Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson, who created “Life on the Edge” as a Development Educator project to engage her community in the fight against poverty, reports back on the results of “Life on the Edge 2.” The ripple effect, she says, could be unending.
It only took Cutting Edge Federal Credit Union 90 minutes to get its low-income designation and another 10 minutes to apply for an NCUA grant. A month later, the credit union was awarded $2,500 to help it apply for CDFI certification and gain access to more resources that it can use to help members and the community.
It started as Cathy Brorson’s Development Educator project, but “Life on the Edge” has become a rallying point in Kitsap County for the fight against poverty. Next week’s gathering will focus on identifying priorities and creating the kinds of programs that can sustain change.
Kitsap Credit Union earned regional and national recognition for its “Life on the Edge in Kitsap County” program, garnering a first-place Dora Maxwell Award in Washington and second-place honors in CUNA’s national competition.
Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson hosted a day-long event on Tuesday to step up the fight against poverty in Kitsap County, bringing together key players from all sectors, including education, social service, credit unions, law enforcement, government and more.
True to the “People Helping People” philosophy, Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson is working to illuminate the true challenges associated with poverty-based decision-making and to engage community leaders from all sectors in finding solutions.