The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU) has joined the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions and its partners in supporting Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance), a network of credit unions committed to the empowerment of U.S. born and immigrant Hispanics.
LSCU joins a group industry experts who understand that serving immigrants is a strategy for credit union growth and vital to fulfilling the collective goal of helping people of modest means achieve financial independence.
Juntos Avanzamos was developed by the Cornerstone Credit Union League as a Hispanic outreach program in Texas. Today, the federation is leading the national expansion of Juntos Avanzamos in partnership with Coopera, the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals (NLCUP), Cornerstone Credit Union League, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, Credit Union Association of New Mexico, Iowa Credit Union League, Mountain West Credit Union Association, and Northwest Credit Union Association.
The network of Juntos Avanzamos credit unions now numbers 70, with Seattle CU celebrating its designation earlier this month. To receive the Juntos Avanzamos designation, credit unions must demonstrate a strategic plan for improving service to Hispanics, offer bilingual services and information, collaborate with community organizations that support Hispanics, offer affordable products and services relevant to the immigrant consumer, and offer financial education in Spanish and English.