic High School. “De La Salle teachers and students have become our friends and colleagues and we are proud to stand by them and support them at this time.”
OnPoint is currently the largest employer-sponsor of DLSNC’s Corporate Work Study Program. This partnership, which began when the school opened in 2001, has allowed 158 students to work in an entry-level position throughout the credit union with 100% of OnPoint’s students going on to graduate. In addition to gaining professional insight, skills development, and personal growth, students earn 50% of their school tuition. Participating students also graduate with valuable work experience.
“We are so grateful for our longstanding partnership with OnPoint Community Credit Union,” said Oscar Leong, President of De La Salle North Catholic High School. “Their ongoing support of our students over the years, and now, at this critical juncture in our campaign, is amazing. Our future and permanent home will enable us to serve more students and provide them with the state-of-the-art facilities that will allow us to thrive and reach new heights.”
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