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.”
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.
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.
Three local teachers will have their mortgages paid by OnPoint in recognition of their outstanding service to the students of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Classroom education is not enough, a gathering of financial educators and advocates finds. Some of the initiatives being driven by credit unions are key to improving students’ financial capability.
OSU Federal’s Anissa Arthenayake taught financial education to nearly 14,000 people last year. How did she do it? Credit union educators will have the chance to find out at the Best Practices Roundtable in Eugene July 10. Resources and outreach models will be shared.
Northwest credit union professionals taught financial basics to at least 65,000 people last year. Pooling presentation resources, partnering with other community organizations and sharing models for working with school districts will elevate that already strong performance. A Best Practices Roundtable June 25 will set those goals in motion.
Joining an Elite Group, Northwest CU Professionals Earn Credit Union Development Educator Certification
Three Northwest credit union professionals have joined an elite team of financial educators, earning certification as Credit Union Development Educators.
The spotlight shines on financial literacy all month and in particular on young people during national “National Credit Union Youth Week” April 21-27, 2013. But for Northwest credit unions, helping consumers manage their money and grow their financial capability skills is a year-round focus.
Jill Nowacki was one of six Americans to earn an International Development Educator designation at the World Credit Union Conference in July.
Three Northwest credit union professionals were among the graduates of the intensive, week-long Credit Union Development Education training held in Madison, Wis.