NEW YORK (3/9/15)--The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) and the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals (NLCUP) have introduced a new mentorship program, My Credit Union Mentor, to benefit small, minority-owned and faith-based credit unions.
Mentors will be drawn from throughout the credit union system for the program. Mentorship expertise is needed in the following areas:
In many of the communities where federation, AACUC and NLCUP members operate, community development credit unions are the only financial institutions providing safe and affordable financial products and services to low-income families, immigrants, seniors and young people looking for alternatives to mainstream banks.
Mentors will share their skills and experience on a volunteer basis. The program will be supported by a database of mentors, prospective and participating credit unions and program outcomes.
Credit union professionals interested in becoming mentors are invited to complete applications.