Northwest Credit Union Foundation, BALANCE, Introduce New Financial Ed Tool

Saving for higher education and managing finances is daunting for most families. Northwest credit unions are offering two powerful solutions: matched savings and a comprehensive digital financial education toolkit.

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BECU Featured on Foundation Podcast

The episode touched on a number of topics around the credit union’s philanthropic work.

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Junior Achievement Seeking Volunteers to Teach Financial Literacy

The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of Junior Achievement is seeking volunteers in Gresham, Portland and Beaverton, OR.

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Foundation Calls for Proposals to Conduct “Consumer Financial Health Check-ups” by CUs

The Foundation is looking for credit unions to submit proposals leveraging the Center for Financial Services Innovation’s (CFSI) consumer financial health assessment tool.

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Coming to Spokane: JA Finance Park Presented by BECU

Nearly 2,000 Spokane-area students will learn about finances in real-world simulations this fall and next spring.

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NW CUs Celebrate ICU Day With Financial Education, Community Service & Recognition

Financial reality fairs were held across the Northwest to celebrate International Credit Union Day, while Spokane credit unions broke out tools for a playground build. Some Oregon fairs also featured a Proclamation from Gov. Kate Brown recognizing credit unions’ contributions to the state.

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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.

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Second Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza Estimated to Reach Nearly 3,000 (and Counting)

With the majority of fairs planned on or around International Credit Union Day, the NWCUF collaborative effort has exploded in number of students reached, far-outpacing the original.

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.

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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.”

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CFSI Announces #FinHealthMatters Day

The efforts includes a social media contest asking “what financial health means to me.”

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NWCUA Set to Welcome ACUC to Pacific Northwest

America’s Credit Union Conference will come together in Seattle, billed as one of the most ‘innovative’ conferences of the year.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

NWCUA mourns the passing of longtime OCCU Board Member Don Moon Lee; Spokane credit unions, Habitat for Humanity host community day; Northwest Community Credit Union awards scholarships.

Washington Asset Building Coalition ‘Take Flight’ Conference Coming Soon

The May 25 conference will focus on four specific asset building strategies, featuring speakers and interactive discussions.

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Survey Shows Key Strengths, Challenges for Credit Unions With Engaging Members

Anthem talked to a few Northwest credit unions about how they handle member engagement, following a recent Gallup survey showing credit unions outpacing banks.

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Financial Education Focus With NW Priority Credit Union

Last week, we showcased the collective efforts of 11 Northwest credit unions for the Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza, which hosted a dozen financial reality fairs at schools across the region, including nine in one day. One of those members, NW Priority Credit Union, shared their individual efforts from the day.

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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.

Video: Fibre Federal CU Member Wins Save to Win $5,000 Grand Prize

The Save to Win prize-backed savings program produced a grand prize winner with Fibre Federal credit union—to the surprise of Joyce Becker. See her reaction here.