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Illinois Credit Union League partners with Federation, Juntos Avanzamos

October 19, 2017

The Illinois Credit Union League has  partnered with the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions and Juntos Avanzamos (Together we Advance), a prestigious designation for credit unions committed to assisting and uplifting Hispanic consumers within their community. 

“We strongly believe this program will help our credit unions provide value to an underserved community and fulfill our collective goal of helping people achieve financial independence.”  
said Illinois Credit Union League President/CEO Tom Kane.   

Originally launched in 2005 as an immigration outreach program, the Juntos Avanzamos designation is aimed at empowering credit unions to serve Hispanic populations more effectively. 

Credit unions with the Juntos Avanzamos designation fly a flag in front of their branch that serves as a signal that the institution welcomes Hispanic members. 

The designation was created by the Cornerstone Credit Union League, and was expanded into a national program with the help of the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions.