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MESA Program Looks to Grow in NW, Helping Students Lighten Debt Load

MESA—or matched education savings accounts—allow credit unions to bridge the gap between students and educational opportunity.

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JA Finance Park Coming to Klamath Falls Oct. 24-27

The nonprofit has been serving Oregon and Southwest Washington for 64 years, partnering with schools and businesses to provide business, economics and life-skills programming for youth.

When it Comes to Financial Education, Credit Unions Speak Your Language

Providing free, financial education is part of the credit union DNA. At Clackamas FCU, it’s offered in English or Spanish.

Red Canoe Awards $26,500 in Scholarships

The scholarship program was created in the memory of Wally C. Ohlfs, the founding manager of Red Canoe Credit Union.

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Teacher Giveback at ACUC Sets Stage for Better Prepared Teachers, Mentors

As America’s Credit Union Conference welcomed more than 1,000 credit union leaders to Seattle, the Credit Union Difference was demonstrated in a way that will make more than 30,000 Washington students “money smart.”

NYIB Conference Coming Up

The 2016 National Youth Involvement Board Conference will offer strategies for credit unions looking to revamp youth accounts and youth & family marketing programs.

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Recognition Reflection: 2015 Award Winners Look Back

Some 2015 NWCUA award winners and those who nominated them reflect on the recognition leading up to this year’s awards at MAXX Convention in October as the June 22 deadline nears.

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Call for Volunteers: Financial Education Events at Camp Withycombe with Local High Schools

NWCUF partner JA Finance Park is hosting upcoming financial education events. Check below for upcoming dates and partnering schools.

Education-Based Membership? Credit Unions Celebrate Teachers Financial Education Event Geared Toward Your Members

The free event during ACUC brings financial education tools to teachers and is sponsored by America’s Credit Unions and spearheaded by Northwest credit unions.

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Nominate the Best Northwest Credit Unions for 2016 Summit, Chapter, Advocacy & CUNA Awards; Deadline is June 17

Nominating period is now open for 2016 Summit, Chapter, Advocacy & CUNA Awards, which will be presented during the 2016 NWCUA Convention in October.

STCU’s Financial Education Efforts Result in National CUNA Award

STCU received a national CUNA Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, for “My Life, My Money,” a program that reached over 1,400 students last year.

Hold a Casual Day on April 6 to Raise Funds for Financial Education

A “casual day” in your credit union on April 6 can help to support the financial education initiatives of both the Northwest Credit Union Foundation and the National Credit Union Foundation.

How Northwest Credit Unions Can Help Schools Teach About Money With Free and Low-Cost Resources

An innovative partnership between a credit union and a local college of education will provide free financial literacy lesson plans in English and Spanish.

Calling Oregon Credit Unions: Take Survey by Monday to Help State Increase Access to Financial Education

Oregon credit unions have an opportunity to be part of a Financial Literacy Working Group the State Treasurer is establishing in March. Fill out a quick survey by February 29 to earn a seat at this important table.

Governor Inslee to CU Advocates: I am a Believer in Credit Unions

Advocates attending Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia on February 4 began their day with a supportive address by Governor Jay Inslee. “You are providing financial education that is so imperative to our young families,” he noted.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

As the Washington Legislature begins its second week, get an insider’s look at the policy advancement strategy for credit unions.

Washington Legislature Gavels Into Session

The Washington State legislature began its 2016 session in Olympia Monday, with lawmakers facing a large agenda and a tight, 60-day deadline. The Northwest Credit Union Movement is at the table.

Disaster Relief, Financial Education, New Programs Highlight Foundation’s 2015

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation made life-changing impacts this year in asset building, economic empowerment, and cooperative development.