FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MADISON, Wis., and WASHINGTON (April 29, 2016) - Credit Union National Association has announced a collaborative effort with the National Credit Union Foundation, Northwest Credit Union Association and Northwest Credit Union Foundation entitled Give Back to Seattle, a financial education event to be held at America's Credit Union Conference on June 26, 2016, in Seattle, WA.
During the event, teachers and administrators from school districts across the state of Washington will be presented with information and practical guidance on youth-oriented financial education. In addition to valuable insights, each attendee will leave the event with a Biz Kid$ Starter Kit-including DVDs, training tips and suggested curriculum-that is customized to Washington state financial education standards. Volunteers at the event will have the opportunity to leave a positive impression on our host city by offering the tools and resources to area teachers that they need to help their students succeed financially.
“America's Credit Union Conference is about planning for the future of the credit union movement; financial education shapes our future by creating more informed, responsible consumers,” said Jim Nussle, President/CEO of CUNA. “We're extremely grateful for the support of our partners on this event, especially the Northwest Credit Union Foundation and Leagues who have gathered contacts and spearheaded the event planning.”
“This initiative will help Washington area educators instill an understanding of financial literacy and credit union principles in a generation of future members,” Gigi Hyland, Executive Director of National Credit Union Foundation. “Together, we will use the America's Credit Union Conference platform to make a positive impact on the community.”
With the support of the National Credit Union Foundation, Give Back to Seattle is completely free for educators to attend. Those educators interested in attending can register for the event at acuc.cuna.org/teachers.
America's Credit Union Conference attendees who would like to volunteer for the event can also register at acuc.cuna.org.
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With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves America's credit unions, which are owned by more than 103 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life. For more information about CUNA, visit www.cuna.org or follow @CUNA on Twitter. For more information about credit unions, visit www.aSmarterChoice.org and follow @asmarterchoice on Twitter.
About the National Credit Union Foundation:
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people's financial lives through credit unions. Through Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes. Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.
About the Northwest Credit Union Association:
The Northwest Credit Union Association is the trade association representing more than 160 credit unions in Oregon and Washington and associate members in Alaska, Hawaii, and Idaho. The Association provides legislative and regulatory advocacy, compliance support, professional development opportunities, and public relations resources to help credit unions thrive and better serve the 5.2 million Northwest consumers who are credit union members.
About the Northwest Credit Union Foundation:
Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to identifying and nurturing partnerships that bring together Northwest credit unions, community organizations and nonprofits to improve and grow the regional economy. Our mission is to cultivate opportunities and develop leaders that improve the well-being of our communities we serve. We provide credit unions and community partners with support that promotes asset-building, economic empowerment and cooperative development and believe these focus areas contribute to long term sustainability for the Northwest and for credit unions making investments in their members and communities.