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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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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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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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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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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.

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Back to Reality: NWCUF Launching Second Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza

In celebration of International Credit Union Day, NWCUF is hosting a second multi-city, multi credit union financial reality fair extravaganza. We’d love for you to participate this time around!

$10,000 Donation From Inspirus Supports Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Internships

Students were selected from a group of 250 applicants and went through a rigorous interview process prior to being selected for the internship.

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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.”

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.

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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.

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

Qualstar Credit Union & Puget Sound Federal Credit Union announce merger; Fun(d) competition between Global Credit Union & Spokane Federal Credit Union; Fibre Federal Credit Union hosts Financial Reality Fair, Valley Credit Union announced new CEO.

Northwest Credit Unions Partner With NWCUF and National Groups to Host Financial Reality Fairs Across Region

Approximately 600 students from Northwest high schools took part in Financial Reality Fairs to learn real world financial skills. 11 credit unions partnered with the NWCUF, CUNA Mutual Group, National Credit Union Foundation and MindBlown Labs for 12 events, and nine in one day.

Set the Stage for Career Growth; WCMS Scholarship Available

A three-year scholarship is available for a Northwest credit union employee to attend the prestigious Western CUNA Management School. The combination of on campus and in-credit union curriculum is considered to be among the nation’s highest level educational opportunities for credit union professionals.

Inspirus Credit Union Helps Refugee Children Share Their Stories

With a generous donation, Inspirus Credit Union supported a diverse group of students at a Tukwila high school in sharing their Stories of Arrival.

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.

News and Notes from Member Credit Unions

Gesa CU opens its eighth student branch, Mid Oregon CU pays it forward, Global CU promotes Military Saves Week, Sound CU announces a new Chief Business Services Officer.

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

Point West “drives hope” to local nonprofit; Trailhead gets CDFI certified; Inspirus supports housing-insecure kids in Tukwila; Solarity announces winner of 2016-17 community partner vote.