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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.

Compliance Center: Supreme Court Rules Junior Mortgages Cannot Be Voided in Bankruptcy

Learn more about the Supreme Court’s decision; your question answered about cashing an “on-us” check; plus this week’s legal briefs.

With ‘JA in a Day,’ OSU Federal Can Teach Financial Literacy Lessons to Children Quickly

OSU Federal is partnering with Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington and students from Oregon State University to teach financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship and more to elementary- and middle-school students in a unique, one-day program called “JA in a Day.”

‘Piggy Bank Hero’ T-Shirts Help Junior Achievement Spread the Word about Financial Literacy

He isn’t faster than a speeding bullet, and he probably can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound. But the pink pig adorning new T-shirts from Junior Achievement and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation is a superhero nonetheless.

Junior Achievement Podcasts Help Families Talk About Finances

What’s the right way to establish—and manage—credit? Are allowances a good thing? And how do families talk about the impact of unemployment? Parents and children can find answers to those questions and more on The Money Jar, a fun and informative podcast produced by Junior Achievement of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Grant Lifts JA Finance Park

A grant from the Northwest Credit Union Foundation has helped Junior Achievement create JA Finance Park, a mobile, hands-on venue that will bring lessons in financial responsibility to middle and high school students across Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Gary Oakland to Join Ranks of JA Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame

Former BECU President and CEO Gary Oakland will be inducted into the Junior Achievement Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame next month in honor of his “lasting impact on the region’s business and society.” Tickets are available to the induction dinner, with proceeds benefiting Junior Achievement programs in Washington.

Regulators Release Guidance on Junior Lien Loss Allowances

The four federal financial regulatory agencies issued supervisory guidance on certain ALLL estimation practices. It addresses the responsibilities of financial institution management and examiners and builds on existing supervisory guidance.

Northwest Credit Unions Invited to Stage Joint Events During International Year of the Cooperative

Northwest credit unions are encouraged to work with each other as well as with other cooperatives to stage community events during the International Year of the Cooperative. This report details ideas and resources to help credit unions promote their events.